Taught course

Human Anatomy and Evolution

University of York · Hull York Medical School

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Entry requirements

Open to strong graduates in anatomy, anthropology, archaeology, biology, psychology, zoology and other related fields. Minimum 2.1 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers a unique opportunity to study human anatomy from an evolutionary perspective, providing you with a detailed understanding of human and primate evolution, focusing on anatomy and morphology and their interfaces with ecology and behaviour.

The skills and techniques you learn will position you as a leader in the field of human evolutionary anatomy. As well as providing a platform for more advanced research, the course will equip you well for careers in a whole range of academic, medical and archaeological fields.

You will investigate how the anatomy of the human body has developed over time; the biology of bone, teeth and soft tissue; explore the physical capabilities of early humans and other Primates and undertake a practical research project of your choice, in consultation with your supervisor, to investigate a current question in evolutionary anatomy.

Teaching is delivered by Hull York Medical School and Archaeology faculty staff at the University of York. You will be registered at the University of York, but you will have access to facilities and support at both our parent universities – Hull and York. All of our degrees are awarded by both the University of Hull and University of York.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 321782