|Study location||United Kingdom, Liverpool|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A good 2:1 or equivalent undergraduate degree in a relevant field of study
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component)
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
The MSc in Palaeoanthropology provides an up-to-date foundation in the study of human evolution for people interested in human origins.
The programme’s especially suitable for graduates with a first degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Earth or Life Sciences. You’ll be able to tailor your studies to reflect you interests, by choosing from a diverse array of subjects such as:-
- the archaeology of early hominin sites
- African archaeology
- hominid palaeontology
- evolutionary theory
- primate evolution
- science-based techniques in palaeoanthropological investigation.
You’ll complete your programme with a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words on an aspect of human evolution.
We aim to be flexible, supportive, encouraging and challenging in our approach to students. For example, if you’re new to a topic you’re very welcome to attend lectures offered in Year Three modules of the undergraduate programme in Evolutionary Anthropology.
Our Masters programmes are designed to equip students with a wide range of transferable skills, with an emphasis on the development of both research and practical analytical skills. They equip students for further study at Postgraduate level (MPhil/PhD) and meet the training requirements of the AHRC and NERC. Research students have not only continued their studies at postdoctoral level, but also embarked on specialised long-term careers in lecturing, museum work and the heritage industry. Our degrees are a good investment in your future. Whichever direction you choose after graduation, potential employers (both nationally and internationally) appreciate the breadth of view, analytical skills and intellectual rigour that you gain by studying civilizations and periods so different from our own.