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The MPhil in Applied Biological Anthropology is a full-time interdisciplinary course taken over a period of ten months with core teaching in human population biology. Topics that may be covered in a given year include: human ecology (with behavioural, nutritional, demographic or reproductive emphasis); evolutionary and adaptive processes; molecular genetics; epidemiology and disease in past and present populations; and quantitative methods for biological anthropology. There are strong biostatistical and laboratory elements to the course as well as an opportunity for laboratory experience and exposure to literature on field studies in human population biology.
The lecturers are primarily involved in research and teaching within Biological Anthropology in the Department of Archaeology. This
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Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.
If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.
Admission is based on high achievement in a previous or current degree, typically first-class, high II.i or an equivalent. Students will normally hold an undergraduate degree in anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, or closely related cognate fields within the humanities or sciences. Applications from students in other fields will need to show strong reasons for applying and relevant experience where possible.
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