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This programme places a strong emphasis on critical thinking and understanding of both the broad field of Biological Anthropology and the specialisms within. Core to the programme is the development of research methods, culminating in a piece of original research, written up in the form of a publication-ready journal article.
The MSc in Biological Anthropology is a perfect foundation for PhD research: it provides theoretical background, discipline specific knowledge and advanced, quantitative research methods.
Taught by one of the UK’s largest group of biological anthropologists with a demonstrated record of world-class research in human and primate behaviour, human evolution and skeletal biology this innovative one-year MSc allows you to focus your studies through one of two routes:
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A good honours degree (2.1 or above) in anthropology, psychology, zoology, biology or in a related discipline. This course involves a statistics module which you must normally pass in order to receive your degree. The teaching assumes that you are already familiar basic quantitative or scientific methods.
Please specify which of the two routes (Human and Primate Behaviour OR Human Evolution Anatomy) you wish to follow in your 'reason for study' statement in your online application.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and experience will be taken into account when considering applications.
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