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MSc (by Research) in Evolutionary/Biological Anthropology

Online Durham University Department of Anthropology

Full time & Part time October, January Research Only, MSc 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time)

About the course

This research intensive degree is linked closely to our internationally recognised Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group. Research in evolutionary/biological anthropology is both theoretically exciting and topical as it enables us to understand what it means to be human in a rapidly changing world, including why we behave as we do and our interactions with each other and with other animals.  We apply evolutionary theory to understanding human and non-human primate behaviour, biology and diversity. Much of this research has clear potential for societal benefit, for example in addressing our attraction to ‘fake news’, our behaviour during pandemics, our capacity for cooperation, and animal conservation, in an increasingly interconnected and anthropogenically influenced

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 Honours Degree in a relevant subject from a UK Institution (or overseas equivalent)


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The MSc is usually at the classroom rate, though this is dependent upon the research project chosen.

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