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  Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology MSc

University College London    Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Anthropology (2) Forensic & Archaeological Sciences (16) History & Archaeology (19) Psychology (31)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology MSc programme at UCL. This unique offering, a collaboration between the Institute of Archaeology and UCL Anthropology, provides a comprehensive training in human evolutionary studies. Delve into the biological and archaeological realms of palaeoanthropology and palaeolithic archaeology, exploring topics such as human evolution evidence, evolutionary patterns, and cultural adaptation. The programme equips students with essential research skills, preparing them for doctoral research or careers in various fields. Benefit from the expertise of UCL's renowned staff, engaged in global field projects and museum-based studies. The central London location offers proximity to world-class museums, enriching your learning experience. With a focus on critical evaluation, research design, and data analysis, this programme enhances employability across diverse sectors. Join a vibrant academic community, where networking opportunities and engaging teaching methods foster a dynamic learning environment. Elevate your career prospects with a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline.

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The Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology MSc, run jointly by the Institute of Archaeology and UCL Anthropology, brings together the expertise of the two departments to provide graduate students with an integrated training in the biological and archaeological aspects of human evolutionary studies.

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Students gain training in research methods and a scientific grounding in the principles, content and practice of palaeoanthropology and palaeolithic archaeology, including: fossil and archaeological evidence of human evolution; temporal and spatial patterns and processes of evolutionary and environmental change; and the evolutionary background for understanding human adaptation and culture.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.


UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £15,100
Part-time: £7,550

Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £31,100
Part-time: £15,550

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