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This interdisciplinary MSc programme is for students who are passionate about early life, mass extinctions, macroevolution and fossil preservation. It bridges the biology-geology divide. You will learn the latest techniques in phylogenetics, biomechanics and macroevolution training, providing you with a strong foundation for independent research to PhD level or for a career in museum curation, science education, management or the media.
You will join Bristol's established palaeobiology research group and engage in current debates in evolutionary biology, systematics and palaeobiology. You will learn how to analyse problems quantitatively and design experimental approaches to resolving questions in macroevolution and the study of ancient organisms.
A key aspect of the programme is preparing
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An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in geology, biological sciences, environmental sciences, archaeology, anthropology or a related discipline.
Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol combines a proud tradition of academic excellence with an independent and forward-thinking spirit. We attract the best and brightest students from more than 150 countries, creating a rich and exciting international community.Read more
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