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Masters degrees in Physical & Biological Anthropology explore past and present human evolution, in biological and behavioural contexts. They analyse the human condition in relation to physiology, environment, variability, survival, and reproduction, and how these factors adapt over time.
Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Archaeology or Human Biology.
These programmes offer various specialisations, including anthropological linguistics, primate behaviour and ecology, human morphology, human nutritional ecology, growth and development, and more. You can develop your skills in imaging, DNA sequencing, reconstruction and data modelling, lab testing, and biological analyses.
Careers for Anthropological science postgraduates are also extremely diverse. They may range from assisting in research projects such as archaeological excavations or conservation programmes, to positions in government or private agencies, health or charitable organisations. You may even manage business in the heritage sector and tourism industries.
A Masters in this area is also excellent preparation for PhD study. You may wish to conduct further research into current global issues such as climate change and consumerism, or delve into palaeontological projects.
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Oxford Brookes is one of very few UK universities where social and biological anthropology are taught alongside each other. This course emphasises the holistic and comparative breadth of anthropology - studying humans from a variety of social, cultural, biological and evolutionary perspectives.
The MPhil in Human Evolutionary Studies is a full-time interdisciplinary course, taken over a period of ten months, and involving teaching in evolutionary anthropology, human and hominin morphology, primate behaviour and evolution, archaeology and genetics.
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.
This is a master's degree by research in which the sole requirement is a dissertation. It is suitable for those who have a strong background in this field, possibly including research experience.
Bioarchaeology is an exciting and fast-advancing field which combines archaeology with branches of the natural sciences to study key topics such as past health and well-being, diet, ecology, subsistence strategies and environmental impacts.
Through imaginative teaching and world-leading research, we inspire our students to explore. Using a combination of established and cutting-edge methods, this course focuses on the study of bones from archaeological sites.
The School of Anthropology and Conservation is a multinational research community striving for real-world impact.
Do you hold a BSc degree in life science and are eager to explore the field of ageing research in a cutting-edge and interdisciplinary environment of prestigious ageing cluster in Cologne, Germany?
Ranked 1st in the world for development studies in the QS University World Rankings, there are few better places to study the global issues of our time than at The University of Sussex.