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Joining the world-leading Centre for Language Evolution (CLE), you will investigate the origins and evolution of human language, tackling questions such as ‘what is it that makes us human?’, ‘how did our brains evolve?’ and ‘what are the origins of human language?’. Read more
Evolutionary theory has radically altered our understanding of human life. The Human Evolution and Behaviour MSc at UCL is designed to provide students with a solid practical and theoretical grounding in issues relevant to the evolution of humans and non-human primates. Read more
The connection between how organisms have evolved and how they behave is a fundamental principle of biology. It can show us why organisms are the way they are, and answer deep questions about the diversity of life on earth. Read more
Taught by expert researchers, this innovative MSc combines evolutionary anthropology, focusing on the behaviour of human and non-human primates, with evolutionary, developmental and cognitive psychology. Read more
A unique opportunity to consider evolutionary biology, experimentally and theoretically, starting in the place that helped Darwin formulate his ideas about Natural Selection. . Read more
The MRes in Molecular Evolution involves the study of the evolutionary relationships among organisms and gene families using molecular methods, with evolutionary trees (phylogenies) generated from the analysis of DNA and protein sequences. Read more
This MRes is designed for students with a passion for the diversity of life on earth, who are looking to further their knowledge and experience of quantitative techniques in ecology, evolution and conservation. Read more
This course will give you broad experience in current whole organism research and strong theoretical, laboratory and field research skills. Read more
In this unique course we teach quantitative methods and biological concepts together, through application of the methods to cutting-edge biological research problems. Read more
Taxonomy and systematics provide the foundation for studying the diversity of the living world. This course will give you a broad background in these disciplines and their power for our understanding of biological diversity. Read more
The crisis in biodiversity is a crucial challenge for current and future generations. Everyday, species diversity is rapidly declining. Read more
The Department has an outstanding international reputation for research and excellent facilities for postgraduate research and taught courses.
Life Sciences at Sussex is renowned for offering a global outlook and positive approaches to our research and your studies.
A range of courses developed with public sector organisations within the education, teaching, business, health, law and psychology spheres.
We’re ranked in the world’s top 5 universities for linguistics (QS World University Rankings by subject 2019), and ranked as part of the top Language Sciences department in the UK thanks to world-leading research in English Language and Linguistics (THE Rankings of the REF 2014).