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Full time | University of Liverpool | 12 months | 26-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Bioarchaeology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The MSc in Palaeoanthropology provides an up-to-date foundation in the study of human evolution for people interested in human origins.

The programme's especially suitable for graduates with a first degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Earth or Life Sciences. You'll be able to tailor your studies to reflect you interests, by choosing from a diverse array of subjects such as:-

  • Early technologies
  • Symbols and art
  • Human osteology
  • Evolutionary theory
  • Palaeolithic archaeology
  • Research methods

You'll complete your programme with a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words on an aspect of human evolution.

We aim to be flexible, supportive, encouraging and challenging in our approach to students. For example, if you're new to a topic you're very welcome to attend lectures offered in Year Three modules of the undergraduate programme in Evolutionary Anthropology.

Career prospects

Our Master's programmes are designed to equip students with a wide range of transferable skills, with an emphasis on the development of both research and practical analytical skills. They equip students for further study at Postgraduate level (MPhil/PhD) and meet the training requirements of the AHRC and NERC. Research students have not only continued their studies at postdoctoral level, but also embarked on specialised long-term careers in lecturing, museum work and the heritage industry. Our degrees are a good investment in your future. Whichever direction you choose after graduation, potential employers (both nationally and internationally) appreciate the breadth of view, analytical skills and intellectual rigour that you gain by studying civilizations and periods so different from our own.

Modules

This module aims to foster the learning skills essential for advanced study and writing, especially those of reviewing material, and preparing a bibliography to go with a research exercise; Students will become familiar with the issues surrounding the major early hominid and early archaeological sites; Students will become familiar with the nature of early hominid settings and the evidence preserved; Students will become familiar with the potential and limits of inferences about early hominid behaviour; For students to acquire and strengthen skills engendered by critical reading of select sources and presentation in discussion.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,650

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

20,100

Entry requirements

The normal requirement for entry on to a taught programme is a good 2:1 or equivalent undergraduate degree in a relevant field of study.

Department profile

The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures offers a diverse and broad range of subjects, areas and disciplines. The School is comprised of five departments; Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology; History; Irish Studies; Languages, Culture and Film and Politics. Through research and teaching the School looks at culture and society from the origins of humanity through to modern day politics. Postgraduate study in the School of Histories,...more

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