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Department of Anthropology | Masters by Research (MSc) Evolutionary and Biological Anthropology

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Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

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Main Subject Area

AnthropologyMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Anthropology

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Masters by Research (MSc) Evolutionary Anthropology at Durham University

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The Department of Anthropology offer a one-year postgraduate programme aimed at developing your research skills and enhancing your CV and employability. The Masters by Research (MSc) in Evolutionary & Biological Anthropology offers you training in research methods and the chance to undertake a potentially publishable research project in one of a range of fascinating topic areas.


This is an excellent platform for those wishing to go on to a PhD.


Our research applies Evolutionary Theory to understanding human and non-human primate behaviour, biology, ecology, and diversity. We focus on three overlapping and complementary research areas: Cognitive & Cultural Evolution, Primatology, Human & Primate Evolution and we use experimental, observational, modelling and comparative methods. Many staff are active at field sites in Africa, Asia and elsewhere.


We are a world-renowned location for research in Biological Anthropology. Staff members include former Presidents of the Cultural Evolution Society and Primate Society of Great Britain and past and current editors of journals such as Journal of Human Evolution and International Journal of Primatology. We house one of the best Palaeoanthropology Teaching Collections in the UK, as well as a new Endocrinology & Ecology Laboratory.


Research in Evolutionary/Biological Anthropology is theoretically exciting and topical, enabling us to understand what it means to be human in our rapidly changing world, including why we behave as we do and how we interact with each other and other animals.


Our research has clear potential for societal benefit, for example in addressing our attraction to ‘fake news’, behaviour during pandemics and animal conservation in an increasingly interconnected and anthropogenically influenced world.



Our Anthropology postgraduates are well-placed to build on the research-led teaching the Department offers. Many continue their academic careers by carrying out further research into the complex and diverse nature of humanity.


Durham courses develop a depth of practical skills and knowledge about understanding behaviour and society that are hugely applicable to the workplace environment and are highly sought after by employers in the UK and internationally.


Such attributes and qualities are easily transferable to a range of stimulating and rewarding professional careers. Our postgraduates have secured roles in development, health, government, policy, social research, culture, heritage, consultancy, education and media.


Recent postgraduates have moved into roles with employers that include Save the Children, HM Prison Service, Civil Service, Durham University, VSO, Office for National Statistics, National Graduate Development Programme (the local authority graduate scheme) and non-governmental organisations such as Concern Universal and Kenwa.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Program overview

Main Subject

Anthropology

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Masters by Research (MSc) Evolutionary Anthropology at Durham University

[email protected]


The Department of Anthropology offer a one-year postgraduate programme aimed at developing your research skills and enhancing your CV and employability. The Masters by Research (MSc) in Evolutionary & Biological Anthropology offers you training in research methods and the chance to undertake a potentially publishable research project in one of a range of fascinating topic areas.


This is an excellent platform for those wishing to go on to a PhD.


Our research applies Evolutionary Theory to understanding human and non-human primate behaviour, biology, ecology, and diversity. We focus on three overlapping and complementary research areas: Cognitive & Cultural Evolution, Primatology, Human & Primate Evolution and we use experimental, observational, modelling and comparative methods. Many staff are active at field sites in Africa, Asia and elsewhere.


We are a world-renowned location for research in Biological Anthropology. Staff members include former Presidents of the Cultural Evolution Society and Primate Society of Great Britain and past and current editors of journals such as Journal of Human Evolution and International Journal of Primatology. We house one of the best Palaeoanthropology Teaching Collections in the UK, as well as a new Endocrinology & Ecology Laboratory.


Research in Evolutionary/Biological Anthropology is theoretically exciting and topical, enabling us to understand what it means to be human in our rapidly changing world, including why we behave as we do and how we interact with each other and other animals.


Our research has clear potential for societal benefit, for example in addressing our attraction to ‘fake news’, behaviour during pandemics and animal conservation in an increasingly interconnected and anthropogenically influenced world.



Our Anthropology postgraduates are well-placed to build on the research-led teaching the Department offers. Many continue their academic careers by carrying out further research into the complex and diverse nature of humanity.


Durham courses develop a depth of practical skills and knowledge about understanding behaviour and society that are hugely applicable to the workplace environment and are highly sought after by employers in the UK and internationally.


Such attributes and qualities are easily transferable to a range of stimulating and rewarding professional careers. Our postgraduates have secured roles in development, health, government, policy, social research, culture, heritage, consultancy, education and media.


Recent postgraduates have moved into roles with employers that include Save the Children, HM Prison Service, Civil Service, Durham University, VSO, Office for National Statistics, National Graduate Development Programme (the local authority graduate scheme) and non-governmental organisations such as Concern Universal and Kenwa.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

1 Year
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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