MSc Palaeobiology Program By University of Bristol |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    62
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(GBP) 23600-
  • Start date Jan-2000

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The MSc programme is for students who are interested in early life, mass extinctions, macroevolution and fossil preservation. It bridges the biology-geology divide and will provide students with a strong foundation for independent research to PhD level or for a career in museum curation, science education, management or the media. Students will join Bristol's palaeobiology research group and engage in current debates in evolutionary biology, systematics and palaeobiology. Learning how to analyse problems quantitatively and design experimental approaches to resolving questions in macroevolution and the study of ancient organisms is part of the knowledge students will receive through this programme. A key aspect of the programme is preparing students’ research project for publication. Recent research project topics include the origin of cellular life, the preservation of colours in dinosaurs and the evolution of culture in humans. Students will learn to present palaeontological data through talks, visual displays and formal written reports. They will also develop computing skills in data handling, phylogenetics, macroevolution, function and 3D digital modelling.

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