M.Sc. in Human Evolution and Behaviour
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Darwinian theory has radically altered our understanding of human life. Against this background, our masters course is designed to provide students with a solid practical and theoretical grounding in issues relevant to the evolution of humans and non-human primates. The compulsory programme involves a seminar-based core module covering a choice of two topics from three that are on offer (palaeoanthropology, primate socioecology, human behavioural ecology), as well as attendance at the research seminar in biological anthropology and at the graduate research methods seminar. Students also choose three options from a variety of topics such as Anthropological and Archaeological Genetics, Human Skeletal and Dental Biology, The Archaeology of Pre-Modern Humans, Evolutionary Archaeology, Evolution of Cognition. Primate Evolution, Documentary Filmmaking. Performance is largely assessed by examination, essays and an MSc thesis.