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Human Sciences and Evolution MSci

This degree offer many career opportunities - our graduates have entered a variety of careers: journalism, nutrition, science communication, management, teaching and finance.

Human Sciences and Evolution MSci Degree Overview

The Human Sciences and Evolution MSci is unique to UCL, and builds upon the Human Sciences BSc. This interdisciplinary degree draws on teaching from a range of science and non-science departments, and allows students to extend their specialised knowledge of human evolution.

Course benefits

The programme offers a wide choice of individual module combinations from life sciences, social and historical sciences and physical sciences. You will benefit from a variety of disciplinary approaches in the contributing departments and access to outstanding departmental resources.

This degree programme has strong pastoral and academic support. The Human Sciences Tutor and your Personal Tutor will be available for consultation on structuring your programme.

A student committee organises academic and social events for Human Sciences students, such as a guest speaker series.

Modules

Modules - Year 1
SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryANAT0001Introduction to Anatomy and Development15
CompulsoryBIOS0005Introduction to Human Sciences15
CompulsoryBIOL0003Introduction to Genetics15
CompulsoryPHOL0002Introductory Mammalian Physiology15
CompulsoryPSYC0039Introduction to Psychology15
CompulsoryANTH0008Introduction to Biological Anthropology30
    
Optional
Students will need to choose minimum of 0 and maximum of 15 credits
GEOG0007Human Ecology: Geographical Perspectives15
 HPSC0009Revealing Science15
 ANTH0004Introductory Social Anthropology 1 A15
 LANG-ALLLanguage Centre Modules 

 

Modules - Year 2
SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryHPSC0019Human Sciences and Society15
CompulsorySTAT0021Introductory Statistical Methods and Computing15
    
ElectiveGroup 1: minimum of 30 credits must be chosen from modules with codes beginning ANTH, ANAT, ARCL, BIOC, BIOL, BIOS, CELL, NEUR, PHAR, PHOL.  
    
ElectiveGroup 2: minimum of 45 credits and maximum of 60 credits must be chosen from modules with codes beginning ANTH, ANAT, BIOC, BIOL, BIOS, CELL, CIHD, COMP, ECON, GEOG, HIST, HPSC, IEHC, IMMN, INFN, INIM, MATH, MSIN, NEUR, PALS, PHAR, PHIL, PHOL, PLIN, POLS, PSYC, SPSC, STAT.  
    
ElectiveA 15 credit elective module may be chosen from either:
Faculty of Arts & Humanities OR
Science Faculties (any Faculty with 'Sciences' in its title) OR
CLIE (UCL Language Centre).
  

 

Modules - Year 3

* Students who choose not to attend the Turkana Basin Institute Field Course in Kenya MUST include ANTH0035 Human Sciences Seminar Project (dissertation, 30 credits) in their list of module selections.
** Students who choose to attend the Turkana Basin Institute Field Course in Kenya MUST include ALL of the following four 15 credit courses in their list of module selections: ANTH0050, ANTH0051, ANTH0052 and ANTH0053.

SelectionModuleTitleCredit
OptionalANTH0035*Human Sciences Seminar Project30
 OR  
 ANTH0050**Palaeontology and Paleoecology15
 ANTH0051Geology of the Turkana Basin15
 ANTH0052Ecology of the Turkana Basin15
 ANTH0053Archaeology of the Turkana Basin15
    
ElectiveGroup 1: minimum of 30 credits must be chosen from modules with codes beginning ANTH, ANAT, ARCL, BIOC, BIOL, BIOS, CELL, NEUR, PHAR, PHOL.  
    
ElectiveGroup 2: minimum of 45 credits and maximum of 60 credits must be chosen from modules with codes beginning ANTH, ANAT, BIOC, BIOL, BIOS, CELL, CIHD, COMP, ECON, GEOG, HIST, HPSC, IEHC, IMMN, INFN, INIM, MATH, MSIN, NEUR, PALS, PHAR, PHIL, PHOL, PLIN, POLS, PSYC, SPSC, STAT.  
    
ElectiveA 15 credit elective module may be taken from either:
Faculty of Arts & Humanities OR
Science Faculties (any Faculty with 'Sciences' in its title) OR
CLIE (UCL Language Centre).
  

 

Modules - Year 4
SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryANTH0163Human Sciences and Evolution60
    
ElectiveGroup 1: minimum of 30 credits must be chosen from modules with codes beginning ANTH, ANAT, ARCL, BIOC, BIOL, BIOS, CELL, NEUR, PHAR, PHOL.  
    
ElectiveGroup 2: minimum of 45 credits and maximum of 60 credits must be chosen from modules with codes beginning ANTH, ANAT, BIOC, BIOL, BIOS, CELL, CIHD, COMP, ECON, GEOG, HIST, HPSC, IEHC, IMMN, INFN, INIM, MATH, MSIN, NEUR, PALS, PHAR, PHIL, PHOL, PLIN, POLS, PSYC, SPSC, STAT.  
    
ElectiveA 15 credit elective module may be chosen from either:
Faculty of Arts & Humanities OR
Science Faculties (any Faculty with 'Sciences' in its title) OR
CLIE (UCL Language Centre).
  

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme will be scientifically literate, numerate and able to communicate across a wide range of disciplines.

Human Sciences graduates have entered a variety of careers: journalism, nutrition, science communication, management, accountancy, teaching and the finance industry.

A number of graduates pursue further studies, including Master's degrees in various fields and qualifications in law and medicine.