Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Biological Anthropology

Biological Anthropology is the study of evolution and variation in human populations and of the interactions between human biology and environment. This combines our international reputation for anthropology, archaeology and biology, specifically including studies in primatology, evolutionary anthropology, human osteology, zooarchaeology, but also (paeleo-) ecology and behaviour. This exciting course gives a core grounding in human evolution, primate behaviour and ecology, the origins of human behaviour and how hominines adapted to their environment, as well as human and animal skeletal analysis. Ultimately this course offers a uniquely wide range of suitable project topics that can prepare you for a career in a variety of aligned fields.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above or equivalent in a relevant subject area and/or relevant comprehensive professional experience. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Course modules

Core units: Human Evolution - Human Functional Anatomy - Primate Behaviour & Ecology - Principles & Methods in Zooarchaeology - Research Project. Option units (you'll choose one of the following units): Principles & Methods in Human Osteology - Techniques of Archaeological Recovery & Recording. And one of the following: Archaeology of Human Remains - Bodies of Evidence - Skeletal Changes Before & After Death - Humans, Animals & Diet. Please note that option units require minimum numbers to run and may change from year to year.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Talbot Campus Poole BH12 5BB South West

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