Durham University

Durham University

Evolutionary Anthropology

This course is designed to provide expertise in the study of evolutionary and adaptive processes in primates, both human and non-human, in relation to both extinct and living species. There is a particular focus on primate behaviour, evolutionary psychology, cultural evolution and palaeoenvironments, drawing on the world-class expertise of members of our large Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 Honours degree from a UK institution (or the overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject. Please email us on anth.postgrad-studies@durham.ac.uk for advice on relevant topics.

References play an important part in the admissions process.

Course modules

Compulsory modules:
Dissertation,
Evolutionary Theory,
Statistical Analysis in Anthropology.
Student will then choose 90 credits from a selection of the following:

Previous optional modules have included:
Academic and Professional Skills in Anthropology,
Evolutionary Perspectives on Western Diseases,
Primate Behaviour,
Cultural Evolution,
Evolutionary Psychology,
Palaeoanthropology and Palaeoecology,
Evolutionary and Ecological Topics in Medicine and Health,
Foreign language option.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes a research proposal, projects, essays, critical reviews, written examinations and the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 9,100 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

Get in touch

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Anthropology
Telephone number: 
0191 334 1612