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.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.1 Honours degree from a UK institution (or the overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: dissertation; evolutionary theory; statistical analysis in anthropology. Students then choose 90 credits from a selection of the following: 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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Department of Anthropology
Telephone number: 
0191 334 1612