Durham University

Durham University

Evolutionary Medicine

Evolutionary Medicine is a growing and exciting new field that is highly interdisciplinary in nature. We currently offer the only MSc in Evolutionary Medicine in the world, taught by a unique grouping of world-class researchers specialising in evolutionary approaches to the study of health and disease. A major theme of the course is the mismatch between the environment in which humans evolved and the contemporary environment, and implications for obesity and related metabolic disorders, reproductive health and infant care. Optional modules previously offered included palaeopathology and cultural evolution, and in the wider anthropology of health.

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,
Evolutionary and Ecological Topics in Medicine and Health,
Statistical Analysis in Anthropology,
Previous optional modules have included:
Academic and Professional Skills in Anthropology,
Evolutionary Perspectives on Western Diseases,
Public Health Anthropology,
Anthropology of Global Health,
Cultural Evolution,
Evolutionary Psychology,
Themes in Palaeopathology,
Evolutionary Perspectives on Reproductive and Infant Health,
Foreign language option.

Assessment methods

Each module we offer has a credit value. To obtain a Master's degree you must register for and pass modules to the value of 180 credits. In recognition of the emphasis we place on independent research skills, the dissertation is a 60 credit module.

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 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 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

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