UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Human Evolution and Behaviour

Evolutionary theory has radically altered our understanding of human life. The course is designed to provide students with a solid practical and theoretical grounding in issues relevant to the evolution of humans and non-human primates.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: students choose 2 of the following: human behavioural ecology; primate socioecology; palaeoanthropology; postgraduate methods/statistics 1 (term 1); options: advanced human evolution; anthropological and archaeological genetics; archaeology of hunter-gatherers; dental anthropology; evolution of the human brain; cognition and language; evolution of the human brain and behaviour; primate evolution; variation and evolution of the human skull; ethnographic and documentary filmmaking.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures including weekly two-hour departmental seminars, and occasional attendance at non-departmental seminars. Assessment is through take-home examination, essays, lab-books, practical tests, and presentation. The dissertation is assessed by a project presentation and the thesis.

Sponsorship information

AHRC; ESRC and Departmental Scholarships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,670 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,285 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 1040