UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology

The course provides graduate students with an integrated training in the biological and archaeological aspects of human evolutionary studies.

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

Core modules: themes in palaeoanthropology and palaeolithic archaeology; options: palaeoanthropology; primate evolution; primate socioecology; anthropological and archaeological genetics; archaeology of early human origins; archaeology of hunter-gatherers from the emergence of modern humans; evolution of human brain and behaviour; evolution of palaeolithic and neolithic societies in the near east; geoarchaeology; lithic analysis; world rock art (from palaeolithic to present); zooarchaeology in practice.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, discussions, seminars, laboratory practicals and student presentations. Assessment is through essays, practical examination and seminar presentations, (depending on the options chosen), and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,665 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Programme Administrator
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020 7679 7495