University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Palaeobiology

This programme is for students who are passionate about early life, dinosaurs, mass extinctions, macroevolution, fossil preservation and understanding the palaeobiology of extinct organisms. It examines quantitative aspects of the fossil record and the history of life. The research-oriented MSc bridges the biology-geology divide and will provide you with a strong background for independent research to PhD level or for a career in museums, libraries, management or the media. This interdisciplinary programme is taught mainly in the School of Earth Sciences, along with some archaeology and biology units. You will engage in current debates in evolutionary biology, systematics and palaeobiology.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in geology, biological sciences, environmental sciences, archaeology, anthropology, or a related discipline. Previous professional experience or qualifications can also be put forward for consideration as equivalent to the academic entry requirements given above. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

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