University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Palaeolithic Archaeology and Human Origins

This course offers a unique opportunity to study the rich, global archaeological evidence of our earliest origins using Palaeolithic and Quaternary archives; students are trained in the practical analysis of Palaeolithic stone artefacts and encouraged to place this knowledge into a broad framework, based on current interdisciplinary research, enabling them to investigate the key questions in human evolution.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent.

Course modules

Analysis and interpretation of stone tools; contexts for human origins research; research skills; dissertation; plus archaeology or another optional module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
023 8059 5500