University of York

University of York

Early Prehistory and Human Origins

The archaeology of human origins is a fascinating and dynamic area of research, with new evidence and theories constantly changing our interpretation of who we are. The course addresses fascinating questions such as: what makes us 'human'? How did early human societies work? How different were Neanderthals from ourselves and why did they die out? What was life like in the Ice Age? We debate these questions and many others within a lively research environment as you build up your knowledge and experience of early prehistoric societies from three million to 5,000 years ago.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you will need: A good honours degree (upper second or first class) or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution in archaeology, anthropology or a related field. Mature students or those with less conventional qualifications but with relevant experience in this field will be considered. For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum University English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each of the four language components) or the equivalent are required.

Course modules

Becoming human: evolving minds and societies; hunting and gathering societies.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 16,290 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 8,145 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,253 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,253 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,430 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,253 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,253 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,253 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (EU) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (England) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,145 per Year 1 (International) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,210 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,070 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,070 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,070 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,070 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,070 per Year 1 (England) 9 months

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