About the course
This taught Masters course will provide you with a detailed understanding of human and primate evolution, focusing on anatomy and morphology and their interfaces with ecology and behaviour. You’ll acquire practical and theoretical knowledge about cutting-edge tools for morphometrics, imaging and functional simulation used to interpret the fossil record.
In addition, you can gain practical knowledge of anatomy through dissection of human cadaveric material as well as comparative anatomical study. You will also undertake a research project of your choice in consultation with your supervisor to investigate a current question in human evolution.
This programme is based in the Centre for Anatomical and Human Sciences at HYMS on the University of York campus and co-badged with the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. The programme is also open to medical students wishing to intercalate.
Through membership of the interdisciplinary PALAEO Centre at the University of York, this MSc is an attractive option for those wishing to combine anatomical and archaeological approaches to the study of palaeoanthropology.
£3,675 (year 1 fee) part-time
A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,000 a year for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.
£10,150 (year 1 fee) part-time
More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.
To apply, or for more information, please visit www.hyms.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/applying-for-postgraduate-study.
Open to strong graduates in anatomy, anthropology, archaeology, biology, psychology, zoology and related fields. Minimum 2.1 or equivalent. For intercalating students, a minimum of 3 years of successful MBBS or comparable medical qualifications is required.
Please see the HYMS website for details