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Durham University
MSc in Evolutionary Anthropology
(Established 2006)
Educational Program
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Director: Todd C. Rae
Phone: Intl. +44 (0) 191 334-6100   Fax: Intl. +44 (0) 191 334-6101   E-Mail:
43 Old Elvet, Durham, Co. Durham DH1 3HN UNITED KINGDOM
Department: Dept of Anthropology
Institution: Durham University

Mission: The MSc in Evolutionary Anthropology is an advanced investigation of evolutionary and adaptive processes and their interactions through the study of the evolution of primates (human and non-human, living and fossil) and evolutionary theory in relation to social behaviour. Students will develop skills and understanding relating to our evolution and the biological underpinning of our behaviour. Taught by an active, interdisciplinary research group involved in cutting-edge work on primate behaviour, morphology, and evolution, the MSc provides the theoretical background, subject-specific knowledge, and practical skills that generate both an advanced understanding of primate (including human) adaptation and behaviour, and the perfect foundation for those interested in pursuing PhD-level research. Our programme possess many advantages: * large & diverse range of staff expertise * unique interdisciplinary perspective * excellent research opportunities * attractive and convenient environment For more information (and to apply on-line), see our website:

Principal Research Programs: Primate behavioural ecology Primate (including human) evolution Culture change

Training Opportunities: In addition to the taught MSc course, Durham also provides research degrees. Members of the Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group (EARG) are actively seeking motivated graduates to conduct MSc and PhD research. For more information about postgraduate opportunities, you may contact relevant members of staff directly; please see our staff list:

Financial Aid: A limited number of teaching assistantships are available for PhD study.

Number of Staff: 12

Last Updated: 2007-11-19

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