Bournemouth University

Course Details

Biological Anthropology MSc

Course Description

Biological Anthropology is the study of evolution and variation in human populations and of the interactions between human biology and environment. This combines our international reputation for anthropology, archaeology and biology, specifically including studies in primatology, evolutionary anthropology, human osteology, zooarchaeology, but also (paeleo-) ecology and behaviour. This exciting course gives a core grounding in human evolution, primate behaviour and ecology, the origins of human behaviour and how hominines adapted to their environment, as well as human and animal skeletal analysis. Ultimately this course offers a uniquely wide range of suitable project topics that can prepare you for a career in a variety of aligned fields.

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Career outcomes

Forensic anthropologist Primate behavioural ecology/conservation manager Professional osteoarchaeologist Forensic consultant Human palaeontologist.

Biological Anthropology MSc Bournemouth University