University of Sheffield

Department of Archaeology

MSc Palaeoanthropology


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

It has been argued that a sense of the past, and of our origins, lies at the root of what it is to be human – and it is a desire to uncover that past and reveal those origins, that underpins the modern discipline of archaeology. As such, archaeology and related disciplines both trace the becoming of humanity and form some part of what it means to be human. It should come as no surprise therefore, that there has been intense academic and public interest in hominid origins and human evolution, nor that advances in our understanding are continually driven forward by new archaeological and palaeontological discoveries. In addition, evolutionary perspectives are increasingly recognised as providing important insights into human cognition, behaviour and lifeways. Our MSc in Palaeoanthropology draws on these developments, and provides you with a unique combination of Palaeolithic archaeology, biological anthropology, human and comparative anatomy, primatology and hominid palaeontology. The programme is designed to appeal to those who want to create a strong platform for doctoral research in hominid origins and/or human evolution, as well as those who just want to deepen their understanding of our earliest ancestors.


We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are: • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500 • £2,500 for each student paying fees of £16,501 and upwards We also offer scholarships of 50% of the course fee which will be offered on the basis of academic merit.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6 in each part), or TEOFL 87 (IBT), or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 12100 USD

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