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Palaeontology and Evolution MSci (Hons)

University of Bristol

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  • Qualification

    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This course allows you to develop an understanding of the evolution of life on this planet through the study of geology and biology. Our degrees are interdisciplinary and provide you with a broad background in palaeobiological science, including state-of-the-art methods and technological advances.You will learn from a large and vibrant group of experts in the field of palaeobiology, with interests ranging from dinosaurs to plants to the origin of life, and will be fully immersed in hands-on palaeontology from the start.One third of the first year is dedicated to biology and two thirds to earth science. After the first year you will take core units from both disciplines. In the third year you also have a choice of optional units, which have recently included Evolutionary Ecology, Geomicrobiology, and Plant Evolution, Development and Diversity.The fourth year of the MSci includes advanced topics and an individual independent research project for which you will work closely with expert palaeobiologists. A number of our previous students' project reports have been published in scientific journals.The course involves fieldwork, including dedicated palaeontology field trips, the cost of which is included in your tuition fee.Our emphasis on quantitative research allows you to develop valuable mathematical and statistical skills. There are also opportunities for volunteer work and internships in our state-of-the-art palaeobiology laboratories.The palaeontology and evolution course attracts great enthusiasts for the subject area and the student cohort is small, tight knit and high achieving.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 24,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : ABC - AAB

Standard offer: AAB including a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject, or ABB in three core science/mathematics subjectsContextual offer: ABC including AB (in any order) in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject.Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

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University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    14th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 103

    6th out of 29 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    167 73%

    14th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    38th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    37th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    170 75%

    8th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    16th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    4th

    10

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