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MSci Human Sciences and Evolution

Catalog id : BCL1
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
41410 GBP
National
24410 GBP
EU
75 GBP

Application fee

International 75 GBP
National 75 GBP
EU 75 GBP
Department
Life Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

The Human Sciences and Evolution MSci is unique to UCL, and builds upon the Human Sciences BSc. This interdisciplinary degree draws on teaching from a range of science and non-science departments, and allows students to extend their specialised knowledge of human evolution.

  • You will benefit from being exposed to a variety of disciplinary approaches in the contributing departments and access to outstanding departmental resources.
  • The programme offers a wide choice of individual module combinations from life sciences, social and historical sciences and physical sciences.
  • Strong pastoral and academic support. The Human Sciences Tutor and your Personal Tutor will be available for consultation on structuring your programme.
  • A student committee organises academic and social events for Human Sciences students, such as a series of guest speakers.

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Eligibility Criteria

British Council International Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Version)

  • Standard level: Overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests.
  • Good level: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.
  • Advanced level: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Standard level: Score of 92 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Good level: Score of 100 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Advanced level: Score of 109 overall 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening

Other accepted qualifications

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
  • Cambridge English Language 1119
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Ordinary Level in English Language
  • City & Guilds International ESOL (8984)
  • UCL Pre-sessional English courses
  • UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes
  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education English Language (Standards-Referenced Reporting Scheme)
  • Malaysian Certificate of Education English Language Communicational (122)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) - when examined in 2013 or beyond
  • European School Leaving/Matriculation Certificates
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic)

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Course Modules

Year 1 :

  • Compulsory modules
  • General Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Biological Anthropology (1.0 credit)
  • Introduction to Genetics
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy
  • Introduction to Psychology for Biologists
  • Mammalian Physiology
  • Optional modules
  • Either:
  • Human Ecology: Geographical Perspectives
  • Or:
  • Revealing Science
  • Or:
  • Modern Foreign Language
  • to the value of 0.5 credits.

Year 2 :

  • Compulsory modules
  • Introductory Statistical Methods and Computing
  • The Human Sciences in Society
  • Optional modules
  • You will select 3.0 credits from a wide choice of optional modules in Anthropology and Biosciences. Examples include:
  • Animal Biodiversity
  • Evolutionary Genetics
  • Human Behavioural Ecology
  • Vertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution

Year 3 :

  • Compulsory module
  • Human Sciences Seminar Project
  • Optional modules
  • You will select 3.0 credits from a wide choice of optional modules, examples include:
  • Human Genetics
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Sex, Genes and Evolution
  • Species, Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Vertebrate Life and Evolution

Year 4 :

  • Compulsory module
  • Human Evolutionary Sciences Research Project
  • Optional modules
  • You will select 2.0 credits from a choice of optional modules, examples include:
  • Advanced Human Evolution
  • Anthropological and Archaeological Genetics
  • Human Behavioural Ecology
  • Primate Behaviour and Ecology

 

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How to Apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

When assessing your application we will be looking for proven and predicted examination performance, for evidence of your interest in human evolutionary sciences, your understanding of what the degree entails, and your initiative, motivation and communication skills.

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