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MSc in Human Evolution

Universidad de Burgos
2 semesters
Full time
Master's degree
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Program description

MSc in Human Evolution

This Master is configured in close relationship with the scientific project of Atapuerca and with the National Center for Research on Human Evolution (CENIEH) of Burgos, the UCM-ISCIII Center on Evolution and Human Behavior of Madrid and the Universities of Burgos, Alcala and Completeness of Madrid. Scientific aspects, applying biology, geology, genetics, anatomy, dating methods, etc. are employed to stablish human evolution from archaeological finds.

This is a bilingual program, with some subjects offered in English.

Admission requirements

There are not previous training (degrees) required, but scientific (chemistry, biology, geology, etc.) or archaeology/paleontology studies are preferred.

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Program content

38 ECTS in Compulsory subjects (38 ECTS) classified in two modules:

  • Module I (22 ECTS): Paleontology (Paleoecology and Paleontology of the Plio-Quaternary, Fossil Record of Hominines, Paleobiology of Hominines and Comparative Anatomy and Dissection of Primates).
  • Module II (16 ECTS): Quaternary Geology (Understanding the Earth in the Quaternary and Paleoenvironmental and geological processes).

10 ECTS of Final Master Project. 12 ECTS must be taught from 27 ECTS in elective subjects joined in the module Techniques applied to research (Virtual Paleontology: 3D imaging and digitalization techniques, Ancient DNA Analysis, Microscopy applied to the study of the fossil record, Advanced methods for data analysis, Zooarchaeology, Prehistoric Technology, Geoarchaeology, Geochemical and Multianalyte Research and Spatial Archeology).

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Universidad de Burgos

University of Burgos

The University of Burgos is a State University that develops its mission based on comprehensive and quality teaching aimed at its students´ employability. The mission also includes as key focus the talent detection and promotion, as well as the increase...

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Hospital del Rey, s/n
09001 Burgos Castilla y León

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