New MSc Human Evolution Anatomy scholarships announced for 2020

Are you interested in how our skeleton has changed to walk on two feet, why our hands are so dextrous or why our brains so big? Are you interested in learning more about human and primate evolution and doing your own research project? If so, Biological Anthropology within the School of Anthropology & Conservation is offering two £1000 MSc Scholarships for international students for the 2020-21 academic year.

The MSc in Biological Anthropology is taught by the largest and most diverse group of biological anthropologists in the UK. The Human Evolutionary Anatomy pathway (one of two pathways offered) focuses on the functional anatomy of the skeleton in humans, other primates and our fossil human ancestors. If you are an international student (non-home/EU) and interested in the Human Evolutionary Anatomy pathway of the Taught MSc in Biological Anthropology, you can apply for one of two MSc Scholarships.



You must have applied to the MSc in Biological Anthropology, received a conditional or unconditional offer, and have firmly accepted this offer. If there are conditions attached to your offer, these must be fulfilled before you can register. Where a tuition deposit is required, this should also be paid in full.

The scholarship is conditional on successful applicants pursing the Human Evolutionary Anatomy pathway, and this will be confirmed during module selection in September 2020.

How to apply


Please send a short (max. 750 words) summary of the human evolutionary research conducted by Biological Anthropology staff in the School of Anthropology and Conservation, highlighting which aspects you find most interesting and why. Please send this to

A panel will consider this summary, in addition to your academic background, reasons for study statement and references, before making a decision.

If you have any further questions, please contact the programme convenor, Dr Sarah Johns, the Head of School, Professor Tracy Kivell, or Dr Matthew Skinner who will be on the selection panel.


31st July 2020

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