Palaeontology and Evolution

Palaeontology is the study of the life of the past. This course studies the evolution of life through the combined study of geology and biology. You will become a numerate and analytically able palaeobiologist with an understanding of the evolution of life in the context of this planet and its history.

Our courses

BSc Palaeontology and Evolution
UCAS code CF17, 3 years full-time

MSci Palaeontology and Evolution
UCAS code CF16, 4 years full-time

Some units in these courses are delivered by the School of Biological Sciences.

Detailed course structure

The course structure for the current academic year can be found by searching 'Palaeontology' in the programme catalogue.

Please note programme structures and individual units are reviewed annually and may change in subsequent years.

There are many things about my course which I enjoy but the way in which it is structured had so far impressed me the most.

Fiann Smithwick (MSci Palaeontology and Evolution)


We are keen to involve undergraduates in our research, and offer internship opportunities every year.

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