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 numerate 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 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, along with a wide choice of optional units. Recent unit options have included Evolutionary Biology, the Cambrian Explosion, Climates and Ecosystems, Tree of Life and Insect Biology.
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 cohort is small, tight-knit and high-achieving. We always attract great enthusiasts for the subject area.