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Palaeontology and Evolution, B.Sc.

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  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) ,
This Palaeontology and Evolution course from University of Bristol 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.

About

During the Palaeontology and Evolution course from University of Bristol 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.

Teaching

The typical percentage of time spent in different learning activities for this course based on student choices.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Geology 
  • Physics and Chemistry for Earth Scientists 
  • Computing for Earth Scientists 
  • Introduction to Field Skills in Earth Sciences 
  • Biology : Diversity ot Life 
  • Sedimentology 
  • Geobiology 
  • Mesozoic stratigraphy and palaeontology fieldwork
  • Introduction to Field Mapping 
  • Palaeobiology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

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General Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: AAB including a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject, or ABB in three core science/mathematics subjects
  • A-level Contextual offer: ABC including AB (in any order) in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2 and C is M3

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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