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Current MPhil Students

There are three MPhil programmes in Biological Anthropology in the University of Cambridge. Programmes are either ‘taught’ MPhils, meaning students are expected to attend lectures and produce assessed work throughout the course of these year, or a ‘research’ programme. The MPhil in Applied Biological Anthropology and the MPhil in Human Evolutionary Studies are taught MPhils. The MPhil in Biological Anthropological Science is a research MPhil which means students are not required to attend lectures (although they may request to sit in on some lectures related to their research) and are assessed through the submission of a dissertation and a viva voce (oral) examination at the end of their course.

The Moodle site contains course documentation for the papers in Biological Anthropology.

The MPhil courses have a designated Director, who is responsible for general academic advice to students, advice on the planning of the year’s work, and overseeing the organisation and assessment of the course. The Director of MPhil programmes for the current year is Dr Robert Attenborough.