The master's degree in Biological Anthropology is intended to provide holders of degrees in experimental sciences and the humanities with up-to-date training in human biodiversity, its origin, evolution and the biomedical implications. The program responds to the growing demand for specialists in the area of human biology and physical anthropology, contributing knowledge and methodologies pertaining to this area of specialization and related areas (e.g., physiology, genetics, zoology, medicine, archaeology).
The program focuses primarily on research and offers students the opportunity both to collaborate with businesses working in this field and to complete their final project in collaboration with outside institutions. Students are offered two specializations: Physical and Forensic Anthropology, and Molecular Anthropology and Biomedical Applications.
These studies are aimed at people who are interested in the following areas:
- Forensic anthropology and the osteological and molecular techniques used in individual identification.
- Anthropology applied to archaeology, including taphonomy, demographics and the reconstruction of ancient populations.
- Human evolution, primatology and prehistory.
- Molecular anthropology.
- Biomedical applications of human molecular diversity in cytogenetics, complex diseases and genetic epidemiology.
This master’s degree addresses all of these areas in an in-depth and interrelated manner. More than 50% of the content will be applied work in osteology, molecular biology and computer laboratories.
- Universities: Universitat Barcelona
- Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Number of ECTS credits awarded: 60
Language(s) of instruction: Oral classes will be mainly in Spanish. A considerable part of the contents (bibliography) and delivered works will be in English. English-speaking students must have a Spanish level enough to follow oral classes. The rest of their work (written works, oral presentations, exams, final dissertation thesis) can be in English.
Number of places available: 35
Faculty or school: Faculty of Biology
See you on twitter: @AntroBiologica Coordinator: Araceli Rosa
Phone: 934 021 461
Fax: 934 035 740
The master's degree in Biological Anthropology has achieved, during February 2016, the ACCREDITATION process carried out by AQU. The ACCREDITATION process has assessed the following dimensions: quality of the training program, relevance of public information, efficiency of the internal quality assurance system, teacher adaptation to the training program, efficiency of learning support systems and quality of the results of the training program. This RESOLUTION is also included in the Registry of Universities, Centers and Titles (RUCT) of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.