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Durham University

BEER centre

Study With Us


We teach Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution at Undergraduate level in the following degrees (click on the Department headings for more details)


BSc Health and Human Sciences

BA Anthropology

BA Anthropology and Archaeology

BA Anthropology and Sociology

BSc Anthropology

MAnth Medical Anthropology

MAnth Social Anthropology

MAnth Biological Anthropology

Modules include:

  • Human Evolution and Diversity (Level 1)
  • Evolution, Variation and Adaptation (Level 2)
  • Our Place in Nature (Level 2)
  • Ecology, Genomics and Health (Level 2)
  • Anthropology Field Course (South Africa) (Level 3)
  • Social Evolution (Level 3)
  • Palaeoanthropology (Level 3)
  • Human Reproductive Ecology (Level 3)
  • Cognitive Anthropology (Level 3)

School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

BSc (Hons) Biological Science

MBiol Biosciences

Modules include:

  • Genetics (Level 1)
  • Organisms & the environment (Level 1)
  • Ecology (Level 2)
  • Behaviour (Level 2)
  • Evolution (Level 2)
  • Behavioural and evolutionary ecology (Level 3)
  • Conservation biology (Level 3)
  • Global change biology (Level 3)
  • Field courses (Level 3)

Natural Sciences

The Natural Sciences Programme website


BSc (Hons) Psychology

Modules include:

  • The Evolution of Human Behaviour (Level 3)
  • Learning and Animal Cognition Level 3)

Taught Masters

At Postgraduate level we offer:

Post-graduate Research

The BEER centre enables students to identify and interact with researchers that share their interests in other departments, broaden their interests, and cross disciplinary boundaries.

MSc by Research and PhD students in BEER work on a wide range of projects including, but not limited to, predator-prey interactions, sexual selection, conservation, human-wildlife interactions, population dynamics, morphology and the evolution of culture. Find out more about our current PhD students here

We welcome enquiries and applications from prospective MSc by Research or PhD students. Please contact individual members of staff directly about possible opportunities.