Human Biological and Cultural Evolution Group



Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?

Our BA Human Sciences degree is designed to enable you to address these big questions through examining the past and present of humans from the perspectives of both social and biological sciences.

This unique, interdisciplinary programme covers a broad range of topics, from human evolution and genetics, to the development of human cultures and cultural diversity, all the way through to sustainability and the interactions between human societies and their environments. It is designed for those interested in human biology, the environment, social policy, politics, economics and society. Find out more information about the programme.

Download the BA Human Sciences flyer (pdf).



Find out about our Masters degrees including our taught programme in Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology (MSc ) and the Masters by Research (MRes) programme.


Find out about the opportunities for studying for a PhD with us including the application process.

There are several sources of funding available and anybody interested in studying for a PhD is encouraged to send an email to a suitable academic staff member with a CV and a clear statement of their research interests.

Current NERC funded PhD positions in University of Exeter (including the Penryn Campus) can be found  on our studentships page.