Palaeontology is the study of the life of the past. This course studies the evolution of life through the combined study of geology and biology. You will become a numerate and analytically able palaeobiologist with an understanding of the evolution of life in the context of this planet and its history. One third of the first year is spent studying biology and two thirds are dedicated to earth science. After the first year you will take core units from both disciplines which are particularly relevant to your area of study, and you will have a wider choice of earth science and biological options to choose from. The palaeontology and evolution cohort is small and high-achieving and always attracts great enthusiasts for the subject area. You will be part of a tight-knit and competitive, yet friendly group.