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. One third of the first year is spent studying geology and two thirds are dedicated to biology. After the first year you will take core units from both disciplines which are particularly relevant to your area of study, but you will have a much wider choice of geological and biological options to choose from. The final year is taught entirely in the School of Earth Sciences and involves a mandatory major research project. 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. An MSci degree is a valuable qualification to have if you wish to progress to PhD study or into industry.