Evolution and Human Behaviour MSc Back
Taught by expert researchers, this innovative MSc combines evolutionary anthropology, focusing on the behaviour of human and non-human primates, with evolutionary, developmental and cognitive psychology.
You gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the origins and functions of human behaviour and can select from a range of advanced topics such as evolutionary anthropology, primatology, human behaviour, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and intergroup relationships.
The programme places a strong emphasis on critical thinking and understanding of both the broad fields and the specialisms within. Core to the programme is the development of research methods, culminating in a piece of original research, written up in the form of a publication-ready journal article. The MSc in Evolution and Human Behaviour is a perfect foundation for PhD research: it provides theoretical background, discipline specific knowledge and advanced, quantitative research methods.
The programme places a strong emphasis on critical thinking and understanding of both the broad field and the specialisms within. Core to the programme is the development of research methods, culminating in a piece of original research, written up in the form of a publication ready journal article.
Please note that modules are subject to change. Please contact the School for more detailed information on availability.
- SE992 - Advanced Topics in Evolutionary Anthropology (15 credits)
- SP801 - Statistics and Methodology (40 credits)
- SE993 - Advanced Topics in Primate Behaviour (15 credits)
- SE994 - Advanced Topics in HUman Behaviour (15 credits)
- SP844 - Advanced Topics in Group Processes (20 credits)
- SP847 - Forensic Cognition: Theory, Research and Practice (20 credits)
- SP851 - Advanced Topics in Cognitive Development (20 credits)
- SP856 - Groups and Teams in Organisations (15 credits)
- SP827 - Current Issues in Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology (40 credits)
- SE855 - Research Project (Evolution & Human Behaviour) (60 credits)
Teaching and Assessment
Assessment is by computing tests, unseen examinations, coursework and a project report.
This programme aims to:
- provide the opportunity for advanced study of human behaviour from an evolutionary perspective, combining approaches from both evolutionary anthropology and evolutionary psychology
- provide teaching that is informed by current research and scholarship and that requires you to engage with aspects of work at the frontiers of knowledge
- help you to develop research skills and transferable skills in preparation for entering academic or other careers as an evolutionary scientist
- enable you to manage your own learning and to carry out independent research
- help you develop general critical, analytic and problem-solving skills that can be applied in a wide range of settings.
Masters - Full time
Masters - Part time
- Start date:
- 2 Years
- Teaching method: