On this MSc Evolutionary Psychology course offered at University of Stirling, you’ll benefit from the expertise of our leading researchers in evolutionary psychology, who have a particular interest in cultural evolution and language, social learning and ‘mate choice’. Our staff are also at the forefront of new developments in applying evolutionary principles to address real world issues.
Students interested in comparative approaches and animal behaviour will benefit from the knowledge of other members of our Behaviour and Evolution Research Group. Their world-leading research on behaviour and cognition in primates, dogs and elephants are being applied to real world problems, including conservation, human-animal interaction and animal welfare.
Under the research group's expert guidance, you’ll complete specialist modules, a research placement and a research project. You can also take advantage of our on-site and overseas labs, field sites and links with industrial partners. For example, the University works closely with the Living Links to Human Evolution Research Centre at Edinburgh Zoo.
You’ll be based in a dedicated MSc office, or within an appropriate research group, and be allocated a peer mentor. An academic supervisor in psychology will support and guide your development, including the research dissertation project. We’re here to encourage you to make the transition to become a fully independent research scientist.
This Evolutionary Psychology pathway will prepare you for a research career in evolutionary approaches to behaviour, especially if you’re intending to proceed to a PhD. You will become an integral member of our lively and active research group and will be supported in making the complex transition towards being an independent research scientist.
The placement opportunity also allows considerable scope for those interested in more applied areas to develop relevant skills for these careers. The course also seeks to meet the continuing professional development needs of those already working in related applied contexts.
Students who complete this MSc may also be eligible to apply for an ESRC 1+3 studentship.
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- Evolutionary Psychology
- Psychological Research Methods
- Advanced Statistics
- Key Skills for Psychology Researchers
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Analysis Methods in Psychological Research
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Educational Research View 188 other Masters in Educational Research in United Kingdom
- A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
International18950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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