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Evolutionary Psychology

University of Stirling

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
18950 GBP/year
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About

Evolutionary Psychology course offered at University of Stirling is the ideal preparation for a research career, helping you progress to a PhD in evolutionary psychology, comparative cognition or animal behaviour.

Overview

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.

Career

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Key Skills for Psychology Researchers
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Analysis Methods in Psychological Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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