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Psychology, Culture and Evolution MSc

Psychology, Culture and Evolution MSc

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Full time | Brunel University London | 1 year | 04-OCT-21

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General) Cultural Studies

Course type


Course Summary


In order to understand the deeper workings of the human mind and to recognise why we are who we are, it is important to look closely at two of the most fundamental and powerful influences on behaviour - culture and evolution.

As part of the Psychology, Culture and Evolution MSc you will delve into evolutionary and cross-cultural psychology, analysing how an external influence can create an internal choice or characteristic within individuals. You will look at personal relationships and how we choose a mate, morality and belief systems such as how we conclude our standing on politics and religion, and conflict and cooperation and how inequality can become a source of social conflict.

This master's programme will give you the analytical research skills, knowledge and expertise you'll need to pursue a PhD in fields such as cross-cultural psychology, evolutionary psychology, anthropology, behavioural ecology, human ethology, comparative sociology, and multicultural and cross-cultural counselling.

Careers and your future

You’ll gain transferable cognitive, analytical, and research skills that will enhance your employability in careers related to global and public health, international agencies including governmental and nongovernmental research institutes, creative industries such as advertising and market research, international business and intercultural communication, as well as general private sector employment (e.g. management training programmes).

You can also pursue further PhD study using the knowledge and expertise gained on this degree, in fields such as cross-cultural psychology, evolutionary psychology,anthropology, behavioural ecology, human ethology,sociology, and multicultural and cross-cultural counselling.


This module presents an up-to-date overview of major theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of culture and evolution.

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:2 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Psychology, Anthropology, Biology, or a related subject in the Psychological, Social, Behavioural, or Life Sciences (as single honours, or as major components of a joint honours degree). Applicants with good other Honours degrees, and/or with relevant work experience, are also eligible to apply.

University information

Based in Uxbridge, on the outskirts of west London, Brunel University London offers over 100 specialist postgraduate courses, which you can study both full-time and part-time. Nearly 14,000 students study at Brunel, with nearly 3,500 of those studying at postgraduate level, and 15% of their attendees are mature students. Brunel is comprised of three colleges Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences Business, Arts & Social...more