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Evolution and Human Behaviour MRes

Evolution and Human Behaviour MRes

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Full time


12 months

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Evolutionary Biology Behavioural Biology

Course type


Course Summary

Our MRes explores the biological study of behaviour and the central questions related to evolution and human behaviour research.

Evolution and Human Behaviour MRes is for graduates with a BSc in:

  • the life sciences
  • psychology
  • anthropology

Qualified or intercalating MBBS or BDS students can also apply.

You'll develop your own bespoke course with our broad range of taught modules. You'll then have a 24-week research project in evolution and human behaviour research.

Research is the foundation of our teaching. Course content changes to reflect:

  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback

You'll study in a competitive research area. You'll work in academia but also have opportunities in industry.


Graduates from the Faculty of Medical Sciences MRes at Newcastle have undertaken a wide range of roles. This includes:

  • project manager
  • research associate
  • associate consultant
  • senior analysts
  • research scientist
  • Marie Curie early stage researcher
  • clinical research associate
  • medical information and patient safety executive
  • medical writer
  • medical doctor
  • research laboratory technician
  • sales representative
  • immunology development manager


Research Skills and Principles for the Biosciences (10 Credits) - Core
MRes Project (110 Credits) - Core
Evolution and Human Behaviour (20 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in: any biological or behavioural science discipline, including anthropology, psychology and linguistics or an MBBS/BDS degree. This programme accepts both medical and dental students wishing to take a master's degree as an intercalation. You will need to have successfully completed your third or fourth year of study. Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential. The modules you can study may depend on your academic background.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more

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