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Comparative, Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology: Origins of Mind (MSc)

Comparative, Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology: Origins of Mind (MSc)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

04-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Developmental Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This MSc provides advanced research training in a range of intellectual and practical skills associated with evolutionary, comparative and developmental approaches to the study of the mind.

Course information

The MSc in Comparative, Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology is a one-year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

This MSc programme explores the evolution and development of behaviour and cognition in human beings and non-human animals. It provides students with the academic knowledge and practical skills required to study the origins of mind, using a broad range of theoretical perspectives and experimental approaches.

The modules are taught by renowned researchers, and students normally have the opportunity to conduct an independent research project.

Highlights

  • The core curriculum provides a broad understanding of the evolution and development of behaviour and cognition, supplemented with options that allow students to explore specialist topics at an advanced level.
  • Students gain a range of valuable transferable skills that are highly relevant for pursuing a postgraduate research degree or other research-related careers.
  • Students have the opportunity, subject to availability, to conduct an independent research project, supervised by our academic staff, and that sometimes include fieldwork and zoo-based animal studies, and experimental studies on children and adult humans.
  • The course is mainly taught by members of the origins of mind research group, with additional contributions from other members of the School of Psychology and Neuroscience and the wider Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution.

Careers

Many postgraduates from this course have gained academic positions in universities across the world while others have pursued careers in academic publishing, management services, and wildlife conservation.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students in building their employability skills.

Modules

Principal Approaches to the Origins of Mind: introduces distinct ways of studying the origins of mind within a comparative Tinbergian framework, emphasising both functional and mechanistic accounts.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

11,120

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

27,230

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in psychology or a related discipline.