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University of St Andrews MSc in Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology: The Origins of the Mind
University of St Andrews

MSc in Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology: The Origins of the Mind

Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

1 Years

English

Full time

08 Aug 2024

Sep 2024

GBP 29,950 *

On-Campus

* overseas / home: £11,680

Introduction

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 details

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 the 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 includes fieldwork 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.

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