Evolutionary Psychology MSc

Evolutionary Psychology MSc Course Director: Dr Nicholas Pound
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Evolutionary Psychology MSc
About the course
We offer a wide range of modules:
This programme provides an exciting opportunity for advanced
study in Evolutionary Psychology – psychological science
informed by explicit consideration of the fact that the human
mind, like the human body, is a product of evolutionary
processes. You will explore questions such as:
Compulsory modules:
How can evolutionary theory help us understand human
Do humans have a species-typical psychological design?
What learning mechanisms would have been favoured by
natural selection in ancestral environments?
This programme is particularly suited to students in life
sciences or social sciences who are interested in finding
out how principles from evolutionary biology can provide a
framework for the scientific study of human psychology and
Special features
The Evolutionary Psychology MSc is taught in association
with the Centre for Culture & Evolution (CCE) and the
Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN).
The Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) jointly owns
a 3-Tesla fMRI scanner dedicated to research, as part of the
CUBIC collaboration with Royal Holloway, Roehampton and
Surrey Universities.
Excellent research facilities. These include experimental
testing cubicles, an EEG lab and an eye-tracking lab. We
also have access to an NX12 [TC]² 3D Body Scanner for
anthropometric measurements.
Our lecturers carry out world-leading and internationallyexcellent research in exciting areas including: evolutionary
moral psychology and beliefs about social inequality; mating
preferences, choices and strategies; intrasexual competition;
sexual behaviour; emotions such as jealousy; face perception
and social cognition. You can find out more about our research
interests online on the course page.
Evolutionary Biology and Research Methods
Evolutionary Psychology
Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology
Optional modules (select one):
Cognitive Neuroscience
Foundations of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Mode of study
1 year full time; 2.5 years part time
Start date
Entry criteria
A UK first or second class (2:1) honours degree or equivalent
internationally recognised qualification in either a social
sciences or life science subject to study on the course.
Applicants with other qualifications may be considered. Please
see the course page online for further details.
Fees 2016/17
Information can be found online at www.brunel.ac.uk/pgfees
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How to apply
You can apply online at www.brunel.ac.uk/msc-ep
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