Taught course

Comparative, Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology: Origins of Mind

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in Psychology or a cognate discipline.

If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.

English language proficiency. See English language tests and qualifications.

The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,900
International students
£24,240

There are a variety of funding options available for postgraduate students. For more details visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    On completion, students should be equipped with the necessary skills to facilitate research at M.Phil or Ph.D. level.

Course contact details

Name
School of Psychology and Neuroscience
Email
pgsecpsych@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2157