Taught course

Evolutionary Psychology

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Natural Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

First or upper second class Honours degree in Psychology or a related discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

You will benefit from the expertise of our leading researchers in evolutionary psychology, who have particular interests in cultural evolution and language, social learning, and mate choice. Our staff are also at the forefront of new developments in applying evolutionary principles to address real world issue. Students interested in comparative approaches and animal behaviour will benefit from other members of our Behaviour and Evolution Research Group whose world-leading research on behaviour and cognition in primates, dogs and elephants are also being applied to real world problems, including conservation, human-animal interaction, and animal welfare. Under the group's expert guidance you will undertake specialists modules, a research placement and a research project. You will also be able to take advantage of our on-site and overseas labs, field sites and links with industrial partners. For example, the University works closely with the Living Links to Human Evolution Research Centre at Edinburgh Zoo.

Course Objectives

The course provides advanced training as a preparation for a research career in Psychology, primarily for those intending to proceed to a PhD in the area of evolutionary psychology, comparative cognition or animal behaviour. It may also be suitable for meeting continuing professional development needs for those working in related applied contexts.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency such as a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum 6 in each skill), or TOEFL: Listening 23, Reading 23, Speaking 23, Writing 23.

Fees and funding

http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/financial-information/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
18 months

PGCert

part time
12 months
full time
6 months

Course contact details

Name
Linda Cullen
Email
linda.cullen@stir.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0) 1786 466854