Taught course

Psychological Research Methods (Evolutionary Psychology)

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Natural Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On this MSc you’ll benefit from the expertise of our leading researchers in evolutionary psychology, who have a particular interest 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 issues.

Students interested in comparative approaches and animal behaviour will benefit from the knowledge of other members of our Behaviour and Evolution Research Group. Their world-leading research on behaviour and cognition in primates, dogs and elephants are being applied to real world problems, including conservation, human-animal interaction and animal welfare.

Under the research group's expert guidance, you’ll complete specialist modules, a research placement and a research project. You can also 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.

You’ll be based in a dedicated MSc office, or within an appropriate research group, and be allocated a peer mentor. An academic supervisor in psychology will support and guide your development, including the research dissertation project. We’re here to encourage you to make the transition to become a fully independent research scientist.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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