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Evolution and Human Behaviour MSc    Back

University of Kent Course Type: Master taught Start Date: September
Location: Canterbury, United Kingdom Duration: see details Fees/total cost: EUR 8,771.10 (GBP 6,500.00) - EUR 19,809.19 (GBP 14,680.00)

Description

Overview

Taught by expert researchers, this innovative MSc combines evolutionary anthropology, focusing on the behaviour of human and non-human primates, with evolutionary, developmental and cognitive psychology.

You gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the origins and functions of human behaviour and can select from a range of advanced topics such as evolutionary anthropology, primatology, human behaviour, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and intergroup relationships.

The programme places a strong emphasis on critical thinking and understanding of both the broad fields and the specialisms within. Core to the programme is the development of research methods, culminating in a piece of original research, written up in the form of a publication-ready journal article. The MSc in Evolution and Human Behaviour is a perfect foundation for PhD research: it provides theoretical background, discipline specific knowledge and advanced, quantitative research methods.

Course structure

The programme places a strong emphasis on critical thinking and understanding of both the broad field and the specialisms within. Core to the programme is the development of research methods, culminating in a piece of original research, written up in the form of a publication ready journal article.

Modules

Please note that modules are subject to change. Please contact the School for more detailed information on availability.

  • SE992 - Advanced Topics in Evolutionary Anthropology (15 credits)
  • SP801 - Statistics and Methodology (40 credits)
  • SE993 - Advanced Topics in Primate Behaviour (15 credits)
  • SE994 - Advanced Topics in HUman Behaviour (15 credits)
  • SP844 - Advanced Topics in Group Processes (20 credits)
  • SP847 - Forensic Cognition: Theory, Research and Practice (20 credits)
  • SP851 - Advanced Topics in Cognitive Development (20 credits)
  • SP856 - Groups and Teams in Organisations (15 credits)
  • SP827 - Current Issues in Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology (40 credits)
  • SE855 - Research Project (Evolution & Human Behaviour) (60 credits)

Teaching and Assessment

Assessment is by computing tests, unseen examinations, coursework and a project report.

Programme aims

This programme aims to:

  • provide the opportunity for advanced study of human behaviour from an evolutionary perspective, combining approaches from both evolutionary anthropology and evolutionary psychology
  • provide teaching that is informed by current research and scholarship and that requires you to engage with aspects of work at the frontiers of knowledge
  • help you to develop research skills and transferable skills in preparation for entering academic or other careers as an evolutionary scientist
  • enable you to manage your own learning and to carry out independent research
  • help you develop general critical, analytic and problem-solving skills that can be applied in a wide range of settings.

Masters - Full time

Start date:
September
Duration:
1 Year
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EU-Fees:
EUR 8,771.10 (GBP 6,500.00)
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 19,795.70 (GBP 14,670.00)
Additional Information:
Fees 2016/17
Tuition fees

Masters - Part time

Start date:
September
Duration:
2 Years
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EU-Fees:
EUR 8,771.10 (GBP 6,500.00)
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 19,809.19 (GBP 14,680.00)
Additional Information:
Part-time fees 2016/17 UK/EU £3,250 Overseas £7,340
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information


Subject Enquiries
School of Anthropology and Conservation
sacadmissions@kent.ac.uk
University accredited:
Credits:
90 ECTS
180 CATS
Last update: 13/09/2016
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