Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The degree programme aims to provide students with an understanding of how evolutionary theory can provide a framework for the study of human psychology and behaviour. Students will acquire comprehensive knowledge of important theoretical issues, research findings and recent advances in evolutionary psychology.

Course Modules

Modules include: evolutionary biology and research methods; evolutionary psychology; animal behaviour and behavioural ecology; dissertation. Optional modules: cognitive neuroscience; foundations of cross'cultural psychology.

Course Additional Entry

A UK 1st or 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in either a social sciences or life science subject area. Applicants with social science or non'science degrees should demonstrate some knowledge of scientific research methods. e.g. A'level in a science subject or scientific research in their 1st degree. Applicants with a 2.1 not in the specified subject area will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants who hold a UK (2.2) Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants are interviewed either in person or by telephone. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in all areas); TOEFL paper'based test 580 (with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English); TOEFL internet'based test 92 (with a minimum of 20 in reading, listening, speaking and writing); Pearson 58 (with a minimum of 51 in all areas); or BruneELT 65 per cent (with a minimum of 60 per cent in all areas).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £14,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,300  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,050  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,650  Academic year. First year home fees