Brunel University London

Course Introduction

As part of the Culture and Evolution MSc you will delve into evolutionary and cross-cultural psychology, analysing how an external influence can create an internal choice or characteristic within individuals. You will look at personal relationships and how we choose a mate, morality and belief systems such as how we conclude our standing on politics and religion, and conflict and cooperation and how inequality can become a source of social conflict. This master's programme will give you the analytical research skills, knowledge and expertise you'll need to pursue a PhD in fields such as cross-cultural psychology, evolutionary psychology, anthropology, behavioural ecology, human ethology, comparative sociology, and multicultural and cross-cultural counselling.

This psychology master's programme is research-intensive, and is linked closely to Brunel's research centre the Centre for Culture and Evolution (CCE). Our academics are renowned for their research on evolutionary and cross-cultural psychology, and you will become immersed as you learn and study alongside them. The Culture and Evolution MSc is carried out through lectures, seminars, group discussions and student presentations. There is also a large amount of self-directed independent study expected.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,100 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,100 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £18,720 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: The minimum entry requirement is a second class (2:2) Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Psychology, Anthropology, Biology, or a related subject in the Psychological, Social, Behavioural, or Life Sciences (as single honours, or as major components of a joint honours degree). Applicants with good other Honours degrees, and/or with relevant work experience, are also eligible to apply.
  • International entry requirements: Students should have IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas).
  • IELTS score: 6.5