Evolution and Human Behaviour - MRes


Newcastle University    Medical Sciences Graduate School

Full time September MRes 1 year full time
Anthropology (2) Biological Sciences (4) Psychology (31)

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The Evolution and Human Behaviour MRes programme is perfect for graduates with a BSc in life sciences, psychology, or anthropology. Even MBBS or BDS students can apply, making it an inclusive programme. With a wide range of taught modules to choose from, you can customize your own course. The programme focuses on research in evolution and human behaviour, and you'll have a 24-week research project to showcase your skills. The modules cover topics such as comparative cognition, sensory systems, and psychiatric disorders. You'll also have access to top-notch facilities, including dedicated research laboratories and a medical library. This programme sets you up for a career in scientific research or further study with a PhD.

About the course

Evolution and Human Behaviour MRes is for graduates with a BSc in:

  • the life sciences
  • psychology
  • anthropology

Qualified or intercalating MBBS or BDS students can also apply.

What you'll learn

The course includes training in research approaches. They are relevant to the area of evolution and human behaviour. You'll select a set of three complementary modules. Recommended modules include:

  • Comparative Cognition (MMB8043)
  • Sensory Systems (MMB8019)
  • The Biological Basis of Psychiatric Illness and its Treatment (MMB8010)

You'll train in general research principles, and other professional and key skills.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

• a life science or related discipline
• or an MBBS/BDS degree.

This programme accepts both medical and dental students wishing to take a master's degree as an intercalation. You will need to have successfully completed your third or fourth year of study.

Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential. The modules you can study may depend on your academic background.


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