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4832F - Evolution and Human Behaviour MRes

Evolution and Human Behaviour MRes

Entry Year:

Start in: September 2021

Our MRes explores the biological study of behaviour and the central questions related to evolution and human behaviour research.

Overview

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.

You'll develop your own bespoke course with our broad range of taught modules. You'll then have a 24-week research project in evolution and human behaviour research.

Research is the foundation of our teaching. Course content changes to reflect:

  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback

You'll study in a competitive research area. You'll work in academia but also have opportunities in industry.

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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.

The core module on the biological study of behaviour asks questions in evolution and human behaviour research. These include:

  • adaptive consequences
  • proximate mechanisms
  • development
  • evolutionary history

Other relevant modules focus on:

  • comparative cognition
  • sensory systems
  • psychiatric disorders and their treatment

You'll join research-led seminars. Members of the Centre for Behaviour and Evolution cover evolutionary psychology areas. These include:

  • human mate choice
  • altruism and cooperation
  • food choices and obesity
  • comparative and developmental psychology of cognition

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

 

Your development

You'll develop a range of research and practical laboratory skills.

Your future

This MRes can be a pathway for a career in scientific research in academia and industry. It is also excellent preparation for a PhD.

Careers

Graduates from the Faculty of Medical Sciences MRes at Newcastle have undertaken a wide range of roles. This includes:

  • project manager
  • research associate
  • associate consultant
  • senior analysts
  • research scientist
  • Marie Curie early stage researcher
  • clinical research associate
  • medical information and patient safety executive
  • medical writer
  • medical doctor
  • research laboratory technician
  • sales representative
  • immunology development manager

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

You'll work in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. This is part of our city-centre campus.

The Faculty is also home to:

  • dentistry
  • medicine
  • psychology
  • pharmacy

It is on the same site as Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary hospital. We are one of the largest integrated teaching/hospital complexes in the country.

Our facilities include:

  • individual research laboratories where students carry out their projects
  • a dedicated medical library with a wide range of specialist books and journals
  • hi-tech computer clusters and study spaces
  • dedicated facilities for a range of key bioscience applications. This includes flow cytometry, bioinformatics, imaging, genomics and proteomics

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply



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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

UK students should contact:
Medical Sciences Graduate School
Email: mres-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk

International students should contact:
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Email: biomed-international-pg@ncl.ac.uk

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