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MSc in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology

MSc in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months

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This one-year MSc in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology explores human thought, behaviour and culture from the perspectives of the evolutionary and cognitive sciences. Homo sapiens possess remarkable capacities for language, culture, and religion. In the first term, students will follow a course on the investigation of biological evolution and cognition and a course on quantitative methods (including statistics and research design). In the second term, students will take a course on the evolution of human behaviour, including biological, cognitive, psychological and comparative perspectives, as well as the mind and culture course, which examines how human conceptual structures inform and constrain cultural expression. Students will be assessed by coursework and three three-hour written examinations in the third term. The MSc concludes with a 15,000-word research dissertation to be completed over the summer months, which is submitted and examined at the end of August. The degree can be taken on a stand-alone basis, as well as serving as a research training degree for those wishing to go on to doctoral research.