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Biological Sciences: Evolution of Behaviour and Mind (track)

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Are you interested in research on the behaviour of primates and other animals? Or work on the origins of Homo sapiens? Learn more about the origins of behaviour and the mind from the integrative perspective of biology, psychology, anthropology, and other sciences.

Discover the Master's track

The Master's programme Biological Sciences offers specialisations in 5 tracks. Evolution of Behaviour and Mind is one of them.

The other tracks are:  

The study programme 

The Master's track Evolution of Behaviour and Mind builds on the internationally renowned research of the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), the Psychology Research Institute (PRI) and the Center for Research in Experimental Economics and Political Decision Making (CREED).

Teaching and learning activities are firmly integrated with the current research. Track-specific research can be fundamental (e.g., the evolution of cooperation, foraging cognition) or applied (e.g., the evolution of mental disorders, decision making).

Meet the people

How to get to know this track better than via the people involved? Check the list with members of the international team of lecturers.

After graduation 

Graduates of the Master's programme Biological Sciences are well prepared for a career in fundamental or applied research, or as a trained professional. Overall, the career perspectives for Biological Sciences graduates are good.

Is Evolution of Behaviour and Mind for you?

It is, if you:

  • are interested in studying the behaviour of humans and other animals and the underlying motives from an evolutionary perspective;
  • want to explore behaviour and mind from a comparative perspective;
  • want to learn more about behaviour and mind from the integrative perspective of biology, psychology, anthropology, and other sciences;
  • are interested in creating your own learning path with a lot of freedom to choose electives and projects related to the evolution of mind and behaviour in The Netherlands, Europe or anywhere in the world.
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Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Biological Sciences
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60707
Location Science Park