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Here's why you want to study Evolution of Behaviour and Mind in Amsterdam

Internationally renowned programme

This 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)

Fundamental and applied

Research can be fundamental (e.g., the evolution of cooperation, foraging cognition) or applied (e.g., the evolution of mental disorders, decision making).

Good career perspectives

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

Evolution of Behaviour and Mind will suit you, if you...

  1. Are interested in studying the behaviour of humans and other animals and the underlying motives from an evolutionary perspective.
  2. Want to explore behaviour and mind from a comparative perspective.
  3. Want to learn more about behaviour and mind from the integrative perspective of biology, psychology, anthropology, and other sciences.
  4. 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.

Discover your programme

The Master's programme in Biological Sciences at the UvA offers 1 general track and specialisations in 4 tracks. Evolution of Behaviour and Mind is one of them. The other tracks are:

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MSc Biological Sciences
Regular study programme
120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
Science Park