Degrees

ICEA has developed a Masters degree and a postgraduate research degree in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology. The research degree leads to a DPhil in Anthropology and is a variation of the School's DPhil programme. Details of the MSc in Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology are given below.
For the DPhil programme we encourage prospective students with interests in the broad areas of cognitive and evolutionary anthropology, evolutionary psychology and behavioural ecology (of both humans and non-human animals). Prospective students are likely to have backgrounds in behavioural ecology, evolutionary biology, psychology, neuroscience, archaeology, or biological/evolutionary anthropology. Applicants with other academic backgrounds in the humanities, social sciences or sciences will be considered on their individual merits in the light of the research projects they might want to undertake. A prior Masters degree will always be considered advantageous, but individual applicants will be considered on their own merits: in some cases, offers of places may be conditional on an applicant taking an appropriate Masters course (such as ICEA’s own MSc).

How to Apply

You can find lots of useful information on study in Oxford, selection criteria for admission, the roles of departments and colleges at Oxford, the costs of study, methods of application, and scholarships and funding on the University Admissions information pages.

MSc Details

This programme explores human thought, behaviour, and culture from the perspectives of the evolutionary and cognitive sciences.

DPhil Details

Prospective DPhil students are normally admitted as Probationer Research Students and are expected to take relevant courses offered as part of our MSc in Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology (which must include the statistics course). Upgrade to full D.Phil. status at the end of the first year requires the submission of a project proposal and a satisfactory oral assessment based on this. In some cases, the supervisor may require the student to complete a further programme of methodological training or other preparatory work considered necessary for the proposed programme of research.

On Course

Information for graduate students on course can be found on the main School site.

Fees & Funding

This is a summary of the various scholarships that are available to support study in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography. For details of fees and other sources of funding at Oxford University, please click here.

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