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).