MSc by Research

Evolutionary Behavioural Science

Middlesex University offers an MSc by Research programme. BSL has developed a pathway within this offer for Evolutionary Behavioural Science (EBS).

The MSc is entirely focused on the production of a thesis within one calendar year, full time,  or two years part time. Students develop a project with their Director of Studies and a second supervisor in the first few months of the process, and then conduct the research with support. In many ways the process mirrors that of a PhD, but the thesis is shorter.

The aim of the MSc is to enable students to gain practical and theoretical skills in their chosen area. These skills will be useful in a number of settings after graduation. Whilst the MSc is not formally taught, seminars and other support are developed and offered on a bespoke basis in order to help students gain these skills.

Recent graduates from the programme have worked on human-gull interactions in urban settings, kittiwake chick aggression and begging, and the discrimination of non-human vocalizations by humans.  But we are interested in anything that falls under the EBS umbrella. For further examples see our current project list and also here.

If you are interested in applying, then please drop Tom Dickins an email:

t DOT dickins AT

Formal applications are handled here and there is more information here.