Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London


This programme is related to biological and experimental psychology. This includes cognitive evolution and the biological basis of human social behaviour, decision making and sexual orientation are a central consideration. Strong emphasis is placed on the experimental approach to research problems in these fields of psychology.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree.

Course modules

Recent research includes: physical reasoning and social cognition in corvids; colour perception in bumblebees; the transmission of cultural information in humans using evolutionary models; sex differences in cognition; the use of zebra fish as a model behavioural assay of addiction; visual attention and search in humans and non-human animals; the role of cannabinoid signalling in several neural processes; social evolution in mole rats; gene-brain interaction in mammalian reproductive behaviour; the utility of drosophila models of circadian rhythms; face processing and imitation; and the philosophy of mind.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Mile End Tower Hamlets E1 4NS South East

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