Master's Degree in Human Cognition and Evolution (MCEV)
The Master in Human Cognition and Evolution provides an interdisciplinary background for the study of the cognitive abilities and forms of social organization characteristic of our species. The goal is to offer an updated presentation of current wisdom on human cognitive and social evolution, as well as to instruct in the know how of the research techniques proper to the core disciplines of the programme (Anthropology, Philosophy, Psychology). The master is promoted by three research groups from the UIB:
The programme stresses the competence as a researcher. Depending on the degree of access and the project, a particular profile is recommended (cognitive psychology, social and political sciences, cognitive neuroscience).In general, skills include understanding human evolution, the anthropological views of current social groups, the relationships between cognitive processes and brain structure, and the grounds of human social life.
The programme is designed for excellent graduate students, who can apply for a doctoral scholarship and think of a career as researchers, as well as further education for graduate and professionals interested in acquiring the required skills for research in this area.
Legislation requires that official Spanish degree programmes receive a positive assessment from the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA, by its Spanish acronym). This process is known as verification, and it serves to ensure that education programmes are properly designed to provide the competencies and reach the learning goals around which the programmes are built. In the technical details you can find reports on official study programmes.
The European Higher Education Area requires that there be a system in place to ensure the quality of degree programmes.
The Master's programme is subject to constant assessment and improvement processes that guarantee that it maintains a certain level of prestige and renown in Europe. You can see the results of the assessment processes in the section on quality.