Department of Psychology

Department of

Psychology

Department of

Psychology

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Graduate Studies In Psychology

Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science: Program Requirements

Master of Science

The master's program normally extends over two calendar years. For students with an honours degree in psychology the requirements for the master's program are below.

Not all courses listed in the Graduate Calendar are offered each year. Also, depending on who teaches the courses, the contents changes from year to year. View Currently Offered Courses to find more specific description of the course contents.

Year Research Requirements Required Courses
MSc 1

Master's Thesis Research: PSYC899

  • Proposal submitted
  • Begin data collection

Select 2 BBCS courses:

MSc 2

Master's Thesis Research: PSYC899

  • Complete data collection
  • Oral thesis defense
  • Submit thesis

Select 2 more BBCS courses from the list above

Courses are selected in consultation with the supervisor and the program chair. Graduate courses offered by Departments other than Psychology also may be taken to meet the program requirements with the permission of the supervisor and program chair.

Students working with animals will also take QACS799: Introduction to Animal Care.

Doctor of Philosophy

The doctoral program in Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science may be completed in two years of study by students with a master's degree in psychology. Typically, however, students require more time to complete the doctoral program. The requirements for the program are:

Year Research Requirements Required Courses
PhD 1

PhD Thesis Research: PSYC999

  • Proposal submitted
  • Begin data collection
PhD 2

PhD Thesis Research: PSYC999

PhD 3/4

PhD Thesis Research: PSYC999

  • Finish data collection
  • Oral thesis defense
  • Submit thesis
 

Graduate students in the BBCS program are encouraged to participate in the BBCS Research Seminar even after completing PSYC811, PSYC812, PSYC907, and PSYC908 for as long as they are registered full time in the program.