School of Informatics

Cognitive Science MSc

Cognitive Science studies how the mind works.

The discipline of Cognitive Science investigates human cognitive functions such as perception and action, memory and learning, language and communication, reasoning and problem solving. This makes it a versatile and intellectually stimulating subject to study.

Programme content

Edinburgh has internationally recognised strengths in cognitive science, with research focusing on language and communication, robotics and learning, neural computation, and philosophy of mind.

Cognitive Science courses are grouped in to the following major areas of specialisation:

  • Cognitive Science
  • Natural Language and Language Engineering
  • Neural Computation and Neuroinformatics