School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

Cognitive Science

Information for prospective and current students of Cognitive Science

Philosophers and scientists have long speculated about the nature of the human mind and the role of language in making the human mind what it is. Recent developments – in fields as diverse as robotics, brain imaging, anthropology and speech technology – bring a host of new perspectives to our quest to understand our own inner workings. Cognitive Science brings together scholars from linguistics, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience and computer science.

Edinburgh was one of the places where Cognitive Science’s constituent disciplines first came together in the 1960s. It has developed that tradition of research and teaching ever since, and is one of the most exciting places in the world at which to study the nature of mind and language.

Prospective students

Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Cognitive Science

Current undergraduates

For students currently studying on the MA Cognitive Science

Information for current postgraduates is available on the websites for Philosophy, Psychology, and Linguistics & English Language.