School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences


What you can do with your Cognitive Science degree and how to get help from the University Careers Service

What you can do with a Cognitive Science degree

Cognitive science is concerned with how the mind works. It seeks to explain the diverse faculties of the human mind including thinking, memory, creativity, imagination, free will, perception, action and language. Through your study in Cognitive Science you will acquire skills and knowledge that are highly valued by a very wide range of employers.

Your Cognitive Science skills and employers

This resource on why employers are interested in cognitive science graduates is a good starting point in looking at the skills gained from studying cognitive science and examples of employers who want cognitive science graduates.

Cognitive Science graduate case studies

Get insight and inspiration from recent Edinburgh Cognitive Science graduates on how they use their degree skills and knowledge, their personal interests, experience and motivators, in a wide range of careers.

Case Studies of recent Cognitive Science and other PPLS graduates


In these short videos, graduates from our Cognitive Science programmes talk about their experience since graduation, and how their studies have been useful in their career:

Need more help?

If you require a PDF document in an alternative format, such as large print or a coloured background, please email or contact the Careers Service.

The University Careers Service has lots of useful resources to help you explore your options. A good starting point is to look at their webpages where you can access lots of resources and where you’ll also find contact details if you need to get in touch.

Visit the Careers Service website