School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences


What you can do with a Cognitive Science degree

Options with Cognitive Science

Cognitive science explores the relationship between mind and body via courses from the disciplines of psychology, philosophy and linguistics. With the added potential to follow informatics courses linking this relationship to computational modelling, you acquire skills and knowledge that are highly valued by a very wide range of employers.

Cognitive Science career stories

Get insight and inspiration from recent Edinburgh Cognitive Science and PPLS graduates - 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:

Your Cognitive Science skills and employers

Career planning

Need more support with sorting out how you want to use your degree? – use our 'Career Planning' resources.

Career planning