MSc Cognition in Science and Society

An interdisciplinary programme, drawing on expertise from across the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Clockwork head in front of a crowd

Why study cognition at Edinburgh?

  • Unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of cognition, building on the strengths and synergies between subject areas in the school of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences.
  • Opportunity to focus on impact of cognitive science research beyond academia.
  • A flexible programme structure allows you to adapt course choices and dissertation topics to suit your own strengths and interests.


Programme overview

Acquire in-depth knowledge of the mind and cognition

Programme structure and assessment

This programme comprises two semesters of taught compulsory and optional courses, followed by a dissertation


As a postgraduate student you will have access to a wide range of research resources

Learning outcomes and careers

This programme provides you with a range of knowledge and skills to prepare you for a variety of career paths

Help with your application

When applying you should include a personal statement detailing your academic abilities and your reasons for applying for the programme

Programme teaching staff

Staff profiles of those involved in teaching on the programme

Contact us

Please get in touch with us should you have any questions about the programme

Find out more

Fees, funding and how to apply

Image credit

Source images: "Clockwork of mechanical Prim wrist watch", by Kozuch, CC-BY SA 3.0; "Crowd" by James Cridland, CC-BY 2.0: "Head anatomy side view" by Patrick J. Lynch, CC-BY 2.5.