Philosophy

MSc Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition

An intensive grounding in the philosophy of embodied cognitive science

Four views of a brain scan with an x-ray of a hand

Programme suspended (2020 entry)

We are committed to offering a high-quality experience to all our students. We are working to minimise the impact of Covid-19, but we have reluctantly decided that we will be unable to offer this programme for entry in 2020.

Applications for the next intake typically open in October.

You may also be interested in the following programmes which are available for entry in September 2020:

Why study Mind, Language & Embodied Cognition at Edinburgh?

  • Philosophy research at Edinburgh ranks 2nd in Scotland and 7th in the UK in the THE ranking by subject of the REF 2014
  • An opportunity to hear from a wide range of high-profile academics from across the world, with figures such as Daniel Dennett, Steven Pinker, and Simon Blackburn having visited the University to speak to staff and students.
  • Study with one of the largest philosophy of cognitive science groups in Europe.

Programme overview

One of the most exciting areas of contemporary research in philosophy of mind

Programme structure and assessment

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

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

Fees and funding

Find out about fees and funding opportunities

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