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

Why study Mind, Language & Embodied Cognition at Edinburgh?

  • In the most recent REF, philosophy at Edinburgh was rated the best in Scotland and 2nd in the UK based on the volume of world-leading and internationally excellent research that we produce
  • 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
  • Our own Professor Andy Clark is one of the leading contemporary thinkers in the philosophy of mind, and is known in particular for his exploration of the Extended Mind hypothesis.

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

Resources

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

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Fees, funding and how to apply

Banner image: "In My Head" by David Foltz.