Taught course

Cognitive Science

University of Edinburgh · School of Informatics

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in informatics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, electrical engineering, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics or psychology, plus experience in computer programming.

Months of entry


Course content

Cognitive Science is a discipline in growing demand, and Edinburgh is a widely recognised leader in this area, with particular strengths in natural language, speech technology, robotics and learning, neural computation and philosophy of the mind.

You will gain a thorough grounding in neural computation, formal logic, computational and theoretical linguistics, cognitive psychology, and natural language processing, and through a vast range of optional courses you will develop your own interests in this fascinating field.

Information for international students

English language certificate (TOEFL or IELTS) must be uploaded with application. GRE scores, although not mandatory, are helpful.

Fees and funding

Limited funding for Home/EU and International candidates. Further information available at:
Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Informatics Teaching Organisation
+44 (0) 131 650 5194