Taught course

Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition

University of Edinburgh · School of Philosophy, Psychology and Languages Science

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in philosophy of at least 2:1 honours standard (UK) or equivalent, for example, at least high average B or 3.4+ out of 4 (North America). Students whose first degree is not in philosophy, but instead in a related area of the cognitive sciences will be considered for admission. Such applicants must have achieved a high standard in their undergraduate work and provide evidence that they are capable of converting to study in philosophy. In addition to the supporting documents requested on the application form, please submit a sample of your academic work written within the last 2 years.

Months of entry


Course content

The taught MSc in Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition will provide students with an intensive grounding in philosophy of embodied cognitive science, its methodologies, research questions, and techniques of research.

Students will take options from a wide range of courses offered in the philosophy, psychology, language sciences, informatics and music subject areas, and will write a dissertation at the end of the second semester and over the summer.

All students will be required to take two core courses in Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition, and at least one course in philosophical methods.

Those students who do not have a strong background in philosophy may also be required to take an introductory course in philosophical methods.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/ for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

PPLS Postgraduate Office
+44 (0) 131 651 5002