Cognitive Science, M.Sc. | The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
12 months
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40900 GBP/year
17100 GBP/year
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About

The Cognitive Science degree from The University of Edinburgh offers courses in many of these areas, providing a strong grounding in the shared computational and mathematical foundations while also allowing students to pursue specialized courses in their particular interest areas. 

Overview

Cognitive Science is an exciting and interdisciplinary area spanning fields including computer science, linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy.

Edinburgh is a widely recognised leader in the area, and the School of Informatics has particular strengths in the computational study of higher cognition and reasoning, speech and language, and neuroscience; as well as related areas such as human-computer interaction, robotics, and computer vision.

Career opportunities

This Cognitive Science degree from The University of Edinburgh will give you a deep understanding of the expanding domain of cognitive science through formal study and experiments. It is excellent preparation for a rewarding academic or professional career.

The quality and reputation of the University, the School of Informatics and this programme will enhance your standing with many types of employer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accelerated Natural Language Processing
  • Automatic Speech Recognition
  • Computational Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Computational Cognitive Science
  • Natural Language Understanding, Generation, and Machine Translation
  • Computational Neuroscience

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
First Class (recommended)

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours 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.
  • Entry to this programme is competitive. A typical offer will normally require a UK first class honours degree.
  • You must have a sufficient mathematical and informatics background for your chosen area of study.
  • This should include experience of computer programming equivalent to an introductory programming course and completion of the equivalent of 60 SCQF credits or 30 ECTS credits of mathematics during your degree that have typically covered the following subjects/topics: calculus (differentiation and integration), linear algebra (vectors and multi-dimensional matrices), Discrete mathematics and mathematical reasoning (e.g. induction and reasoning, graph theoretic models, proofs), and more.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees 2 years / year

  • Home: £8,550
    • International/EU: £20,450

Part-time fees 3 years / year

  • Home: £5,700
    • International/EU: £13,635

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Master's scholarship opportunities for Cognitive Science.

Available Scholarships

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School of Divinity Postgraduate Masters Scholarships
Merit-based

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The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Grant
Various benefits
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MSc Education (Early Childhood Practice and Froebel) Scholarship
Merit-based

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The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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Dr Lloyd John Ogilvie Scholarships
Merit-based

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The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
8000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Scotland's Saltire Scholarships
Merit-based

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The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
8000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Scotland's Saltire Scholarships
Merit-based

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The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1500 GBP
Deadline
30 Aug 2024
Richard Davidson Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based

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The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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Marshall Scholarships
Merit-based

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The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
44768 GBP
Deadline
03 Jul 2024
Pamela Jackson Memorial Scholarship in Musical Instrument Research
Merit-based

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The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
14100 GBP
Deadline
Anytime
Edinburgh College of Art EU Scholarships Scheme
Merit-based

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The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
04 Aug 2024
MBA Leadership Scholarships
Merit-based

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The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
5000 GBP
Deadline
04 Aug 2024
MBA Merit Scholarships
Merit-based

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The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
5000 GBP
Deadline
04 Aug 2024
MBA Diversity Scholarships
Merit-based

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The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
5000 GBP
Deadline
04 Aug 2024
MBA Achievement Scholarships
Merit-based

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The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1500 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Tom and Maureen Fairlie Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1000 GBP
Deadline
01 Aug 2024
Somewhere MBA LGBT+ Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
07 Nov 2024
Chevening Scholarships
Merit-based

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UK Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amberscholar Scholarship
Merit-based

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Amber Student
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships for International Students
Merit-based

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Get-Scholarship
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Scholarship Scheme set up with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Merit-based

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The Anglo-Norse Society - scholarships & grants
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Anglo-Norse Scholarship Scheme set up with the Royal College of Music
Merit-based

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The Anglo-Norse Society - scholarships & grants
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amber Scholarship For September Intake
Merit-based Need-based

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Amber Student
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
Merit-based Need-based

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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries
Merit-based Need-based

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DFID/UK Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
01 Oct 2024
Marshall Scholarship
Merit-based

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The Government of the United Kingdom
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Chevening Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
29 Jun 2024
The London Pass Education Scholarship
Merit-based

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Go City
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
01 Dec 2024
The Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Students With Disabilities Scholarship Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Simmons and Fletcher
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 GBP
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Rapid Formations Entrepreneur Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Rapid Formations
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
33600 EUR
Deadline
01 Jul 2024
Mundus MAPP EMJM Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mundus MAPP
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Moving Mates Scholarship
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Moving Mates
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Independent provider
Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
24 Apr 2025
Go Global MBA Scholarship
Merit-based

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educations.com
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
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Pinsky Law
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Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
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Grant
8000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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European Commission
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Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
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AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
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Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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MyUS
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Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Dermadry
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
$1,000 All Star Verified Scholarship
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Verified Scholarships
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Dec 2024
PlagiarismSearch 2024 Essay Contest
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PlagiarismSearch
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
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IvyPanda
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1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
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Florida Rentals
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
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IvyPanda
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965 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
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500 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
CryptoRunner Scholarship
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