School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences


University of Edinburgh

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School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh

School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh

The School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences is unique in offering outstanding opportunities for inter-disciplinary teaching and in pioneering novel forms of research that reach across traditional boundaries.

Each year the School welcomes around 200 postgraduate students from across the world, creating a culturally diverse learning experience whilst providing a friendly and supportive community.

There are around 170 academic staff within the School, with the breadth of expertise ranging from analytic philosophy and the study of English language, through theoretical and applied linguistics and experimental psychology, to cognitive neurosciences and genetic influences on human behaviour.

Students have access to a range of specialist laboratories, research talks and reading groups, whilst enjoying all that the wonderful, thriving capital city of Edinburgh has to offer.

Find out more about our programmes:
www.ed.ac.uk/c/ppls-pgt-info

Why Edinburgh?

  • Philosophy is ranked 6th in the UK and 20th in the world (QS, by subject 2021)
  • Psychology is ranked 6th in the UK and 33rd in the world (QS, by subject 2021)
  • Linguistics is ranked 3rd in the UK and 5th in the world (QS, by subject 2021)
  • English Language is ranked 3rd in the UK and 7th in the world (QS, by subject)
  • The School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences is recognised as world-leading, as shown in its high rankings across all areas in the THE ranking by subject of the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).