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Why study Psychology at Edinburgh?

Why study Psychology at Edinburgh?

  • We consistently rank as one of the top 30 universities in the world for psychology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 and Complete University Guide).
  • Our research environment is rated as 100% conducive to world-leading research, and 82% of our research is rated as outstanding in terms of its reach and significance (REF 2014).
  • You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities including laboratories for cognitive neuroscience, developmental science, human movement, individual differences and general experimental psychology. Our teaching facilities also include a private psychology library, computer suites and well-equipped teaching rooms.
  • The student-led Psychology Society organises social events and attracts high profile speakers from across the globe.
  • You get to study in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Edinburgh offers a historical heart with a thriving, modern culture and is consistently voted the most desirable place to live in Britain. Our School is a thriving, vibrant hub of intellectual and cultural life.
Psychology at the University of Edinburgh

Explore our diverse range of programmes

We offer the following taught postgraduate programmes in psychology:

MSc Evolution of Language and Cognition

What is it that makes us human? How did our brains evolve? What are the origins of human language? These are some of the questions, which are at the heart of the recent renaissance in the scientific study of the origins and evolution of human language, which you will explore.

MSc Human Cognitive Neuropsychology

With access to a wide range of research facilities, you will receive intensive training and specialist knowledge within human cognitive neuropsychology and related fields of study.

MSc Psychology of Individual Differences

Home to the largest team of specialist individual differences researchers in the world, this is an exciting opportunity to gain skills in the two key subdivisions in the study of human individual differences: personality and mental abilities.

MSc Psychological Research

This programme provides you with comprehensive training and grounding in research methods and analysis across the broad field of psychology.

MSc Psychology of Language

You will develop an advanced understanding of current research in psycholinguistics, and gain up-to-date knowledge of a broad range of areas of the psychology of language.

MSc Social Psychology

You will learn how to think as social psychologists, and how to answer questions about social phenomena such as 'Why do we become attached to a particular person?' and 'Does self-modesty differ between cultures?'.

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