The Dugald Stewart Building on Bristo Square where the school is based.

The University of Edinburgh School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (PPLS) is a school within the College of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Edinburgh. The School was formed in 2002 as a result of administrative restructuring, when several departments of what was then the Faculty of Arts were brought together. The University of Edinburgh's academic foundation is based on three Colleges containing a total of 22 Schools;[1] among these is the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences (PPLS).

The School is composed of three subject areas:


Within the School, research in Psychology is organized along 3 broad themes:

The Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology (CCACE) was a "centre of excellence" to advance research into how ageing affects cognition, and how mental ability in youth affects health and longevity.[3] It was funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), ESRC, BBSRC and EPSRC through the LLHW MRC's Lifelong Health and Wellbeing scheme, the Centre was led by Ian Deary.


  1. ^ "Schools and departments".
  2. ^ "Research: Psychology". University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
  3. ^ Cross-council Lifelong Health and Well-being initiative

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