School of Health in Social Science

Welcome to all the new students who have joined the school!

On-line part time study opportunities.

A new 4-year undergraduate degree programme studying the complexity of human experience in health, illness and social care.


The University of Edinburgh is considering launching a new postgraduate opportunity in the wider area of Health Humanities and Arts.   The MSc would be aimed at students qualified in the field of arts, humanities or health, who are keen to acquire in depth knowledge of the impact and interdisciplinary relationship between subjects such as performance arts, film making, philosophy, theology, language, literature, media and cultural studies and the health and wellbeing of individuals and society.  The programme would be suitable for anyone with an interest in how health is represented and influenced by Health Humanities and Arts and covers the following core course: Studies in Health Humanities and Arts.

Our survey will only take about 5 minutes to complete and your answers will help inform the development of this exciting new programme.  There is also an opportunity for you to leave your contact details so we can keep you up to date on any developments.


Join us at our Alumni Conference on Friday 4th November 2016 to help mark this important anniversary, making Edinburgh the UK’s longest standing university nursing department.

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We have a strong national and international reputation as a major centre for research from combined perspectives of health and social science.

We would like to invite you to our 10th Annual Counselling and Psychotherapy Postgraduate Research Conference on Thursday 5th May 2015.

The School of Health in Social Science achieves excellent rankings in national research assessment.