School of Health in Social Science

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

The School has research centres, which build on the School's existing research strengths.

Centre for Applied Developmental Psychology (CADP)

Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia (E-CRED)


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

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

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

MSc Health Humanities and Arts

The university of Edinburgh is considering a new postgraduate programme in the developing discipline of Health Humanities and Arts. If you  are interested  in how the health and well-being of individuals and society  is represented, influenced and impacted upon by areas such as performance arts, film-making, philosophy, literature and theology,  you can help.


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.