School of Health in Social Science

About us

Our School focuses on internationally excellent research, knowledge exchange and learning and teaching in health and social care. We offer degrees in three subject areas: Clinical and Health Psychology, Counselling Psychotherapy and Applied Social sciences and Nursing Studies. We also offer a range of Continuing Professional Development Courses which are significantly integrated into their professions. Our research impacts on national policy, such as the National Dementia Strategy and the Scottish Tobacco Control Strategy, and our numerous national and international partnerships and collaborations allow us to regularly welcome renowned practitioners and researchers from across the world.

Research Centres

Find out more about our centres including info, news, updates & blogs

Subject Area Research

Our subject areas conduct a variety of research across the globe

Ethics Policy and Procedures

Information for staff in the School of Health in Social Science

Staff List

Policies and Guidance

School committees

School governance

This page includes contact details for the School, how to find us and information about accessibility.

On these pages, you will find information relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion activity in the School. Infomation includes the Equalities Act 2010, the University’s Dignity and Respect policy, health and mental health support and other relevant policy documents.


The Nursing Blog

Stories about Nursing at Edinburgh straight from our staff and students

Research Bow

Postgraduate Research blog by students from the School of Health


A blog by The Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry

Teaching Matters

Promoting, discussing and celebrating teaching at the University of Edinburgh

This is us

A blog post by Insivible Grail on our 2019 exhibition