School of Health in Social Science


The School of Health in Social Science seeks to foster an environment of inclusivity that recognises the dignity and value of everyone. We seek to strengthen our common humanity by respecting our multiplicity of identities. We actively acknowledge, seek to understand and challenge inequalities on our journey to inclusivity, and we are carrying out this mission through teaching, research and practice. Our celebration of diversity makes us stronger.

Results from the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF 2021) were released on 12th May 2022. REF is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, and the 2021 results confirm Edinburgh’s position as a world leader

Read more: REF2021: excellent results for the School of Health in Social Science

Our School brings together the long-established but separate departments of Clinical and Health Psychology, Nursing Studies, and Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Science. Find our more about our Subject Areas here.