School of Health in Social Science


The School of Health in Social Science offers a range of subjects in Clinical Psychology, Counselling, Psychotherapy And Applied Social Sciences, and Nursing Studies.

Clinical Psychology

The main areas of taught study are the professional training programmes in Clinical Psychology and Applied Psychology for Children and Young People. We offer programmes of training in psychological therapies and CPD courses, aimed at graduates and professionals working in health and mental health related services.

Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences

With more than 15 years experience of providing education and training, Counselling and Psychotherapy has been at the forefront of the development of counselling as a professional activity and we offer a supportive and stimulating learning environment.

Nursing Studies

One of the first universities to offer a nursing degree in the UK (since 1956), we have a long tradition of preparing graduate nurses. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, as well as CPD courses.

Undergraduate Programmes

The School of Health in Social Science run two undergraduate degree programmes: Bachelor of Nursing with Honours with registration as a Nurse (Adult branch) and MA Health, Science and Society.

Postgraduate Taught Programmes

Key information and online application forms can be found in the links below.

Postgraduate Research Programmes

The School of Health in Social Science offers Masters by Research (MScR), MPhil and PhD programmes. For those who are unable to come to campus to study, we also offer a PhD by Distance Programme.

New progamme in development, Spring 2022 - MSc Planetary Health

The University has established a new interdisciplinary institute, the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI), bringing together academics and students from the social sciences, engineering, business, law, policy, computer science, humanities and the arts, along with people from industry and other organisations.

The EFI is setting up a portfolio of new, interdisciplinary programmes offering students new ways of studying. One of these new programmes will be an MSc in Future/Planetary Health, which the School of Health in Social Science is currently involved in developing and would like to seek your views on.

Please, share your feedback by taking part in the short survey:

Proposed new CPD/short courses

We would like to hear your views on potential new CPD/short courses in Data Science in Health, Care and Social Services.

Take our short survey.

University scholarships and student funding information