School of Health in Social Science

Postgraduate Research Programmes

The School of Health in Social Science offers MSc, MPhil and PhD research degrees in all three subject areas.



Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences

MSc by Research Health Humanities and Arts

MSc by Research in Counselling Studies

PhD Counselling Studies

PhD Health in Social Science

Clinical Psychology

PhD/MSc by Research

Nursing Studies

MSc by Research

PhD/MPhil Nursing Studies


Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

AHRC Scholarships
The following are suggestions for scholarships and student funding that are of relevance for postgraduate research programmes delivered by the School of Health in Social Science.

PhD by Distance

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The PhD by Distance programme allows students who are unable to commit to basing themselves in Edinburgh to study for a PhD in a field of Health in Social Science from their home country or city.