About Us

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, the School of Health in Social Science is a dynamic and inclusive environment for learning, teaching and research. Our interdisciplinary approach to our subject areas equips students with the knowledge and skills to tackle the most pressing health and social challenges, from individual mental health to global pandemics.

Our Vision of Inclusivity  

We seek to strengthen our common humanity by respecting our multiplicity of identities and actively acknowledge, understand, and challenge inequalities. Our commitment to inclusivity is woven into the fabric of our community, shaping our School culture. 

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Diversity Strengthens Us  

We celebrate the range of perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds that enrich our community. It is through embracing our diversity that we cultivate a dynamic and inclusive environment where innovation thrives, and collaboration flourishes.  

We believe in the transformative power of education to challenge assumptions, spark dialogue, and inspire action. Through our endeavors, we seek to amplify voices, dismantle barriers, and drive positive change in society. Our commitment to inclusivity extends beyond academia, shaping our practice as we engage with communities and advocate for meaningful impact.  

What can I study?  

We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate training, including several taught and research Masters, PhDs, as well as CPD courses, professional training programmes and accredited courses that will help qualify graduates to work in a wide range of sectors. 

Find out more about our range of study options:

Undergraduate Postgraduate Taught
Postgraduate Research CPD

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The University of Edinburgh created our School to bring together the long-established but separate departments of Clinical and Health Psychology, Nursing Studies, and Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Science.

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