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Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh

Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh

The School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh offers a range of taught masters programmes that are designed to deepen your understanding and knowledge in the area of health and social care. The University of Edinburgh is consistently ranked one of the top 50 universities in the world and is 11th in the World for Arts and Humanities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020).

Our School focuses on teaching in health and social care, internationally excellent research and knowledge exchange. 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.

Our lively graduate community is international, making the School an ideal environment in which to share ideas, collaborate on research, gain new perspectives and meet like-minded individuals. We have an active academic and social life involving regular workshops and seminars across all three subject areas, as well as informal gatherings and events.

Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh


Clinical Psychology programmes:

MSc Mental Health in Children and Young People Psychological approaches (CAMPUS and ONLINE)
Offering the unique perspective that children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing is influenced by developmental processes at multiple levels, from individual, to sociocultural.

MSc Psychological Therapies
Psychological Therapies provides practitioner and supervisor-level training in Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), with a focus on childhood and adolescence. Guaranteed placement and practice supervision in a clinically informed context.

MSc Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion)
This professionally accredited programme offers you the opportunity to study psychology to postgraduate level and become eligible for graduate basis for chartered membership of the British Psychological Society.

Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh

Counselling, psychotherapy and applied social sciences programmes:

MSc Counselling Studies
Advanced academic study of counselling and related practices, this programme aims to foster the development of critical reflection on the field by professionally qualified practitioners.

MSc by Research Health Humanities and Arts
A research-focussed programme offering a unique perspective within the innovative new interdisciplinary area of Health Humanities, drawing on skills and insights from arts and humanities.

Nursing Programmes:

MSc Advanced Nursing
An innovative programme offering advanced study for nurses working in a global context for local practice, underpinned by nursing, health and social care research. Choose pathways in either leadership, clinical research or education.


We also offer a range of researched based programmes from masters by research to PhD across our three disciplines.

Apply now to join us in September 2020

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