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The School of Health in Social Science is a leading provider of postgraduate education in health, health policy and related fields.
We offer taught programmes and research opportunities in nursing studies, clinical psychology, counselling and psychotherapy. We also offer programmes in interdisciplinary social sciences in health, where social scientists are collaborating across specialisms, to pursue innovative new approaches to healthcare research.
In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 we entered three units of assessment, achieving excellent results. Overall, 82% of our research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent. Our rankings in the three units of assessment were second, third and fourth in the UK for research power, measuring research quality and volume.
Our varied postgraduate offering includes a wide range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. Learning and teaching includes face-to-face and online methods, with many courses including Socratic modes of discussion and critique to promote deep exploration of topics.
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This programme is a two year, full-time professionally-accredited postgraduate qualification in counselling. It is an accelerated version of the well-established Master of Counselling (MCouns), which is offered over four years part-time. Read more
The programme offers advanced academic study of counselling and related practices. It aims to foster the development of critical reflection on the field by professionally qualified practitioners. Read more
The MSc Mental Health in Children and Young People. Psychological Approaches (Online Learning) offers a unique perspective. Read more
This programme offers 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, and that our approaches to working should be informed by this dynamic, interactional system. Read more
The University of Edinburgh has been providing undergraduate nursing education for more than 60 years. This programme represents a new, two-year route for those who wish to become an Adult nurse but who already possess an undergraduate degree. Read more
The programme provides detailed coverage of all core aspects of psychology. developmental social cognitive biological psychology individual difference It also includes conceptual and theoretical perspectives in psychology, and psychological research methods and data analysis. Read more
This programme, developed in partnership with the NHS, combines academic teaching with clinical practice training in applied psychology for children and young people. Read more
The PhD and MSc by Research in Clinical Psychology offer the chance to work with, and be supervised by, a range of clinical academics across many areas of psychology. Read more
The MSc by Research in Counselling Studies provides students with a comprehensive understanding of research design, data collection and data analysis for research in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. Read more
This programme is currently under review, and we anticipate changes to course structure. The anticipated changes relate to the balance between taught and research components. Read more
Every 5 seconds someone in the world will die of a stroke (World Stroke Campaign 2016). In England and Wales, a total of 1 million stroke survivors need post-acute care (Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party 2015). Read more