School of Health in Social Science

PhD Programmes

Social Sciences (5)
Medicine & Health (4)



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.


Student services

The Student Support Team  is your first port of call for crisis and emergency situations and for non-academic enquiries. You do not need to make an appointment; you can simply turn up, or email the relevant staff member. The Student Support Team comprises the Student Support Officer (Lorna Sheal) and two Student Support Assistants (Sergio Mori and Louise Carracher). Lorna, Sergio and Louise can assist you with all enquiries and advise you on contacts for support and further information. The Student Support team is available to all students in the school, including undergraduate, postgraduate taught or research students.

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


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