Teviot Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
School of Health in Social Science

The School of Health in Social Science is part of the University of Edinburgh, which is consistently ranked as one of the top 50 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). Our teaching achieves high levels of student satisfaction and our undergraduate programme in Nursing has been ranked top among all higher education institutions in the UK for eight consecutive years (Guardian University Guide 2013).

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. We are a partner in the Centre for Integrated Healthcare Research, and receive funding for research from the WHO (World Health Organization), the European Union, the ERSC (The Economic and Social Research Council), the NHS (National Health Service), and NHS Scotland among others.

  • Courses

    • Children and Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice

    • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses in Clinical

    • Mental Health and Well-being of Children, Young People and Families

      A new fully online programme in psychological aspects of psychosocial well-being and mental health promotion during development. This is a unique study opportunity, drawing on the knowledge and experience of a world class clinical psychology department. The programme covers early intervention, health promotion, health inequalities, critical psychology, resilience and learning disabilities. It is aimed at those who are interested or already working in the field of child and adolescent mental health and well-being promotion including psychology and social science graduates, practitioners in health, social care and education and those working in local and international third-sector health and care organisations. Our teaching team has vast experience working with multidisciplinary environments in the assessment, care and treatment of children and young people. This contributes to a dynamic learning environment that examines the latest advances in theory, research and practice through interactive activities. The programme is enriched through collaboration with mental health institutions in different parts of the UK and Europe, as well as third sector, international development and public health organisations. Full MSc, PGDip, PGCert and CPD options available.

    • MSc Applied Psychology for Children and Young People