We're a group of teachers and researchers concerned with all the things people and societies do and don't do to look after each other, in Scotland, across the UK and Europe, and around the world.
The subject group offers a broad range of programmes and courses and is also home to the Global Health Policy Unit which itself offers MSc programmes, a range of courses and a PhD.
Social Policy has developed and continues to sustain a strong international and national reputation for the quality of its research, and for its analyses of social and policy change both within the UK and in continental Europe.
Edinburgh academic wins prize for research on labour politics in Europe
Dr Philip Rathgeb of the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) has been awarded the Kurt Rothschild Prize for Economic Research and Journalism, for his work on labour politics in the EU, from the Euro crisis to the Covid-19 pandemic.
More accessible domestic abuse services needed across the UK, research shows
Analysis of UK domestic abuse services provided under Covid-19 reveals that several groups, including Black and ethnic minority groups and those in rural communities, struggle to access domestic abuse services