We work with local and international partners on all our teaching programmes to make sure that our teaching reflects our commitment to social work values, ethics and social justice.
We provide a range of educational opportunities for both intending and qualified social workers, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level (BSc, MSW, MSc by Research, PG Certificate and PhD).
Through our wide-ranging portfolio of research and knowledge exchange activities, we seek to impact on both the social work policy and practice communities, locally and internationally.
Find out more about our team of academics, PhD students and professional services colleagues.
We are based in the Chrystal Macmillan Building on George Square at the heart of the central campus.
REF 2021: Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh
The publication of results from REF2021 illustrates the diversity and strength of contributions to research, policy and practice in Social Work and Social Policy from community to global levels.
New committee on development in Uganda calls on SPS academic’s expertise
SPS’ Dr George Palattiyil has joined a new expert committee for the Uganda National Academy of Sciences, to advise on the country’s equitable and inclusive development.
Black History Month – Respect and Recognition: The contribution of minoritised social workers in Scotland
To mark Black History Month, the Social Work subject area partnered with the Scottish Association of Social Workers for an online event recognising the contribution that social workers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds make to social work in Scotland.
New study reveals importance of harm and abuse education for primary school children
A new national evaluation of the NSPCC’s Speak Out Stay Safe (SOSS) programme has found that children and school staff benefited from the education it provided on different forms of harm, highlighting the need for continued education in this area.