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.
Edinburgh Social Work researchers awarded Witwatersrand Centennial Fellowships
As part of its 2022 centennial celebrations, the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg has awarded short-term fellowships to the School of Social and Political Science’s Dr Franziska Meinck and Dr Hannabeth Franchino-Olsen.
Remote academic support for PhD students affected by the war on Ukraine
Academics beyond Borders is now calling for applications from PhD students enrolled in Ukrainian universities. There are 14 remote places available for candidates whose research at their home universities is being affected by the war on Ukraine. All places are funded by the University of Edinburgh and require no fees from any students accepted onto the scheme.
SPS lecturer’s voluntary work supports families affected by the Ukraine conflict
Social Work lecturer Avril McIvor is supporting Ukrainian families affected by the conflict in their country through her volunteer work with the charity Chernobyl Children Lifeline.
Trauma Informed Responses to Disclosures of Gender Based Violence: Easier Said than Done
The second event in our 22/23 Social Work Seminar Series, presented by Professor Ramona Alaggia from the University of Toronto, in collaboration with Children 1st, Scotland's National Children's Charity. We'll also be joined by Mary Glasgow, the CEO of Children 1st.
Youth and the Mystery Wall… and “Fine” as the perfected adolescent response to parents
The third event in our 22/23 Social Work Seminar Series, presented by Dr Phil Frampton, Author, Broadcaster and Social Activist.
Youth and the Mystery Wall… and “Fine” as the perfected adolescent response to parents.
Adolescent Trauma, Resilience and Collective Empowerment.