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.
George Palattiyil appointed as Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg
Head of Social Work George Palattiyil has been appointed as Senior Research Associate with the Department of Social Work and Community Development at the University of Johannesburg.
SPS’ Georgia Cole awarded Rising Star Chancellor’s Award
Georgia Cole in the School of Social and Political Science has received the University of Edinburgh’s Rising Star Chancellor’s Award for her outstanding contribution to teaching in the area of Social Work.
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.
Relevance and Relation of Decolonial Studies in Methodology
This seminar will explore decolonial perspectives in crafting research design.
Writing for Non-Academic Audiences
In this workshop, we will hear from editors and authors who work for and with publications targeted at a general audience.
After their presentations, there will be an opportunity for discussion.
Publishing an Academic Monograph
In this workshop, we will hear from editors of publishing houses in the social sciences, and of academics working with them. After their presentations, there will be an opportunity for discussion.