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.
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We are based in the Chrystal Macmillan Building on George Square at the heart of the central campus.
SPS researchers involved in Scotland’s first Bairns Hoose to support children who experience abuse and violence
Social work researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (SPS) are involved in Scotland’s first Bairns Hoose, which launches today to offer support to children who experience abuse and violence.
Social Work’s Dr Jackie Gulland appointed to Scottish Commission on Social Security
The Scottish Government has appointed Dr Jackie Gulland, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, to the Scottish Commission on Social Security.
University of Edinburgh Social Work expert contributes to the national multi-agency Domestic Homicide Review Model for Scotland
Professor John Devaney, Centenary Chair of Social Work at the University of Edinburgh, has written a new paper to inform the development of Scotland’s model for reviewing domestic abuse-related homicides in Scotland.
New report finds backing for Bairns Hoose project to improve children’s experiences of justice, child protection, health and recovery services
University of Edinburgh social work researchers have released a new report examining professionals’ views about how children and families who have been through abuse and neglect are experiencing justice, child protection, health and recovery services in Scotland.