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The University of Edinburgh has been providing training for social workers since 1918. It is one of the largest centres for social work education in the UK and is among the highest ranked for the quality of its teaching and research. We provide a range of educational opportunities for both intending and qualified social workers, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

We have a wide-ranging research profile, reflecting the academic and professional background of the teaching staff all of whom are engaged in research. The taught courses in the MSW and BSc benefit from this research which also enhances the support of postgraduate research students.

Social Work at the University of Edinburgh hosts a number of centres which are run collaboratively with other stakeholders (universities, colleges, practice agencies and service user and carer groups). These centres are involved in research, education & training, dissemination, and policy developments across a wide range of fields.

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Congratulations, Peter!

Peter Hillen successfully defended his PhD thesis at his viva on 16th December.

Australian Visitor to Social Work

Amanda Howard, Head of Social Work at Newcastel University, New South Wales, Australia, spent some time at the university in December.

Upcoming Events

Feb 21 Hosted by: Dr A Roesch-Marsh # TBC Exploring transitions policy and practice to improve outcomes for people with disabilities. 14:00 (3 hours) Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square

Social Work Seminar Series

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