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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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Farewell, Bob Holman - leader and friend

The social work community generally is saddened by the death of Bob Holman on 15th June. We at Edinburgh are particularly so. Bob was awarded

Child protection project begins

The first seminar of the ESRC funded Revisiting Child Protection in Scotland project was held on 13 June at Scottish Government

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