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Social Work


The University of Edinburgh has been providing training for social workers since 1918. In recognition of this, we have created a website with lots of resources and profiles — do have a look to find out what we have been doing over the last 100 years!

Social Work at Edinburgh is one of the most respected 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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Staff changes this semester

This semester sees significant changes in staff in Social Work at Edinburgh

Centenary Chair announced

Dr John Devaney has been appointed new Centenary Professor of Social Work at Edinburgh

Upcoming Events

Sep 22 Speaker: Pooja Pillai # Manuel Hospital Association, India; Speaker: Kaaren Mathias # Manuel Hospital Association, India; Introduced by: Sumeet Jain # Social Work, University of Edinburgh 'Recovery' and 'global mental health': perspectives from India and Scotland 14:00 (2 hours and 30 minutes) G43, Paterson’s Land, St John Street off Holyrood Road, The University of Edinburgh

Social Work & Global Mental Health Network

Oct 13 Hosted by: Sarah Stocks # Director of Northern Star Associates Moving forward with Restorative Justice in Scotland 10:00 (6 hours) Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY

SW Seminar Series

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