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.
New self-care curriculum will enhance wellbeing and learning for social work students
Lecturers at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science are co-creating a self-care curriculum for social work education, to help combat stress and burnout.
New Head of Social Work at the University of Edinburgh
Dr George Palattiyil, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the School of Social and Political Science, is the new Head of Social Work at the University of Edinburgh.
Senior lecturer elected to Board of the International Consortium for Social Development
Dr George Palattiyil, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the School of Social and Political Science, has been elected as a member of the Board of the International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD).
University of Edinburgh alumna to lead new East African Social Work Resource Centre
Dr Hadijah Mwenyango, an alumna of the Social Work doctoral programme at the University of Edinburgh, will lead the new East African Social Work Regional Resource Centre (RRC) based at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.