Social Policy

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    Social Policy has been taught in the University of Edinburgh since 1918. The Subject Group is one of the most respected in the UK and amongst the front rank for the quality of its teaching and research.

    We undertake research projects and offer postgraduate supervision across the whole subject range. A particular focus is cross-national and comparative social policy analysis, with the social policy group playing lead roles in international research networks (e.g. ESPAnet). The Centre for......

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MOOC on Social Wellbeing launched

A new Massive Open Online Course on Social Wellbeing starts on Monday 26th September 2016.

GPHU colleagues win BMA book price

Kat Smith and Sarah Hill from Social Policy's Global Public Health Unit have won a prestigious award from the British Medical Assocation.

Social Policy PhD researcher leads seminar on Scottish named person policy

Harla Octarra, a 3rd year PhD student will co-deliver a seminar on Scotland’s Named Person scheme at Stirling University.

Upcoming Events

Sep 30 Seminar: Speaker: Jan Eichhorn # University of Edinburgh, Social Policy; Speaker: Daniel Kenealy # University of Edinburgh, Social Policy; Speaker: Christine Hübner # University of Edinburgh, Social Policy The view from the continent on the UK's EU referendum: Will there be knock-on effects? 15:00 (2 hours and 30 minutes) , Seminar Room 5, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Social Policy Seminar Series

Oct 07 Seminar: Tobacco Control & Health Inequalities: Exploring Tensions & Synergies 09:15 (4 hours and 30 minutes) , The Ladies Baths, Dovecot, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

GPHU

Oct 14 Seminar: Speaker: Nigel Thomas # University of Central Lancashire Children as political actors and the strange permeability of disciplinary boundaries 15:00 (2 hours and 30 minutes) , Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Social Policy Seminar Series 2016/17

Social Policy Video