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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REF 2014 Results: Social Policy research rated 3rd in UK by national research assessment

Social Policy research rated 3rd in UK by national research assessment

New ESRC-funded project on post-referendum changes

Staff from Social Policy have been funded to run a research project into assessing how masses and elites differ in their attitudes towards the constitutional

PhD viva success in Childhood Studies

Christina McMellon passes PhD viva

Upcoming Events

Jan 23 Seminar: Speaker: Dr Sonia Exley # London School of Economics From Social Administration to Social Policy: Gains and Losses 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Seminar Room 3, Chrystal MacMillan Building

Social Policy Seminar Series

Feb 20 Seminar: Speaker: Professor David Collison # School of Business, University of Dundee Income Inequality and Social Indicators: A Varieties of Capitalism Perspective. 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Seminar Room 3, Chrystal MacMillan Building

Social Policy Seminar Series

Mar 20 Seminar: Speaker: Dr Jan Eichhorn # University of Edinburgh Who does unemployment hurt most and do benefits mitigate the subjective experience of not being in work? 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Seminar Room 3, Chrystal MacMillan Building

Social Policy Seminar Series

Social Policy Video