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......


Kat Smith wins Bleddyn Davies prize.

Kat Smith (Global Public Health Unit, Social Policy) has been awarded this year’s Bleddyn Davies Prize for Best Article Published in Policy & Politics in

SPS researchers promote the wellbeing agenda in Scotland

The Good Lives and Decent Societies (GLADS) project summary and final report are now available

Children and young people's participation - book now published

Palgrave has just published our new edited book, Children and Young People's Participation and Its Transformative Potential: Learning from Across Countries.

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