Social Policy

Welcome Message

    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......


Sotiria Grek nominated for a EUSA Best Teaching Award

Sotiria Grek has been nominated by EUSA for the Award 'Best Personal Tutor' (2013-14)

Challenge Investment Fund award for Social Policy!

Sotiria Grek, Heide Weishaar and Gil Viry (Sociology) have been awarded the Challenge Investment Fund in order to create SNAP: the Social Network Analysis Project

Innovative SPS initiative on wellbeing wins funding

Wellbeing and social quality are set to be the focus of a series of multi-stakeholder workshops being organised by a SPS-led consortium, and supported by

Upcoming Events

May 09 Seminar: Speaker: Prof Jenny Ozga # University of Oxford; Introduced by: Prof Lindsay Patterson # University of Edinburgh Governing Discourses 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Seminar Room 4, CMB

Social Policy Seminar Series

Jun 13 Seminar: Speaker: Dr Rosemary Morgan # University of Edinburgh; Introduced by: Dr Sarah Hill # University of Edinburgh The role of faith-based organizations in HIV/AIDS care and prevention in Tanzania 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Seminar Room 4, CMB

Global Public Health Unit Seminar Series

Social Policy Video