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......


New degree programme launched: Government, Policy and Society

Social Policy is happy to announced the launch of an exiting new degree programme open for first entry in September 2016.

Events on Westminster Election research

A range of events in Edinburgh, London, Cardiff and Belfast where researchers from Social Policy will present brand new insights into elite and mass attitudes

Upcoming Events

May 15 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

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