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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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

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

Upcoming Events

Mar 20 Seminar: Speaker: Professor John Hill # Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics; Introduced by: Professor Jochen Clasen # University of Edinburgh The welfare myth of them and us 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Seminar Room 3, Chrystal MacMillan Building

Social Policy Seminar Series

Apr 10 Seminar: Speaker: Dr Leen Vandecasteele # Sociology, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen Life events and poverty transitions in Germany and Great Britain 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , TBC

Social Policy Seminar Series

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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