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......


In Defence of Welfare 2 out now

Social Policy researchers from Edinburgh contribute to Social Policy Association's pre-election publication

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

Jun 17 Seminar: Speaker: Professor Sir Tony Atkinson # London School of Economics Inequality: what can be done? 16:30 (2 hours and 30 minutes) , Main Lecture Theatre, 50 George Square, Edinburgh

Social Policy Seminar Series

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