The School of Social Policy is an international leader in research and teaching in social policy and social work, examining key social issues and problems and the ways in which politicians, institutions and professionals respond.

The School is part of the College of Social Sciences.
Head of the School of Social Policy: Professor Jon Glasby

Health Services Management Centre (HSMC)

The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the University of Birmingham is one of the UK's foremost centres for research, evaluation, teaching and professional development for health and social care organisations. HSMC has established a unique reputation as a 'critical friend' of the healthcare community and strives constantly to bridge the gap between research and practice.

HSMC is based in Park House, located close to the heart of the campus with fully equipped library and information services, comfortable teaching rooms, restaurant, IT/internet services and onsite administration.

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Department of Social Policy and Social Work (SPSW)

The Department of Social Policy and Social Work's research and teaching interests range widely across the fields of social policy, social care and health and professional practice. We run what is believed to be the oldest, continually running social work training course in the country. Having provided social work education since 1908, when one of the first Diplomas in Social Studies in the UK was established at the University, we celebrated our centenary in 2008.

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