Degrees and courses

The Department of Social Policy and Social Work (SPSW) has developed a reputation for delivering high quality teaching and learning which enables students to develop into reflective and research-informed professionals.

The Department offers undergraduate degree programmes in both social work and social policy; a range of postgraduate degree programmes at Masters, Diploma and Certificate levels, as well as research degrees (MPhil or PhD). We also offer a range of postqualifying/professional development programmes.

Doctoral research degrees (PhD / MPhil)

Our postgraduate research programmes reflect the main areas of work within the Institute - social research, social policy and social care practice.  All programmes are recognised by the ESRC.