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Children playingSocial Work Academy launch event

The Birmingham Social Work Academy (BSWA) is a nationally groundbreaking partnership between Birmingham City Council's Children, Young People and Families Directorate and the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham."

Latest news

Creating tomorrow's leading social scientists

The University of Birmingham is proud to offer 25 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research.
Tuesday 18th November 2014

Funded PhD opportunities: School of Social Policy

The School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, is seeking to recruit two full time doctoral research scholarships. Find out how to apply.
Monday 21st July 2014

Lecturer recognised for exceptional work with Excellence in Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dawn River, Lecturer in the Institute of Applied Social Studies in the School of Social Policy, who has received the 2014 School of Social Policy and College of Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Thursday 10th July 2014




BA Social Work draws on a number of disciplines that inform social work practice.

MA Social Work enables those with a BA degree to obtain the new professional qualification in Social Work.

MA Social Research (Social Work and Professional Practice) is a recognised research training pathway.

Doctor of Social Work designed for social workers and those wanting to undertake a professional doctorate in the field of Applied Social Studies.