Birmingham Social Work Academy

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

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

The moral compexities of child protection: mothers, children and the state

Sue White, Professor of Social Work for Children and Families, contributes to the latest Birmingham Brief.
Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Forthcoming events |

'Creating Superdiversity: Reflections on long-term collaboration between academia and practice', 13 November 2014 (13.30 - 15.00), Room 714/5 Muirhead Tower - All welcome.




Find out more about all courses offered by the School of Social Policy.

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.