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
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.
The Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology's research and teaching interests range widely across the fields of social policy and professional practice. In our research and teaching, we explore how policy and practice can contribute to making a difference in people's lives - particularly those who may face disadvantage or social exclusion.
As the oldest running social work education programme in the country established in 1908, in the Department of Social Work and Social Care we are proud of our history and we are committed to continuing to raise professional social work standards and promote good practice.