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: Nicola Gale

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.

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

The Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, is a leading multi-disciplinary academic team committed to providing world-class research and innovative degree programmes. We deliver research led teaching with 66% of publications by our academic staff rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework. We are at the forefront of cutting edge social science research that informs and influences public debate.

Department of Social Work and Social Care

The Department of Social Work and Social Care is a multi-disciplinary academic team committed to improving the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, and addressing inequalities and discrimination. We achieve our aims through original and relevant research of social issues and positive models of support, quality learning throughout professional and practice careers, and international collaborations in the field of social work and social care.