School of Social Policy facilities

The School of Social Policy comprises the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, the Department of Social Work and Social Care and the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC).

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology and the Department of Social Work and Social Care

Both departments are located within the Muirhead Tower and enjoy hi-spec, hi-tech teaching facilities. Close to the grand traditional redbrick buildings of Aston Webb, the departments are conveniently located on our leafy Edgbaston campus.

Health Services Management Centre

HSMC has been based at Park House since it was established in 1972. It was built for John Hawkins - a local screw manufacturer - and is an imposing building, set in extensive grounds near Edgbaston Pool and the University campus.

As well as the main University Library, HSMC has a dedicated library and resource room. It is a specialist information provider which houses a unique collection of books, journals and electronic material on the non-clinical aspects of health care, including: health policy, NHS management, leadership and partnership working.

Cadbury Research Library

The Cadbury Research Library in Muirhead Tower is the new home for Special Collections and Archives of the University of Birmingham. The archive consists of approximately 200,000 pre-1850 books dating from 1471 and some 4 million manuscripts. Special Collections is responsible for directly supporting the University's research, learning and teaching agenda by collecting and making fully accessible all collections and seeking to acquire material which ties into this agenda.

The Cadbury Research Library welcomes all interested users, both staff and students of the University and members of the public.