Social Work Postgraduate Research

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Post Graduate Research in the School of Social Work and Social Policy

Our interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange contributes towards responding to challenges in society by shaping policy and practice through partnerships with national and international agencies.  We are involved in a range of international projects, funded by UK Research Councils, governments, charities and international funding bodies. 

High quality, international-level research is conducted across different theoretical and empirical areas, with particular expertise in:

  • Children and Young People (with specialisms in looked-after children and vulnerable young people in care, and youth and criminal justice)
  • Health and Wellbeing (both historical analysis and contemporary areas such as mental health and older people)
  • Citizenship and Communities (with a focus on ethnicity, identity, disability and sustainable communities)

 The School hosts the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS), the national centre funded by the Scottish Government with the purpose of assisting local, national and international agencies in improving the lives of looked after children and enhancing research, knowledge and practice.

 The School is also home to the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) - Scotland's national youth justice centre.  CYCJ is funded by the Scottish Government and supports improvement in youth justice, contributing to the realisation of better lives for individuals and communities.

School of Social Work and Social Policy has a commitment to high quality systematic research, which informs policy, practice and teaching in changing policy and practice environments.  Postgraduate students are provided with a rich and stimulating learning environment which aims to:

  • Advance knowledge and understanding of social work, social problems and social issues through excellence in scholarship and research.
  • Generate and disseminate innovative solutions and fresh thinking about social policies, social problems and social work practices.
  • Provide high-quality professional education and research training to develop the abilities, understanding, and judgement of all of our students.

For More Information Contact:

Dr Gavin Heron,School of Social Work and Social Policy

University of Strathclyde

Lord Hope Building, 6th Floor

141 St James Rd,Glasgow

G4 0LT

Tel: +44 (0) 141 444 8644
Email:  gavin.heron@strath.ac.uk

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Oct 2014 entry to full-time MPhil social work (Admission Code : SWMPH)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

Oct 2014 entry to full-time MPhil social work (Admission Code : SWMPH1)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

Oct 2014 entry to full-time PhD social work (Admission Code : SWPHD1)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

Oct 2014 entry to full-time PhD social work - dtc (Admission Code : SWPHD2)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

Oct 2015 entry to full-time MPhil social work (Admission Code : SWMPH)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

Oct 2015 entry to full-time MPhil social work (Admission Code : SWMPH1)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

Oct 2015 entry to full-time PhD social work (Admission Code : SWPHD1)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

Oct 2015 entry to full-time PhD social work - dtc (Admission Code : SWPHD2)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.