The School of Applied Social Sciences is one of six schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) and brings together staff from a range of disciplines to address contemporary issues in the areas of Social Policy and Social Work.
Our interdisciplinary research contributes towards responding to challenges in society by shaping policy and practice through partnerships with national and international agencies. We are involved in a number of international projects, funded by UK Research Councils, governments and charities.
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.
High quality, international-level research drawing from community education, geography, sociology and social work is conducted across different theoretical and empirical areas, with particular expertise in:
- Children & Young People
- Resilient Communities
- Adult Social Work Services & Practices
All staff, postgraduate and doctoral students in the School of Applied Social Sciences are based in the newly refurbished Lord Hope Building on the University of Starthclyde’s John Anderson Campus which includes our state of the art HaSS Graduate School.
For further information on postgraduate courses and opportunities to conduct doctoral research, please refer to the subject area pages or contact email@example.com.