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Glasgow School of Social Work

The Glasgow School of Social Work is a joint initiative between the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, and is now one of the largest providers of social work education and training in Scotland, offering qualifying courses such as the BA (Honours) Social Work and the Postgraduate Diploma/Master in Social Work, both validated by the Scottish Social Services Council levels, and post-qualifying courses in Social Work Management, Community Care, Residential Child Care and Mental Health Social Work. We also offer opportunities for postgraduate research at Masters and Doctoral level.

Staff have a wide range of professional and research experience which contributes to a stimulating environment for learning. Research is focused on the following key areas :

  • Professional Education
  • Criminal Justice and Youth Justice
  • Children, Young People and Families
  • Community Care and Community Development

Teaching and research is supported and enhanced through our links to various centres and initiatives :

Further Information

User Views of Punishment: the comparative experience of short-term prison sentences and community-based punishments

The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research has published a research report by Sarah Armstrong, University of Glasgow and Beth Weaver, University of Strathclyde which explores what the punished think about their short term prison and community sentences.

Read the full report here.

Improving Child Protection in Scotland: Messages From Research Robin Sen and Pam Green Lister