PhD, MPhil Social work & social policy

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Research opportunities

You can study an MPhil for one year or a PhD in social work or social policy over the course of three years.

You can study in any of our available research areas:

To discuss your research idea, please contact our postgraduate research director, Professor Bernard Harris (

Two students studying together

Our students

Keyla PhD student

Keyla Correa Montenegro

It has been a great experience not only academically but personally as well, I feel like I’m growing as a researcher as well as a person here.
PhD student Penelope

Penelope Laycock

Everyone at the university has been so helpful and are willing to take time out of their day to give you advice. The community is helpful and supportive and always happy to talk about research!
The Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education 2019.
QS Stars, Rated for Excellence - 5 stars.
The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 - Scottish University of the Year.