Shaping policy and practice for those in the greatest need
The Department of Social Work & Social Policy works to shape policy and practice in society's responses to its most pressing issues.
Our graduates leave our programmes with an appetite for change and the skills to make it happen. We offer versatile undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, built upon critical esearch that encourage students to challenge and engage with the very latest intellectual currents in the field.
The department's work is fuelled by a dynamic research culture, with department staff regularly producing high-quality, internationally-respected research on children, young people, health, wellbeing, citizenship, communities, criminal justice and social justice.
Through partnerships, policy work and centres of excellence, we create an environment where students and staff are empowered to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of the those most in need.
MSc Social Policy (Research Methods)
I ultimately decided on Strathclyde because I was impressed by progressive and people-centred publications being published from the Department of Social Work and Social Policy. I knew I wanted to study at an institution that valued such impactful research.
PhD Public Health and Health Policy
Strathclyde is renowned for its research excellence in areas such as social work and social policy, and for being a socially conscous university with long-standing links with governmental and community organisations. This creates exciting opportunities to be part of research in the community.
MSc Advanced Residential Childcare
The conversations, observations and sharing of insight amongst my classmates really made the course for me. I found myself surrounded by people who really got it, This gave me a real sense of community within the sector and opened my eyes to the realisation that others shared my passion and desires.