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Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 3 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

Research profile

Our social work researchers have excellent links with professional and social work services in statutory and voluntary sectors throughout Scotland and the UK.

We also have a number of partnerships with agencies and organisations providing social work in the Global South.

The research interests of staff cover the full range of applied service specialisms and theoretical issues in social work.

In Scotland this includes: criminal justice; children and families; vulnerable adults; community care; International and European perspectives are also part of academic staff interests, and staff have particular expertise in migration and refugee studies and global mental health.

Our work is enriched by the perspective of both international students and UK/EU students who are experienced professionals studying part-time while working.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, and a UK masters degree with an overall mark of 65% or its international equivalent.

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