School of Social Work

The School of Social Work provides a rounded and supportive social work education that enables you to learn and practise essential skills, and explore the underlying psychological, sociological, ethical and policy ideas. 

We also deliver an extensive programme of courses for qualified social workers and other professionals for their continuing professional development, as well as postgraduate research opportunities. We base our courses on the latest insights, many of which come from research undertaken by the School itself. We have a strong reputation for interdisciplinary work, and our Centre for Research on Children and Families is at the forefront of research into vulnerable children and parenting. The School of Social work is also home to the University's Sociology students.




School of Social Work

Two adoptive fathers with their baby.
17 Oct 2022

Research calls for more open approach to adoption

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World of lights with a really bright light shining from Norwich
12 May 2022

UEA’s research confirmed as ‘world-leading’ by national assessment

The global significance and real-world impact of the University of East Anglia’s (UEA’s) research has been confirmed with the Research Excellence Framework 2021...

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Adult holding a child's hands
03 Dec 2021

Making the right decisions for children growing up in long-term foster care

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Picture of young child with their dad on the beach
24 Mar 2021

Building a picture of fathers in the family justice system in England

The invisibility of dads who lose access to their children because of concerns about child neglect or their ability to provide safe care comes under the...

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