The School of Education and Social Work is divided into two departments – to find out more, follow the links below to visit a department website:
Childhood and youth
The School of Education and Social Work prides itself on its academic staff's expertise in the study of childhood and youth in both the Department of Education and the Department of Social Work and Social Care.
We have have an undergraduate and a postgraduate taught degree drawing on this expertise:
The School of Education and Social Work has also recently launched a new research centre for this discipline. Visit the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY).
Welcome from the Head of School
Teaching and research in the School of Education and Social Work
The School provides numerous opportunities for learning and professional development in an environment which encourages intellectual engagement, reflection and debate. A wide range of programmes is offered - from first degrees, certificates and diplomas, to Masters level qualifications, professional doctorates and PhDs. Our teaching is informed by cutting-edge research on issues of significance in education, childhood and youth and social work and social care. Staff across the School are known for the quality of their teaching and research; locally, nationally and internationally.
The School of Education and Social Work is the only School at Sussex in which both Departments have been ranked in the top ten in the Times newspaper's Good University Guide 2012 (Education 7th and Social Work and Social Care 3rd respectively). Whether you are interested in an initial teaching or a social work qualification, want to learn more about childhood and youth, or wish to undertake postgraduate or post-qualifying study, we look forward to welcoming you to our School where you will find a warm, intellectually stimulating and professionally relevant experience.
Head of the School of Education and Social Work
How to find us
The School of Education and Social Work is located in Essex House on the University of Sussex campus in Falmer - No.12 in blue on the attached map:
See also the university website's "Location" page for more detailed maps and directions.