School of Education and Social Work

Department of Social Work and Social Care

About us

Social work is a rapidly changing profession and at Sussex we are at the forefront of innovation and development.

We offer attractive opportunities in a department noted for its strength in professional education and its contribution to professional knowledge and practice.

We are among the leading institutions in the UK for the quality of our research. The Department currently hosts three research centres: The Centre for Innovation and Research in Wellbeing (CIRW), the Centre for Innovation and Research in Social Work (CSWIR), and the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY). We also have a proud tradition of providing rewarding opportunities for study, whether at initial qualifying, post-qualifying or doctoral levels.

We constantly build on our strong track record of interdisciplinarity to develop new approaches to inter-professional learning and research which recognise both the distinctiveness and the interconnected nature of social work as a discipline and a profession.

Winter Graduation 2020: Lucinda's story

Read Lucinda Strong's inspirational first-hand account of finally getting into Sussex, her preferred university, and studying for a Social Work MA whilst also being mother to a one-year-old and dealing with a lifelong illness. 

Sing for your Wellbeing!

Following the incredibly successful 'Singing For Wellbeing' event hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Research in Wellbeing on 16 October 2019, a video has been made to encourage the use of singing to improve mental health.

Thanks to professional film-maker, Caleb Yule, from Stories of Note.

Contact us

eswenquiries@sussex.ac.uk
+44 (0)1273 877888

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