School of Education and Social Work

We transform lives by leading in the development and preparation of professionals and academics working in the fields of Education, Community Education, and Social Work

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Number 1 in Scotland for overall satisfaction

National Student Survey 2021

Top 10 in UK for Social Work

Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Through our teaching and research we foster an intellectually stimulating, inclusive, supportive and diverse academic community focussed on social justice and improving the lives of individuals and communities.

We offer courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Education, Community Education, and Social Work, ranging from qualifying and post-qualifying courses that are professionally recognised, to continuing professional development courses for professionals.

Review shows benefits of online and blended learning

Girls perform better than boys and “low ability” children make the biggest achievement gains when taught using online and blended learning techniques, according to research led by the University of Dundee.
Find out more about the benefits of online and blended learning


Creating Public Information Comics artwork by Jack Brougham
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Impact case study

Research into comics has led to new partnerships and publications tackling issues of public interest.

Published on 17 May 2022

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Athena Swan

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Our school holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, recognising our commitment to gender equality for all in our University community. Athena SWAN awards are widely recognised standards for gender equality and require substantial action on the part of an institution and its people.

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School of Education and Social Work
University of Dundee
United Kingdom 


+44 (0)1382 381400