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 and 3rd in UK for overall satisfaction in Teacher Training

National Student Survey 2020

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


Jing Chen standing in front of the University of Dundee sign


Education student Jing Chen has combined her PhD research with her practical experience in China and focussed it into a new book on children’s emotional intelligence

Published on 26 March 2021


Verity Clarke, a second year BA Social Work student from the School of Education & Social Work, has been named as one of four winners of the Social Workers Union (SWU) World Social Work Day Essay Assignment Competition.

Published on 9 July 2020

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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