Welcome to the School of Education & Social Work (ESW). Our primary purpose as part of the University of Dundee is to transform lives locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge.

How do we do this?

  • Within the School, we focus on transformation by preparing graduates for professional roles required for the social, cultural and physical well-being of our citizens and society.
  • Our research focuses on how to best educate students across all levels of formal education, how to develop strong communities, and how to support our most vulnerable.
  • Finally, through our community service or consultancy activities we are engaged with local, regional and international communities, professional organisations and governmental agencies.

School of Education, Social Work & Community Education

We are an interdisciplinary school providing excellent professional education and research opportunities across undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. Our programmes range from qualifying and post-qualifying programmes that are professionally recognised, to continuing professional development courses that meet the needs of busy professionals, to research opportunities that use rigorous scientific enquiry that underpin curriculum development while informing national policy making.

We've been voted top in the UK!

  • Social Work at the University of Dundee was ranked top in UK for Overall Student Satisfaction by NSS 2015
  • Social Work was ranked 5th in the UK by The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016
  • Education was ranked 6th in the UK by The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016

Our team of vibrant and dynamic academic staff are rightly proud of their innovations in teaching and learning, their commitment to student learning, and the contributions our students go on to make in their professional careers across the globe.

Follow the links within the navigation panel to find out more about the programmes we offer, the research we do, or the bespoke training/consultancy we provide. Also please feel free to contact us to find out more about what we do or who we are.

A hundred thousand welcomes await you. Fàilte.