Institute of Applied Social Studies

The Institute of Applied Social Studies at the University of Birmingham is an internationally leading centre for research in social policy and social work. We have been providing social work education since 1908, when one of the first Diplomas in Social Studies in the UK was established at the University.

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The Institute of Applied Social Studies at the University of Birmingham is an internationally leading centre for research in social policy and social work. We have been providing social work education since 1908, when one of the first Diplomas in Social Studies in the UK was established at the University.

The Institute draws together expertise from across the fields of social policy, social work and community justice. In our research and teaching, we explore how policy and practice can contribute to making a difference in people's lives - particularly those who may face disadvantage or social exclusion.

The Institute is located within the newly refurbished Muirhead Tower and enjoys hi-spec, hi-tech teaching facilities. Close to the grand traditional redbrick buildings of Aston Webb with its Great Hall, Chancellor's Court and the imperious Joseph Chamberlain clock Tower, the Institute of Applied Social Studies is conveniently located on our leafy, green Edgbaston campus. The main Library is situated next to the Muirhead Tower and other libraries, including Medical, Education and Law, are only a short walk away.

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