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Our research centres and institutes

BU’s research centres focus on specific areas of interest. They are multi-disciplinary, spanning departments and schools. Centres have close links with professional organisations and other research institutions, facilitating collaboration and maximising the output and impact of the research.

National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice

National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice

The National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice (the National Centre) at Bournemouth University is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people by enhancing professional health and social care practice.

The National Centre has had over 20,000 students in the past 19 years and works with over half of the local authorities in England, plus 50 other major employers and as a team we are proud of our reputation and achievements.