Social Policy and Social Work

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Social Policy, Social Work, Applied Social Science and Public Management - find out more

Students undertaking the Murder Investigation policy-practice case study in a 3rd Year module.

Committed to teaching quality - 100% student satisfaction for BA Social Policy, NSS 2013

Research dissemination activities: Making Research Count and Research Events

An international reputation for social research making a difference locally, nationally and internationally 

Studying with us

Students in lecture


Graduation July 2014

Posted on Friday 18 July 2014

86 undergraduates, 34 postgraduates and 3 PhD students graduate from SPSW this July.

York hosts third international seminar on child maintenance

Posted on Tuesday 8 July 2014

ESRC seminar series looking at international perspectives and policy challenges

Public launch seminar of International Centre for Mental Health Social Research

Posted on Friday 27 June 2014

Associate Professor Lynette Joubert from the University of Melbourne gave a lecture on Tuesday 24th June 2014 to publicly launch the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research.

Postgraduate scholarships

Three students in the SRB courtyard

PGWTs for 2014-15

Apply to be a postgraduate who teaches for 2014-15.



Troubled families; research, policy and practice

The latest research from the troubled families initiative, with Aniela Wenham of the University of York.


Systems-Centered Training Week

A practical approach to change. Foundation and Intermediate level courses available.

Welcome to SPSW

3rd Year Students in a Seminar

The Department of Social Policy and Social Work at York is one of the leading UK centres for teaching and research in social policy, social work and professional development for public managers.

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