Social Policy and Social Work

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

Research dissemination activities: Making Research Count and Research Events

REF 2014 - Ranked third overall for research activity in the UK and equal first for its impact

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

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Students in lecture


NEW BOOK 'Governing Risk: Care and control in contemporary social work', by Mark Hardy

Posted on Tuesday 24 February 2015

Congratualtions to Mark Hardy, Lecturer in Social Work, who has had his book on Governing Risk recently published by Palgrave Macmillan.

European Social Work Research Association (ESWRA) Outstanding Publication Award

Posted on Thursday 5 February 2015

Hannah Jobling wins the ESWRA Award for an Outstanding Publication in European Social Work Research based on a Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation, 2015

Research Excellence Framework 2014 Results

Posted on Monday 22 December 2014

International impact of research excellence at SPSW is recognised

Postgraduate scholarships

Three students in the SRB courtyard



Visual impairment and deafblindness; a research and practice event

This event brings together a recent study from the University of York; "Vision rehabilitation services: what is the evidence?" and research and practice experience from Staffordshire University in the area of social work for people who are deafblind.


Working with Domestic Abuse; a research and practice event

This seminar will cover working in partnership with families where there is domestic abuse and working with abuse in young people's relationships.

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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