Social Work at York ranked 6th in the UK by the Complete University Guide

News | Posted on Wednesday 15 June 2022

Social Work at York is ranked as 6th in the UK by the Complete University Guide.

Social Work at York is ranked at 6th in the UK, according to the latest Complete University Guide ranking (2023).

We have always been proud of the teaching and learning environment we foster at York, and of the community of staff and students that contribute to this. 

York’s social work programmes are provided in partnership with the Yorkshire Urban and Rural Social Work Teaching Partnership, where we work particularly closely with the City of York Council and North Yorkshire County Council in the provision of practice learning opportunities for our students.

We are delighted to have the quality of our teaching and learning endorsed in this way.

York’s overall position

York as a whole was ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the UK. A further eight departments offer subjects ranked in the Top 10 in the UK, including Archaeology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Theatre, Film, Television, and Interactive Media (TFTI), English and Related Literature, Language and Linguistic Science, and History.

Find out more about York’s excellent CUG results

“Social workers play an important role in supporting and empowering children and adults who are marginalised by society”, said Professor Martin Webber, Professional Lead for Social Work. “It is great that our staff and students have been recognised by the Complete University Guide for the excellence of their work”

About the Complete University Guide

The Complete University Guide (CUG) is an annual league table which ranks 150 universities throughout the UK. The main league table is based on criteria including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. This prestigious league table is aimed at guiding prestigious students in their higher education decision making. The CUG has been running for 25 years and its website attracts 10 million visitors a year.