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Welcome to the School for Business and Society.

Challenge yourself and explore the pressing social, political and economic issues of our time. At York, our teaching combines the theoretical study of social issues and how they affect society with a practical focus on developing the policy advisers and change makers of tomorrow.

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Worldwide reputation

We're ranked 7th in the UK and =28th in the world for Social Policy and Administration according to the QS World Rankings, by Subject 2023

Outstanding research

Our social policy and social work research is 11th in the UK in the Times Higher Education’s REF results 2021.

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Take a look at how we can potentially solve such social problems as poverty and inequality, while considering why this may be difficult.

Explore what higher education is all about and learn tips for making the most of your university life and study.

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