Top Social Work Programs (UK)

Following are some of the top ranked schools offering social work programs in the UK:

Queen's University Belfast:
- Social Work has the tenth highest quality profile of all the 68 universities that made submissions to the Social Work and Social Policy & Administration panel, with an overall ranking of 19th (RAE 2008).
- Ranked 3rd for the subject in The Complete Univ Guide and 5th in The Times in 2010.

University of Sheffield:
- No. 1 in the UK for Social Work Programs, according to the Times Good University Guide 2010 and the Complete University Guide 2010.
- Department of Sociological Studies achieved the highest possible rating in the Teaching Quality Assessment exercise for Social Policy, Social Work and Sociology.
- The BA Social Work degree course was rated 2nd nationally in the Guardian Newspaper's 2006 Alternative University League Tables.

The University of York:
- The Department of Social Policy and Social Work was placed in the top five of large departments nationally and commended highly for the quality of its work (RAE 2008). Majority of its staff have been assessed as either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.
- No. 1 for Social Work (Guardian 2010).

University of Bath:
- The Department of Social and Policy Sciences has been graded 2nd in the country for Social Work and Social Policy & Administration in the RAE 2008, second only to the London School of Economics.
- Social Work program is rated highly in the subject league tables 2010: 2nd in The Times and 4th in the Complete University Guide.

University of Kent:
- Rated Top 5 nationally for social work in all the subject tables in 2010: 5th in Guardian, 5th in Complete University Guide and 3rd in The Times.
-The degree in Social Work offers successful graduates eligibility for professional registration with the General Social Care Council (GSCC).

University of Edinburgh:
- In the RAE 2008, 35% of its research in 'Social Work and Social Policy & Administration' was rated 3* (internationally excellent), and a further 30% was rated 4* (world-leading), placing the University 4th in the UK.
- Social Work rated 7th in The Times, and 10th in the Complete Univ Guide in 2010.

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