Keele Ref 2014

Colleagues associated with PP&PP contributed to the most recent national review of research (REF2014) in which 74% of our research was classified as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.  Further information available here.

Keele University top for student satisfaction

In the National Student Survey 2014 Keele rated 1st in the country for Student Satisfaction with an overall satisfaction score of 93%.  Further information available here.


The School of Public Policy and Professional Practice is responsible for a range of undergraduate and postgraduate taught Social Science programmes. These include postgraduate programmes in Education, Health and Social Work and Teaching programmes leading to professional qualifications.  

It delivers a dual honours principal programme in Educational Studies and a single honours degree programme in Social Work.

PPPP also offer a suite of programmes designed to meet the needs of teachers and educational professionals working in East Asia, South East Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

The School is home to approximately 200 undergraduate students, 120 PGCE students, 36 postgraduate Social Work students and 200 other part-time postgraduates on taught programmes.

The School consists of 9 Professors, 5 Senior Lecturers and around 25 permanent Lecturers, in addition to some 20 part-time and temporary lecturers, teaching/ tutor fellows and other academic-related staff. Its activities are supported by a Senior School Manager and around 8 professional support staff.

We look forward to seeing you at Keele!

Professor Steven M Shardlow