Social work at Keele ranked in Top 10 in England

Social work at Keele has been ranked among the Top 10 in England in the Complete University Guide 2022.

The course has climbed in this year’s ranking, scoring highly for excellent graduate prospects, research intensity and research quality.

Studying social work at Keele gives students a solid foundation for their future careers, encompassing the study of the social sciences, ethics and the law as they relate to social work theory and practice. They also benefit from real world experience thanks to practitioners, service users and carers all having an input at every stage of the course.

Keele University is also a member of The West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership, which includes local authorities, children's trusts, NHS trusts and universities, and is led by principal social workers, workforce development leads and senior academics across children's and adult services, to strengthen social work teaching across the region.

The Complete University Guide league tables rank UK universities both nationally and in 70 different subject areas. The 70 subject tables are based on five measures (Entry Standards, Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, and Graduate Prospects) and include 143 universities, university colleges and specialist higher education institutions.

Professor Christian Mallen, Head of the School of Medicine at Keele University said: “I am delighted that our social work programme has performed so strongly in the Complete University Guide. The Covid pandemic has really highlighted the importance of social work in the UK and the team have worked incredibly hard to support our students and maintain quality in challenging times. My congratulations to all.”

Keele has also ranked 1st in England for Forensic Science, 4th in England for Medicine, and 6th in England for Nursing and Midwifery in the Complete University Guide 2022.