Research course

Social Work

Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry to our research programmes usually requires a Honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or the equivalent if you have been educated outside the UK.

Months of entry


Course content

Social work research has a long and distinguished history at Keele and 74% of research is judged world leading or internationall excellent.The social work group in the Centre for Social policy (CSP), a key component of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to excellence in research that develops knowledge about social work and that can be applied to advance the quality of professional practice for the benefit of people that use social work, in the region, nationally and internationally. Our research is grounded in a rich interdisciplinary approach and undertaken in partnership with a wide range of service delivery organisations and international partners. A wide range of research methods are used across the social work group, to conduct research about the experience of people using social work, the evaluation of professional practice and quality of professional education.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Helen Farrell
(+44) 01782 733641