The University of York is placed 1st nationally for Social work, followed by Southampton (2nd) and Leeds (3rd), in the Guardian University Guide 2010. The Department of Social Policy and Social Work at York is one of the leading UK centres for teaching and research.

Middlesex is a global university with strong reputation for community studies. The School of Health and Social Sciences was ranked in the top two UK institutions for social work and community studies two years running (2004, 2005).

The University of Bradford was named the Best University in West Yorkshire and fifth in the North of England - according to The Guardian 2005. It moved up the ranking from 31st (2004) to 7th (2005) for community studies and social work.

League Table - Top UK institutions for Community Studies and Social Work:

Rank, Name, Guardian Teaching Score (100)
1 Middlesex 88
2 Edinburgh 82
3 Bristol 82
4 Bath 79
5 Leeds 79
6 Sheffield Hallam 78
7 APU 77
8 Liverpool John Moores 76
9 Col of St Mark & St John 76
10 Brunel 76
11 Hull 75
12 Hertfordshire 74
13 Durham 74
14 Uni Col Northampton 73
15 Southampton 73
16 Strathclyde 73
17 Oxford Brookes 73
18 Bournemouth 72
19 Goldsmiths Col 72
20 Coventry 71
21 Plymouth 71
22 Reading 71
23 Central England 71
24 Kingston 70
25 Nottingham Trent 70
26 East London 70
27 Huddersfield 70
28 Ulster 69
29 Wales Institute, Cardiff 69
30 Southampton Institute 69
31 Bradford 69
32 Central Lancashire 68
33 Salford 67
34 Staffordshire 67
35 De Montfort 66
36 Derby 66
37 Birmingham 65
38 St Martin's Col 65
39 Manchester Metropolitan 64
40 Lincoln 64
41 York St John Col 63
42 Robert Gordon 63
43 Northumbria Uni at Newcastle 62
44 Dundee 61
45 Teesside 60
46 Edge Hill Col of HE 60
47 Stranmillis 59
48 Wolverhampton 59
49 Sunderland 58
50 Uni Col Chichester 58
51 Chester Col of HE 56
52 Wales, Newport 54
53 Roehampton 54
54 Luton 54
55 Glasgow Caledonian 52
56 Leeds Metropolitan 51
57 Canterbury Christ Church Uni Col 48

Source: Guardian 2004

* The Guardian University League tables are compiled in association with the Guardian by Campus Pi - an applied research department at Brunel University.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
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