Social Policy relates to the study of the social relations necessary for human wellbeing.

Courses included in the study of Social Policy:
  • Children, Youth & Family Policy
  • Economics of the Welfare State
  • International Welfare & Health Policies
  • Politics of Health Reform
  • Gender, Development & Finance
  • Education Policy
  • Public Policy
Top universities for Social Policy in the UK:

League Table 2010 (Top 10 list):
1 LSE
2 Bristol
3 Loughborough
4 Hull
5 Leeds
6 Sheffield
6 Southampton
8 Glasgow
9 Kent
10 Edinburgh

League Table 2006:
1 LSE
2 Kent
3 Bristol
4 Birmingham
5 Sheffield
6 Nottingham
7 Queens,Belfast
8 Glasgow
9 Manchester
10 Cardiff
10 Bath
12 Loughborough
13 Liverpool
14 York
15 Newcastle
16 Bangor
17 Leeds
18 Hull
19 Edinburgh
20 Stirling

Source: Times Good University Guide

* Univ. of Leeds has improved its ranking performance in this subject:
According to the latest RAE 2008, The School of Sociology and Social Policy at Leeds is ranked 2nd nationally for world-leading research (4* rating).

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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