Social Work and Social Policy

REF 2014

  • Thanks to a significant investment in research-active staff, Northumbria is now ranked in the UK top 20 for research power in Social Work and Social Policy.

  • Over half of the research in Social Work and Social Policy has been rated as world leading or internationally excellent.


Our academics in this area build on key existing strengths in Public Policy and Social Inclusion & Social Justice and now include an emerging focus on International Development and Criminology.

We Are Global

Living in the 21st Century, the world is getting smaller and becoming more connected every day. At Northumbria University we recognise and respond to this fast paced, dynamic world and are operating on a global scale more than ever before.