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Social Work


REF 2021 news

We are pleased to announce that following the publishing of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results our research activity has demonstrated significant strength in impact and the value of our multi-disciplinary research base.

Welcome to Social Work at Royal Holloway

Social Work contributes to national and international knowledge development through research activities. Our research aims to inform social work knowledge, policy and principles and is an important part of our approach to teaching and learning. Click here for information on recent research presentations to the European Social Work Research Association Conference and the Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference (JSWEC).

Social Work achieved 4 successful bids for projects with WLTP

Each project aims to support and improve professional practice, professional development and social work education across the Partnership.

Practice-based training

with university-based learning


100% research impact

rated 4* or 3* world leading or internationally excellent

Source: Research Excellence Framework, 2021