Ruskin Library
Our research and its impact

A world-class reputation for excellence in educational research


Our research and its impact

The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) placed us in the top six research-intensive Education departments in the UK, with 78% of our research activity graded as world leading or internationally excellent and 92% of our academic staff submitted.


The Research Centres act as focal points to exchange, support and develop research but also enhance cross-departmental synergies in methodological approaches. Each Centre contributes to the Department's Seminar Series and holds other events.

Our research and its impact


We conduct theoretically-informed, methodologically rigorous and socially relevant research into education.

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Research centres


Our three research centres conduct nationally and internationally-acclaimed research.

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Research interests

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Our staff have a wide range of research interests in the field of education.

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Staff publish regularly in world-leading journals.

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Read about our wide range of research projects.

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PhD community

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Our worldwide PhD community consists of over 250 students.

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