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The Department has a world class reputation for excellence in both teaching and research.


We offer innovative, specialist postgraduate programmes that are consistently rated as excellent by students, external examiners as well as internal and external reviewers. We are currently recruiting to the following PhD programmes:


Since the first Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 1992 the Department has consistently been judged to be one of the best in the UK. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 put us in the top 15 departments nationally, with 78% of our research activity graded as internationally excellent or world leading. We were also rated in the top 100 Education Departments worldwide in the 2014 QS World University rankings.

Our key areas of research excellence include:



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