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Educational Research


post-graduate students in 50+ countries


in the UK, THE rankings table for education 2019


years' experience of educational research


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 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.

Our highly international and interdisciplinary team lead innovative research projects and teach on our postgraduate programmes.


We offer innovative, specialist postgraduate programmes that are consistently rated as excellent by students, external examiners as well as internal and external reviewers.

Find out what our graduates say about studying on our PhD programmes.