About us

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.

The Head of Department is Professor Paul Ashwin. 

Visit the Maps and Travel page to find out more about our campus. We're located in County South (COS) which is in the North Campus area of the campus map.

Our research centres

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.

Study with us

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

Structured PhDs

The Department celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017.