A world-class reputation for excellence in educational research

In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 100% of our research impact was rated outstanding and 90% of our research was rated as world leading or internationally excellent.

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.

Our values

Find out more about our recent projects on the University's Research Directory


Research seminars

Please visit our Events page for details of forthcoming research seminars and our Seminars webpage for details about past events.

Join our seminar series on the purposes of education at the Society for Research in Higher Education in London from February to May 2023.

What are we educating for?

Read the latest blogs from the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University.

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