Department of Education

Parental engagement in children’s learning needs to move beyond school

Standards in education are being held back by a lack of meaningful parental engagement in children’s learning, according to the authors of a study from our researchers.

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UK below Poland and Vietnam in biggest ever international education rankings

Professor Hugh Lauder commented on the report which has been heralded as the "first true global metric of the quality of education" by Andreas Schleicher (pictured), education director at OECD.

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Excellence is not the only point of education

There is an urgent need to consider how young people and their teachers are transformed when the sole focus of education is the pursuit of excellence.

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Apply to our Summer School

Our Summer School is an excellent opportunity for new and current postgraduate students to undertake intensive study and gain valuable academic qualifications.

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REF2014 results recognise world-leading research environment

The results of the REF2014 confirm the excellence of the research carried out at Bath.

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Research impact

Our research tackles key societal issues, investigating formal and informal contexts for learning to influence national and international policy and practice.

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Research student insight

Skye is conducting research on the role language plays in students’ learning development in English as a foreign classroom.

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Caitlin Burrows

"If I was ever asked to make the decision again, I wouldn’t change a thing."

- BA Education with Psychology (formally Childhood, Youth and Education Studies)

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New postgraduate bursaries available!

We are offering over 90 bursaries for students on taught master's courses starting in September 2015. Read More


Undergraduate study

BA Education with Psychology

Dr Alex Masardo and some of our students discuss the Education with Psychology programme and life in Bath.

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Our students

Rachel Locke

The University of Bath itself is a great place to be, live and study and offers so many new opportunities.

Rachel Locke

Postgraduate study

MA Education video

Lindsay Engram a full-time MA Education student talks about the programme.

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Study Centres

Students from the MA Education programme share their Study Centre experiences.

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Research degrees

Researching a PhD

Susannah Learoyd-Smith and Skye Xin Zhao discuss researching a PhD in our Department.

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Research student insights

Naasirah Abdullah Teo

Naasirah is analysing adolescents’ relations to academic study, in an investigation of motive hierarchy.

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Research and consultancy


Research books

Our research is categorised by these five themes:

  1. Educational Policy and Globalisation
  2. Educational Philosophy and Theory
  3. Educational Organisation and Change
  4. Disability and Difference in Education
  5. Sport in Education & society

For up-to-date information about our research projects please go to EducationResearch@Bath


Consultant using computer

Our Department offers a variety of research-based consultancy services to meet your requirements.

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