Department of Education

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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New project to analyse how Twitter is used in Higher Education

We have received funding from the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) to investigate how universities communicate with one another on Twitter.

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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 Childhood, Youth and Education Studies

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School governors ‘crucial’ within new education system

Students in a lesson

The increased importance of school governors under the new education system are outlined in the largest ever report on the state of school governance.

Undergraduate study

BA Childhood, Youth and Education Studies

Professor Andy Stables and current student Libby Bramston discuss the BA (Hons) Childhood, Youth and Education programme.

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Missed the Open Day?

Student and visitors talking at the Open Day

Don’t worry, you can still visit our University as part of our Mini Open Day on the 29 October.

Postgraduate study

MA Education video

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

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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


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

Contact us

Academic staff
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Undergraduate admissions
Tel: +44 (0)1225 38 3019

Postgraduate admissions
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Department enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)1225 38 6341

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences