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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Research impact: how academics can grab policy makers’ attention

Universities should do more to get policymakers to visit campuses, while think tanks can help academics communicate their research. (by Professor Hugh Lauder)

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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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Schools need to up their game to attract the best governors

People working on papers

Problems in recruitment are meaning schools are stuck in a vicious cycle; Struggling schools that need good governors have fewer governors available to them and so their quality drops.

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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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 (BA Childhood, Youth and Education Studies)

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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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