Our department is a thriving academic community focused on furthering our understanding of policy, culture, physical activity and diversity within an educational context. We hold a strong national and international reputation for our research.
We have an excellent network with a wide range of educational institutions including, schools, colleges, universities, local authorities and government departments, within the UK and also globally.
We pride ourselves upon our high quality of teaching and excellent student satisfaction rates.
Our BA Sports and Social Sciences and Foundation Degree/BSc Sports (Sports Performance) programmes complement the excellent sports facilities available on campus, and the elite squad of athletes and coaches which comprise Team Bath.
Our most recent undergraduate programme is the BA Childhood, Youth and Education Studies, which focuses on core aspects of psychology and education.
At postgraduate level we provide Teacher Training, as well as an MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL).
We currently host approximately 40 academic and research staff, and have over 100 students enrolled on our doctoral programmes studying and researching both on campus and via distance learning throughout the world.
Our research is centred around three core groups:
- Globalisation, International Education, Policy and Organisation (GIEPO)
- Philosophy, Language and Educational Practices (PLEP)
- Physical Cultural Studies (pcs@bath)
We also work closely with The International Centre for Higher Education Management.
In all three of the most recent national Research Assessment Exercises we were awarded the highest numerical rating (5) for the excellence of its research. In 2001 an official external inspection of the Department’s teaching by the QAA awarded an ‘excellent’ score of 23 out of 24.