Organization profile

Organisation profile

About us

Our department is a thriving academic community focused on furthering our understanding of policy, culture, pedagogy and diversity within a global 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 internationally.


We pride ourselves upon our high quality of teaching and excellent student satisfaction rates.

The BA Education with Psychology (formerly Childhood, Youth and Education Studies) is our undergraduate programme.

At postgraduate level we offer the full-time MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) programme.

TIhis year we have launched our new one year full-time programme: MA International Education and Globalisation.

Our part-time MA Education is a flexible programme that can be studied via distance learning, at international Study Centres, or on campus at a Summer School.

We also offer research/doctoral programmes including the MRes EducationDoctor of Education (EdD) and Education MPhil and PhD research degrees.


We currently host around 40 academic and research staff, and have over 170 students enrolled on our doctoral programmes studying and researching both on campus and via distance learning throughout the world.

Our research is centred around the following areas:

Further information about our research activities can be found on our research blog

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education Social Sciences
school Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
International Social Sciences
research Social Sciences
teacher Social Sciences
child Social Sciences

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Projects 2002 2020

Young Peoples' understandings of mental health

Brown, C.


Project: Research-related fundingInternally Funded Research

Research Output 1987 2018

Approaches for Conducting Research with Disabled Students

Hayhoe, S. 14 Feb 2018

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products


Discourses of 'Chineseness' and Superdiversity

Huang, J. Mar 2018 Routledge Handbook on Language and Superdiversity . Creese, A. & Blackledge, A. (eds.). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Education Policy and the Binds of Poverty: Lack of Aspiration or a Failure of the Imagination?

Brown, C. 2018 The Working Class: Poverty, Education and Alternative Voices. Gilbert, I. (ed.). Crown House

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

educational policy
level of education