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

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

school Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
teacher Social Sciences
language Social Sciences
university Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences

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Projects 2002 2022

Research Output 1987 2019

Exploring the Significant Life Experiences of Childhoodnature

Barratt Hacking, E., Barratt, R. & Flanders Cushing, D., 12 Feb 2019, Research Handbook on Childhoodnature. Cutter-Mackenzie, A., Malone, K. & Barratt Hacking, E. (eds.). Springer, p. 1-18 18 p. ( Springer International Handbooks of Education; vol. 42).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

environmental behavior
self awareness
education system

A 'home-international' comparative analysis of widening participation in UK higher education

Donnelly, M. & Evans, C., 28 Mar 2018, In : Higher Education. p. 1–18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
educational inequality
social inequality

A-levels vs the International Baccalaureate: which makes a more rounded student?

McIntosh, S., 13 Aug 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle