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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    Research Output

    A Bourdieusian Interpretation of English Language Learning: The Case of Korea

    Smith, M., 12 Apr 2020, In : Korea TESOL Journal. 15, 2, p. 3-22 19 p., 1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    A Constructivist-driven Examination of English use in Japanese Media

    Smith, M. & Samuell, C., 1 Mar 2020, In : Kwansei Gakuin University Journal of International Studies. 9, 1, p. 163-175 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    A framework for the comparative study of institutional-employer partnerships in vocational education and training

    Hordern, J., 9 Apr 2020, Comparative Vocational Education Research. Pilz, M. & Li, J. (eds.). Wiesbaden: Springer, p. 43-56 (Internationale Berufsbildungsforschung).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Student theses

    A critical ethnography of teacher development and change in a collaborative group setting to improve practice

    Author: Salleh, H., 1 Feb 2008

    Supervisor: Wikeley, F. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    A critical review of graduate employability skills : lessons from the Maltese experience

    Author: Thake, A. M., 27 Jun 2017

    Supervisor: Cressey, P. (Supervisor) & Lauder, H. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD