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Our vision of education values learning in its broadest sense as an interdisciplinary, personal, social, professional and lifelong endeavour. We are committed to excellent teaching and research within a scholarly, diverse, creative and safe environment. We seek to challenge existing thinking and orthodoxies in the field of education by stimulating debate and advancing both educational knowledge and practices via the interplay of theory, research, policy and practice. 

Dr Alexandra Allan, Head of the School of Education

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About us

The roots of the School of Education predate those of the University itself, and as such we have over 165 years of experience in Education. We offer a wide range of Teacher Training and postgraduate programmes, for both full-time and part-time study, and are recognised us as one of the top Education research schools in the country.

Our international community of researchers has an excellent record of winning external funding, and our research centres provide structure and support, promoting collaboration and impact.

  • 100% of our Education research has internationally excellent impact1
  • Ranked 3rd amongst university providers of initial teacher training in the Good Teaching Training Guide 2017
  • Recognised by Ofsted as an outstanding provider of Primary and Secondary teacher education 
  • Top 125 in the world for Education
  • Home to one of the largest Education libraries in the UK

We are located on the historic and beautiful St Luke’s Campus and provide excellent support for all our postgraduate students. This ideal setting is within easy walking distance of both the city centre and the University’s Streatham Campus, where students are encouraged to make use of the additional facilities available to them.


1 Based on research impact rated 4* + 3* in REF 2021*

2 The Times Higher World University Rankings by Subject 2021