School of Education and Social Work

Department of Education

Welcome to the Department of Education

We are a community of researchers, learners and teachers engaged in every aspect of education - both in the UK and internationally.

Located within the School of Education and Social Work, the Department of Education offers an extensive programme of study for those interested in education. See Undergraduate study, Postgraduate study and Initial Teacher Education for details of the courses we run in these areas - some of which offer distance learning opportunities.

We host three research centres:

We also co-host a fourth (with the Department of Social Work and Social Care):

Our warm, caring community of scholars prides itself on the quality of our courses and of the research we undertake. Also on our commitment to - and depth of involvement with - our students, policy-makers and professionals.

Sussex is world’s best for development studies for third year running

The University of Sussex is number one in the world for development studies for the third consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings by Subject

The rankings once again put Sussex top, above Harvard and Oxford. Sussex has now been number one for development studies for four out of the past five years. 

The ranking reflects the quality, impact and range of international development research and courses offered across the Sussex campus – in the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), and the University’s School of Global Studies, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and Centre for International Education (CIE).

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Michael ErautAn Obituary and tributes to Emeritus Professor Michael Eraut

Emeritus Professor Michael Eraut died peacefully at the age of 77 on 7 September 2018. Read tributes from his one-time Sussex colleague, Emeritus Professor Keith Lewin, and a personal tribute from his wife, Cynthia.

NOTE: There will be an event to celebrate the late Professor Eraut's life at 1pm (doors open from 12pm) at The Meeting House, University of Sussex, on Saturday 11 May 2019. The event will be followed by Afternoon Tea. If you would like to contribute to the event (by saying a few words, for instance), contact Cynthia Eraut. If you would like to attend only, contact Najat.

I had never thought that I would work in Albania before I started my Master's at SussexRyoko Endo

Read about Ryoko Endo's journey from Sussex Masters to Albania and how the International Education and Development MA course "changed my life completely".

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