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.

Fay LoftyWidening Participation strand Education MA graduates co-author newly published paper

Three students following the Widening Participation strand of the  Education MA course have recently had a co-authored - with their supervisor, Dr Louise Gazeley (CTLR Director) - paper published in the Journal of Further and Higher Education. The paper provides a timely insight into the value of practitioner research in general, and the particular need for opportunities like this in widening Ruth Squireparticipation.

Louise Gazeley, Fay Lofty, Penny Longman & Ruth Squire (2018): 'Undertapped potential: practitioner research as a vehicle for Penny Longmanwidening participation', Journal of Further and Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2018.1441386

Education teaching teams win prestigious awards for 'excellence in teaching'

We are very proud to report that two Education teaching teams have scooped two of only 10 University Awards for Excellence in Teaching - Outstanding Support for the Learning Experience of Students offered this year: the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) team and the Early Years Education MA team.

 Certificates will be presented at summer graduation 2018 and winners also receive £3,000 prize money.

The total list of winners can be found on the ADQE web pages (see Excellence in Teaching Award winners - 2017-18).

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".