The Department of Education at Sussex is a community of researchers, learners and teachers engaged fully in every aspect of education, both in the UK and internationally.
We offer an extensive programme of study for all those interested in education. We run an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme, as well as being involved in continuing professional development (CPD). We also host a vibrant set of Masters and doctoral degrees (PhD and EdD) which can be studied full and part-time, here at Sussex as well as via distance learning.
The local, national and international reputation of Sussex for quality education and research is high. The Department has a tradition of being involved in research and development that focuses on equity, social justice and innovation.
We are host to three research centres:
- The Centre for International Education (CIE)
- The Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER)
- The Centre for Inquiry and Research in Cognition, Learning and Teaching in Sussex (CIRCLETS)
... and co-host (with the Department of Social Work and Social Care) to a fourth:
As demonstrated by the 'Research' sections of these websites, the research tradition at Sussex is very strong indeed. The Department of Education is ranked 7th in the Times Good University Guide 2012, and the School of Education and Social Work is the only School at Sussex to have both its Departments ranked in the Guide's top 10 (Social Work is ranked 3rd).
The Department of Education is a warm, caring community of scholars who pride themselves on the courses they offer, the research they undertake and their involvement with students, policy-makers and professionals.
For all general enquiries, contact:
Education and Social Work,
University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton
BN1 9QQ, UK
T +44 (0)1273 877888
F +44 (0)1273 678411
Professor Colleen McLaughlin
Head of Department