Department of Education


Research is carried out individually by faculty, research students and teams associated with externally funded projects.

Within the Department we have three research centres:

See also the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY) - a School (rather than a Department) research centre

The Department of Education hosts a number of research projects funded by agencies such as the ESRC and DFID.

Within our interdisciplinary group, staff work within research traditions that range from ethnographic and case study methods to survey and experimental design. Quantitative and qualitative data collection methods are taught and supported.

Expertise exists within most of the major social science disciplines and in mid-career staff development and professional practice in a range of fields. Our research community encourages openness and debate between traditions, enabling students to make informed choices on the approaches that they adopt.

Research is closely linked with teaching and many of our courses and programmes have a strong research component.