School of Education, University of Leeds

The School of Education at the University of Leeds is recognised as one of the very best in the UK for its research and teaching excellence. In terms of world leading research, 90% of our research impact case studies were deemed ‘Very Considerable’ or ‘Outstanding’ for impact in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). We are also ranked in the Top 50 in the world for Education according to the QS World Rankings by Subject 2020.

In teaching, our high quality courses are informed by cutting-edge research and are relevant to professional contexts in the UK and beyond. We collaborate with research and teaching partners across the world.

We provide over 20 specialist teaching programmes for undergraduate study, teacher education, postgraduate study, and PhD research. We are proud of the support we provide to help you study successfully within our academic community and get the most from student life.

School of Education programmes

We specialise in the interdisciplinary study of childhood, education, social policy, social psychology, and the role of language learning and teaching.

All BA programmes are flexible. You can choose degree modules that cross discipline boundaries, and develop a degree structure that meets your interests and career aspirations.

Postgraduate taught programmes

We offer taught MA programmes that cover subject specific teaching, TESOL, special educational needs, deaf education, and research methods. 

Postgraduate research programmes

We undertake research in key areas of educational policy and practice, and place particular emphasis on the relevance of our work to educational practioners and policy-makers.

Times Good University Guide 2021 Ranking 15=
Guardian 2021 Ranking 18/121
Address School of Education, Hillary Place, Leeds, LS2 9JT View on Map
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  • Zara Karim

    BA Childhood Studies

    A particular highlight of my course was gaining knowledge on how primary schools work and about inclusion in education. This is something I often think about for when I become a teacher. Another highlight of my course has been the development of my personal profile and how I can build on this to get to where I would like to be. 

    I’m currently studying in my second year and have planned to work in industry in the summer in Thailand. I believe this opportunity will enhance my credibility for becoming a primary school teacher.

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  • Xiaowen Liu

    MA TESOL Studies

    What has impressed me most is that the course combined theory with practice. For example, in the module English Teaching Methodology, in addition to introducing teaching practices in the classroom, tutors also scaffold micro-teaching, which provides students opportunities to design and deliver a real course with their partners and get feedback from tutors.

    Academic writing concerned me most before I came here, like many international students, but the School of Education prepared me well. In the first few weeks of term, we were provided with a chance to write a practice assignment to get familiar with academic writing in this country, which would not count towards our final grade but would be marked and commented on by academic staff.

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