School of Education, University of Leeds

The School of Education is home to a close international community of staff and students, all of whom are seeking to make an impact through education. Our diverse range of high-quality programmes are informed by cutting-edge research, 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.

As a student within the School of Education, you'll have access to our excellent study facilities, personal development opportunities, career planning support and more.

You'll develop transferable skills such as critical thinking, team working and project management, as well as advanced research skills through your dissertation or final project – building a foundation for work in some of the world's leading organisations, the teaching profession (both in the UK and abroad) and in many areas of government, including ministries of Education.

Postgraduate taught programmes

Whether you want to enhance your career opportunities or continue on to a research degree, a Masters degree can help you stand out. Our postgraduate degrees allow you to deepen your knowledge of a subject, specialise in a particular area or take a new direction. We offer a range of taught Masters programmes in Education, Childhood Studies, Digital Education, Special Educational Needs and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). 

Discover our Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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 practitioners and policymakers.

Our research is organised around the following themes:

  • Inclusion, Childhood and Youth
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Policy
  • Digital Education
  • Language Education

As a postgraduate researcher, you will become a key member of our thriving academic community, receiving expert supervision and support while pursuing an area of work you are passionate about.

Discover our Postgraduate Research programmes.

Times Good University Guide 2021 Ranking 15=
Guardian 2021 Ranking 18/121
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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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