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 15 in the UK for Education according to the QS World Rankings by Subject 2019. 

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 studyteacher educationpostgraduate 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.

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 2019 Ranking 11
Guardian 2020 Ranking 11/121
Address School of Education, Hillary Place, Leeds, LS2 9JT View on Map
Contact Telephone +44 (0)113 343 4545

Upcoming Open Days at School of Education, University of Leeds


Postgraduate Open Day

07 Feb 2020, 09:00 AM - 07 Feb 2020, 15:00 PM University of Leeds
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Deepen your knowledge, enhance your career prospects, or take a new direction in life. Whether you are interested in studying a Masters or research degree, our postgraduate open day is the perfect opportunity to get the information you need to go to the next level. Our open day is flexible and designed to give you enough time to experience every aspect of postgraduate life at Leeds. You'll be able to explore campus, attend informative talks and visit subject-specific activities to find out more about the course you want to study.

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School of Education, University of Leeds Student Reviews

  • 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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