About the School of Education

The School of Education at the University of Leicester is one of the largest in the UK and has a long-standing reputation for teaching, research and professional development. Formed in 1962, our many years of experience have allowed us to develop effective programmes and training provision, designed to meet our students' needs.

We provide programmes for all phases of the study of education, from initial teacher training to advanced research degrees. Our courses offer experienced professionals the opportunity to obtain further qualifications through various learning methods, full-time and part-time taught courses, distance learning and by research. Our higher degree courses attract students from across the world, resulting in a vibrant professional and cultural diversity that enhances the sense of academic community as well as the quality of teaching and learning.

The School is extremely active and has been notably successful in attracting a wide range of research projects and funding from a variety of national and international funding bodies. Such funding has supported a number of major projects, particularly within primary education, teacher education and citizenship.

We are a member of the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Our College covers a range of subject areas and empowers interdisciplinary collaboration, having developed an intellectually-curious, pioneering environment for our 13,000 students and 700 staff, who are changing the world with their exciting and progressive work and research.

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Digital timeline

Our digital timeline to celebrates the research, history and achievements of the School of Education over the last century.

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Working here

Learn about working in the School of Education. Our staff work in supportive teams, and have the opportunity to gain further qualifications and engage in research.

Life in the School

Friends of the School of Education

The principal aim of the Friends of the School of Education is to promote and support the educational achievement of young people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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