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About the School of Education

As one of the leading Schools of Education in the UK, our aim is to expand the frontiers of educational knowledge and to inspire our students to become the future architects of an equitable and sustainable world. Our students go on to successful careers in a wide range of different sectors.

Our research and scholarship impacts regionally, nationally and internationally; from shaping education policy and practice, to developing educational research, research methodology and research capacity, to informing school improvements and contributing to the professional development of teachers around the world.

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Joint 1st in the UK for world-leading research impact (REF 2014)
Ranked 5th in the Guardian University Guide 2020
Outstanding rating OFSTED, Initial Teacher Education Provider (2010/11 and 2012/13 inspections).
Top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

Study with us

  • Undergraduate study

    Choose from two undergraduate courses: a BA in Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), or a broader Education Studies degree.

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  • Postgraduate Study

    We offer a broad range of postgraduate programmes, including teacher training pathways.

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Undergraduate study

Choose from two undergraduate courses: a BA in Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), or a broader Education Studies degree.

School of Education Lecture

Postgraduate Study

We offer a broad range of postgraduate programmes, including teacher training pathways.

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Our research

Our research, grouped into six clusters, has a positive impact on regional, national and global policy and practice.

We shape and develop educational research, research methodology and research capacity in the UK and abroad.
Our research and impact
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Teacher training

We are an OFSTED outstanding provider of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) for both Primary and Secondary phases.

Teacher training at Durham Discover our teacher training pathways

Upcoming events

What Happened to Critical Curriculum Theory! Itinerant Curriculum Theory Towards a ‘Futurable’ Future

Wednesday 28 April 2021 - Wednesday 28 April 2021
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Online seminar using Zoom
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Principal Ambidexterity: Exploring and Exploiting in dynamic Contexts

Wednesday 5 May 2021 - Wednesday 5 May 2021
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Online seminar using Zoom
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How do new teachers learn to ask good questions?

Wednesday 19 May 2021 - Wednesday 19 May 2021
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Online seminar using Zoom
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The demographic transformation of the teaching force in the United States

Wednesday 26 May 2021 - Wednesday 26 May 2021
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Online seminar using Zoom
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Get in touch

To find out more about our department and courses, contact us using the information below.

School of Education
Durham University
Leazes Road
Durham
DH1 1TA
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 8195

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