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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."

Professor Lynn Newton, Head of School 

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Joint 1st nationally for Research Impact and 1st nationally for outputs (REF2021)
12th in Subject The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
7th in Subject The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
Top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

Welcome to New Students

Welcome to the School of Education! Congratulations on gaining a place at Durham. It is a pleasure to welcome you to the School of Education. I know I speak for all staff when I say we are looking forward to you joining us.

We are proud of our excellent record of research and teaching. You are joining a vibrant and friendly School committed to supporting your personal development and helping you to be successful in your studies. So welcome to the beautiful city of Durham, our wonderful University, and to the School of Education. - Professor Lynn Newton, Head of School
Read more on our Welcome page
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REF 2021 Result

Our Research Excellence Framework 2021 Results

The School of Education submitted thirty-nine members of staff, comprising 35.15 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) staff, to the REF Education Unit of Assessment (UoA). The submission included five Early Career Researchers.
More About the REF 2021 Result
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Study with us

  • Undergraduate study

    We offer two undergraduate degrees, both of which can be tailored to suit your interests and career aspirations: a BA in Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), or a broader BA in Education Studies.

     

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  • Postgraduate Study

    Our postgraduates are a key part of our vibrant community of world leading researchers. Whether you are looking for a Doctoral degree, a taught Masters degree or a PGCE in initial teacher education, we have a wide variety of courses to meet your needs and interests. 

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Undergraduate study

We offer two undergraduate degrees, both of which can be tailored to suit your interests and career aspirations: a BA in Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), or a broader BA in Education Studies.

 

School of Education Lecture

Postgraduate Study

Our postgraduates are a key part of our vibrant community of world leading researchers. Whether you are looking for a Doctoral degree, a taught Masters degree or a PGCE in initial teacher education, we have a wide variety of courses to meet your needs and interests. 

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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

Findings from the iPIPS project in Brazil

Wednesday 12 October 2022 - Wednesday 12 October 2022
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
School of Education (room to be confirmed) and online seminar using Zoom
The Main school of Education building

Durham University Evidence Centre for Education (DECE) Cluster Poster Seminar

Wednesday 19 October 2022 - Wednesday 19 October 2022
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
School of Education Junior Common Room
The Main school of Education building

Using online technology to improve student self-efficacy in chemistry laboratories

Wednesday 2 November 2022 - Wednesday 2 November 2022
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Online seminar using Zoom
The Main school of Education building

Intercultural, International and Comparative Education Cluster Poster Session

Wednesday 23 November 2022 - Wednesday 23 November 2022
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
School of Education Junior Common Room
The Main school of Education building

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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