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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

Find out more about us
Joint 1st
Joint 1st nationally for Research Impact and 1st nationally for outputs (REF 2021)
7th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
13th in the Guardian University Guide 2024
Top 100
Top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

  

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

Upcoming events

The experience of trauma in domestic migrant workers’ storytelling: Sociolinguistic and psychological perspectives

Wednesday 11 October 2023 - Wednesday 11 October 2023
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
This event will be in-person and online via Zoom. Contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk for details about how to take part.
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Seminar by Sarah Brownsword

Wednesday 25 October 2023 - Wednesday 25 October 2023
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
This event will be in-person and online via Zoom. Contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk for details about how to take part.
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Seminar by Arya Thampuran

Wednesday 1 November 2023 - Wednesday 1 November 2023
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
This event will be in-person and online via Zoom. Contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk for details about how to take part.
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Gender Differences in Special Educational Needs Identification in England

Wednesday 6 December 2023 - Wednesday 6 December 2023
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
This event will be in-person and online via Zoom. Contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk for details about how to take part.
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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
Confluence Building
Lower Mountjoy
Stockton Road
Durham
DH1 3LE
United Kingdom


Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 8195

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