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Welcome to 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 nationally for Research Impact and 1st nationally for outputs (REF 2021)
5th for Education The Complete University Guide 2024
8th for Education The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
Top 100 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. 

Small group of students sat working at their laptops together

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

Seven ideas for research that I never had time to follow up

Wednesday 28 February 2024 - Wednesday 28 February 2024
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
This event will be held in room CB-0011 of the Confluence Building and will also be available online on Zoom. Please get in touch with ed.research@durham.ac.uk if you'd like to take part.
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Seminar by Giuliana Ferri

Wednesday 6 March 2024 - Wednesday 6 March 2024
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
This event will be online via Zoom with an in-person viewing. Contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk for details about how to take part.
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Ethnic disproportionality in the schools of England

Wednesday 24 April 2024 - Wednesday 24 April 2024
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
This event will be in-person in room CB-0011 of the Confluence Building and online via Zoom. Contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk for more details about how to take part.
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Exploring the Alignment of Visual Languaging with a Pluriliteracies Model for Deeper Learning in English Language Classrooms

Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Wednesday 1 May 2024
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
This event will be hosted online via Zoom. An in-person viewing will take place in Confluence Building CB-0011. Contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk for more 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