School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences



We enjoy a national and international reputation for the quality of our research.

Our work

We have close working relationships with many agencies for education and employment. The School has a good track record in successfully completing research for a wide range of sponsors. These include:

  • Economic and Social Research Council
  • Department for Education
  • Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 
  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Nuffield Foundation

We work with local education authorities and have collaborative arrangements with schools and colleges. Our research addresses cutting edge issues in current educational policy.

Research groups

Research laboratory

Innovative Technologies (iLaB) is a laboratory developing digital educational applications.

Research impact

We are a major provider of:

  • teacher training
  • continuing professional development
  • advice and evaluation support to education institutions

We're particularly interested in research activities which impact on policy and practice.

Research centres

Research activity is carried out in the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching and Sole Central.