Education (UoA 25)

The majority of research in this UoA is officially classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

The following academic unit forms the submission to UoA 25:

Our strategy in education is 'supporting high quality practitioner led fundamental research which impacts positively on global educational practice'.

The four key objectives of the research strategy are to:

  • support the strategic growth of research infrastructure
  • concentrate effort on substantive societal matters in which we have expertise
  • support an environment in which research can influence progressive change
  • develop new and early career researchers

The major areas of research are organised into two overlapping research centres that share a single research strategy. Find out about the centres and the staff involved:

Research is organised into four distinct research themes:

Our three impact case studies illustrate our passion for making a difference and the policy that impact is integral to all of our research posts. They demonstrate our strategy for having influence at all levels: policy; professional practice; and on the lives and outcomes of children and young people.


Find out about all our REF 2014 results.