Research centres and networks

The School of Education is home to five research centres - each engaged in a programme of systematic research, capacity building and impact generation around their particular substantive and methodological concerns. The School is also home to several networks that aim to stimulate lively debate and contribute to new understandings.

In combination, centres and networks combine to create a dynamic research atmosphere. They also contribute to developing expertise that enables us to shape debates, policy and practice in ways that benefit teachers, learners, parents and policy makers both within the UK and globally.

REF 2021 results

In the most recent REF 2021, the School of Education was ranked in the top-ten leading UK centres for high quality and high impact research on education.

90% of the School’s research was assessed as either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' with 60% of that in the 4* category. 

Results are from the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

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