Research in Education is aligned to one or more of three broad research themes. 

The interconnectedness of the themes encourages collaboration and knowledge transfer so that ideas, outputs and opportunities are strengthened. Some of our research in Education lies at the intersection of the themes with a focus on interdisciplinary research.

The themes are:


What is distinctive about our research is the collaborative  approach. Most research is carried out in small teams involving students, staff and professional partners. 

We welcome projects which are impact-related and aim to reach out to a diverse audience of experts, citizens and learners.

Our decision to involve all staff in supervising Master’s dissertations is an example of how we believe that research is fundamental to who we are and what we do in terms of research-led teaching and learning.