The School of Education is recognised as one of the very best in the UK for its research and teaching excellence, with 81% of our research deemed 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent' by the Research Excellence Framework in 2021.
We undertake research in key areas of educational policy and practice, and place particular emphasis on the relevance of our work to practitioners and policymakers. Our research into educational processes probes pedagogy, assessment, curriculum and teacher development. In investigating education as a driver for societal change, we focus on disability, inclusion, typical and atypical development, the digital turn, issues around equity and poverty, and language, literacies and mobility.
Our work has also provoked new ways of understanding the role of language and language education in addressing social inequality and progress; improved pedagogical practice across the life course in schools and higher education; changed approaches to numeracy and literacy development and assessment, and challenged societal understandings of children and young people’s experiences of discrimination, poverty and disadvantage.
Our research is organised around the following themes:
- Inclusion, Childhood and Youth
- Curriculum, Pedagogy and Policy
- Digital Education
- Language Education
We offer the following routes for postgraduate researchers:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Doctor of Education (EdD)
Find out more about postgraduate research in the School of Education by visiting our website.
The School of Education and the University of Leeds offer a number of funding opportunities for candidates wishing to pursue postgraduate research opportunities. You can find these by visiting our postgraduate research opportunities database.
Current funding opportunities include:
For full details, eligibility criteria and application deadlines visit our postgraduate funding opportunities database.