School of Education

A School of innovation and excellence

The School of Education is highly regarded within the education community and has a strong presence through local and global professional networks. As a research-led centre for excellence, we are recognised for our high quality and innovation in teaching and research. We view education as having a vital role to play in a developing society, whilst facing many challenges arising from political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and technological changes taking place. We provide a critical space within which to address these challenges with our students and facilitate the generation of ideas that enhance the role of education in a range of contexts. Through our research and teaching programmes we are well placed to support those who want to make a difference in the world.‌

Research quality

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the School of Education had the highest quality of research outputs of any Scottish University, with 100% of research impact activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.

Highly ranked

In The Guardian University Guide, the School of Education is ranked first in Scotland and eighth in the UK. Criteria include; Satisfaction with Course, Satisfaction with teaching, Satisfaction with Assessment Feedback, Student/ Staff Ratio, Value Added, Career after 6 months.

The Times Good University Guide recently rated the School of Education as fourth in the UK, in its 2015 update.

The Independent Complete University Guide for 2016 has rated the School of Education, as eighth in the UK as a provider of Education programmes and for its research in Education.

3 year PhD studentship available:

Polli:Nation: Citizen Science and Environmental Education in the School Grounds

Further particulars and how to apply available here.

Deadline for applications:  31 May 2015 


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