What makes the Department of Education at York special?

We are widely recognised in the UK and beyond as a leading department in the field of education with a national and international reputation for the excellence of our degree programmes, research and curriculum developments.

Our research

In the Government’s 2014 Research Assessment Framework we had the joint ninth-hightest proportion of 4* world-leading research activity. Our research focuses on language education, science education, psychology in education and education and social justice. We also have links the National Science Learning Centre, which is located on the University campus.

Our teaching

At York you will receive a high quality education from a world-renowned university located in one of the most beautiful and historical cities in England. 

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in an open and supportive environment that encourages frequent interaction between staff and students, and individualised personal supervision.

For more information about our staff and their research and teaching interests visit our staff pages.

Our students

There is a strong international dimension to our work and students come to the department from across the globe, including China, Japan, Mexico, the USA, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. We are a very friendly and welcoming community and you will have the opportunity to play an active role in helping shape its future.