Graduate School for Education 

Welcome to the Graduate School in the Department of Education.  

We offer an exciting range of full-time and part-time programmes and look forward to you joining us at York.

We pride ourselves in being a warm and friendly department, where you will receive plenty of support for your study and opportunities to mix with fellow students and members of staff. All our students are allocated a personal supervisor who guides your progress throughout your studies.

The Department has an excellent reputation for its teaching and research (see more about the Department). Our staff are experienced teachers, with a wide range of research interests and expertise. We are proud of the very positive evaluations our programmes receive from students.

Our taught Masters programmes have core and option modules, making them flexible. Individuals are encouraged to work with their supervisors in planning a path through their programme which best caters for their academic interests.

In the latest Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey students rated the Department highly for Teaching and Learning, with 95% of respondents agreeing that 'staff are good at explaining things' and 94% agreeing that 'staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching.

The PhD degrees provide an opportunity to conduct a substantial in-depth research study.

Our teacher training courses offer excellent opportunities to learn from teachers and university-based staff in a supported and exciting schools-based PGCE programme.

The part-time and distance programmes allow for specialist work to take place flexibly.

We have a wide range of students within the Graduate School including those from the UK, and from many other parts of the world. We are strongly committed to diversity and excellence so that we can achieve the best teaching and learning experience for all.

We look forward to receiving your application.


Dr Claire Smith
Director of Initial Teacher Training

Tel: +44 (0)1904 323441


Dr Andy Cirocki
Director of Taught Programmes
(Admissions and Assessment)

Tel: +44 (0)1904 323462


Professor Leah Roberts
Director of Research Programmes

Tel: +44 (0)1904 323450


Dr Joe Fagan
Director of Taught Programmes
(Teaching and Learning)

Tel: +44 (0)1904 324584