Number one in education in the UK for research impact

2014 Research Excellence Framework


We're home to a diverse and welcoming academic community with students from all over the world. Our forward-thinking teaching and influential research is respected globally.

The Rutland Prize for Early Childhood Education 2014

Congratulations to Martina Smith on receiving the Rutland Prize for Early Childhood Education 2014.

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Explore the power of play

Our free online course will help you think differently about play and discover why it's so important in everyday life for adults and children of all ages.

Exploring Play MOOC on FutureLearn>

We're ranked number one in education in the UK for research impact

The latest Research Excellence Framework confirms the impact of our research as world-leading and top-ranked, with 100% rated 4*.

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Study with us

Choose from a range of full and part-time courses, including undergraduate, postgraduate, PGDE and distance learning programmes.

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World-leading research

Our research has a direct impact on educational theory, policy and practice. We're supporting the development of children, families and learning communities through dedicated research centres.

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