Institute of Education


Learning and Leadership

Research, outstanding teaching and teacher training, leading edge consultancy and knowledge mobilisation.

Head of Department: Professor Dominic Wyse

The Department of Learning and Leadership (DLL) is a large specialist research and teaching department of approximately 130 academic staff. The breadth of our work includes internationally renowned research, outstanding teaching and teacher training, and cutting edge consultancy and knowledge mobilisation.

Our aim

Our main aim is to contribute new ideas and knowledge that have the widest possible impact in order to enhance education as an academic discipline, and as a field of practice and policy.


  • The ways in which children and young people learn through the processes of teaching
  • The vital role of leadership, including school leadership, in relation to learning.

Our department has an international reputation for its work on learning, teaching and leadership, including in Early Years, Early Childhood and Primary / Elementary Education.

We offer

  • A vibrant teaching programme of full time and part time courses including PhDs and other doctoral qualifications, master's courses, and one of the largest and most highly regarded set of teacher training routes
  • Influential national and international research and consultancy
  • Events including research seminar programmes, conferences, short courses, and bespoke consultancies.
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