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The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is the world’s leading centre for research and teaching in education and related social science, ranked first for education for the fourth year running in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2017). Our research was ranked first for education research strength in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. We attract outstanding candidates and support them to develop as pioneering practitioners and future leaders in their fields.

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Why study Education at UCL?

Established over 100 years ago we offer unparalleled depth and breadth of specialism in education. Our programmes are taught by leading thinkers and practitioners in the field and our teaching inspires our students by providing them with first-hand experience of leading-edge research and knowledge creation.

What you will gain from study at UCL

Located in the heart of central London, our students have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of additional programmes and services offered by UCL, as well as experiencing life in one of the best student cities in the world.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered through lectures, seminars and tutorials. Students are assessed through a combination of coursework, examinations and oral presentations.

Modules in Education

Please note that this guide lists a wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

Level 2 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
EDPS2002 Global Issues in Education 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS2003 Researching Education and Society: Qualitative Methods 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS2004 Philosophical Research in Education 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS2005 Social History of Learning and Learners 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS2008 Educating and Organising for Social Justice 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS2009 Archival Research and Oral History in Education 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS2010 The Learning Sciences 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS2011 Ways of Thinking and Ways of Being 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS2012 Creativity in Education 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS2013 Educating Minorities, Migrants and Refugees 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS2015 Policy and Politics in Education 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 3 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
EDPS3002 Educating for Employment? 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS3003 Elites, Education and Inequalities 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS3004 Gender, Sexuality and Feminisms in Everyday Lives 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS3005 Literacies Across the Lifecourse 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS3006 Media Production in Education 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS3007 Radical Education 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS3008 Youth in a Globalising World 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS3009 Youth and Youth Movements in the Modern World 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS3010 Rights, Equality and Justice in Education 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
EDPS3017 Education, Religion and State: Historical and Contemporary Developments 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

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