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About the IOE

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in education and social science.

Our research addresses society's most important challenges and our teaching inspires our students by providing them with first-hand experience of leading-edge research and knowledge creation. We play an important global role, contributing to international academic and policy-related arenas and networks developing the fields of education and social science worldwide.

Ranked number one for Education worldwide since 2014 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, the IOE was awarded the 2015 Queen’s Anniversary Prize. In 2014, the Institute secured ‘outstanding’ grades from Ofsted on every criterion for its initial teacher training, across primary, secondary and further education programmes. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment of university research, the IOE was top for ‘research power’ (GPA multiplied by the size of the entry) in education. Founded in 1902, the Institute currently has more than 8,000 students and 800 staff. In December 2014 it became a single-faculty school of UCL, called the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

Infographic displaying student numbers, number 1 world ranking for Education as a subject, Queen's Anniversary Prize award.

Our London location

Our London location

Find our campus, and discover what London has to offer.

Our global reach

Our global reach

Scholarships, funding, Erasmus and overseas opportunities.

The history of the IOE

IOE history

From 1902 to the present day.

Life at the IOE

Life at the IOE

Hear from our students and academics about life at the IOE.

Alumni community

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Learn about the benefits available to UCL graduates.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our commitment to a positive cultural climate where all can flourish.