IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


About IOE

IOE is UCL's Faculty of Education and Society. From legacy to innovation, we have been shaping policy and helping government, organisations and individuals to navigate a radically changing society for the last 120 years.

Working across education, culture, psychology and social science, we create lasting and evolving change in a real-world context. We embrace cross-pollination, collaboration and excellence to create a future that is inclusive and just. We do this through world-leading education, research and enterprise, and have been ranked number one for education worldwide every year since 2014 in the QS World University Rankings.

We merged with UCL in December 2014, and have grown our community to more than 8,000 students, 800 staff and hundreds of thousands of alumni who push the boundaries of knowledge and lead challenging conversations.

We were previously known as the UCL Institute of Education.

Infographic displaying student numbers, QS number 1 world ranking for Education as a subject, Queen's Anniversay Prize award.
View of Russell Square Underground Station. Credit: Mat Wright for IOE/UCL Media.

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.

IOE history

The history of the IOE

From 1902 to the present day.

Students in the IOE cafe. Credit: Mat Wright for IOE/UCL Media.

Life at the IOE

Hear from our students and academics about life at IOE.

University graduates throwing mortarboards in the air

Alumni community

Learn about the benefits available to UCL graduates.

A paint streak in the colours of the equity flag is in the centre of a photo of the IOE level 4 entrance and concourse. Students walk towards the entrance. On top of the paint streak are the words, #WeAreIOE. Image credit: IOE Communications.

Equity, diversity and inclusion

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