Institute of Education


Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

World-leading for research and teaching about curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Specialised in geography, economics, mathematics, history, RE, citizenship and science education.

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Head of Department: Professor Nicola Walshe
The vast majority of our staff have been practising school teachers at some point in their careers. Some of our members are current teachers in schools as well as academic researchers in the department. 
Our staff

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Study with us

We host top-rated initial teacher education programmes, innovative MA courses, diverse doctoral studies and a wide range of continuing professional development opportunities.

Our student population is very diverse: students on initial teacher education courses, practising teachers and a rich and diverse range of international students.

Teacher training
Graduate taught

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  • Advanced Educational Practice Grad Dip
  • Education (Literacy) MA
  • Expert Teaching MA
  • Global Learning MA
Graduate research
Professional development

See our forthcoming short courses.

Our activities


Our department is a vibrant hub of research – international, national and local. Teaching in the CPA department is informed by the research we carry out.

Specialised centres

We have five specialised research centres focused in:

  • teachers, teaching, schools, classrooms and schooling systems
  • issues related to Early Years, especially in China
  • promoting knowledge about the Holocaust.

Research groups

Special Interest Groups


We have an exciting research portfolio of projects, including:

For further details about our researchers, publications, activities, groups and themes:


Our academics and researchers undertake a wide range of consultancies for government departments and both public sector and commercial organisations.

We work with local schools, as well as national and international educational publishers. We have strong links with overseas institutions, including ones based in the USA, Egypt, Sweden, Lebanon, Kazakhstan and Singapore, as well as national organisations such as the National College for Teaching and Leadership and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.

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Short courses

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