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Excellence in teaching and research

Study at the Institute of Education and gain a degree from a University ranked 9th for Education in the UK (The Guardian University Guide, 2024). Become part of a diverse and inclusive community with a shared passion for education and its incredible ability to transform lives.  

Receive a first-class education. 98% of students in the Institute of Education said our teaching staff were good or very good at explaining things (National Student Survey, 2023). 

Be taught by experts in the field of education. At the most recent Research Excellent Framework (REF) , the UK's world-leading system for assessing research in Higher Education Institutions, 98% of our research was assessed to be of international standing.(REF 2021, combining 4*,3* and 2* submissions).

Benefit from your lecturers knowledge, expertise and wealth of education experience, with many having held roles as senior teachers or worked within the education sector.
Many of our lecturers have also been nominated by their students to receive awards recognising their teaching excellence and innovative practices. 

Supportive community

Be part of a close-knit community and enjoy getting to study on the smaller, idyllic London Road campus where both lectures and lecturers are based and benefit from easy access to your supervising tutors. 
Our dedicated team of academics are committed to ensuring the success of students and provide academic and pastoral support.
You can also join the student-led Initial Teacher Training society, open to all education students, and appreciate socialising with like-minded individuals. 

“A nurturing and compassionate ethos reassures trainees that help, academic or personal, is there for the asking” 

- Ofsted Inspection Report, May 2024

Professional development 

Placements and practical experience are embedded across our undergraduate education programmes, ensuring you develop both the the practical and academic skills necessary to thrive in the career of your choice. Not only do we have incredible links with schools across Berkshire we have an award winning careers team that supports our students in finding and applying for placement opportunities.   

Exciting career opportunities

Studying an education based degree actively prepares you for the job market; you'll develop an impressive range of practical and academic skills that will enable you to pursue a wide range of industries and interesting careers, including: 

  • teaching
  • youth work
  • educational publishing
  • museum education
  • charity work
  • prison education
  • family guidance work
  • education administration
  • and early years education

    these are just a short selection of the job opportunities that will become available to you after completing your studies with us. 


We are incredibly well-thought of in our field and you will benefit from our outstanding reputation with employers. We also have strong partnerships with over 400 schools with many students on our teaching programmes being offered teaching roles as soon as they have finished. 
Studying with the IoE also boasts high-employability rates, with 97% of our graduates  in work or further study within 15 months of leaving the course. (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020/21, based on first degree responders from the Institute of Education.)

"The lecturers themselves who teach you are amazing, I think they are so supportive and actually you can tell that their interests come out when they’re teaching you!"

- BA Primary Education (QTS) Student


Our research

Improving education and learning as a route to enhanced self-efficacy, economic well-being and life chances.


How you'll study

Take part in lectures, practical seminars and workshops, where interactive and discussion-based techniques will encourage you to engage, reflect and challenge.


Read our stories

Read about the experiences of our students and the work of our academics.