Department of Education and Community Studies

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The School of Eduaction supports the university’s ambitious targets in terms of research and postgraduate research student growth.

The Department of Education and Community studies offers a range of Master’s courses and has a thriving and oversubscribed doctoral offer with over 100 students.

It offers professional accreditation to students on the early years and youth and community courses and offers postgraduate Early Years Initial Teacher Training, which was graded Good by Ofsted in 2016.

The doctoral programmes cover a wide range of subject areas associated with our senior research expertise, including informal education, youth, community cohesion, TESOL, legal education, professional identity and early years. 


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further education Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
teacher Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
trainee Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
Vocational Education Social Sciences

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Research Output 2000 2019

further education

Career planning and continuing professional development

Simmons, R. & Walker, M., 2019, Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and Practice . Avis, J., Fisher, R. & Thompson, R. (eds.). Third Edition ed. London: Open University Press, p. 263 - 272 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

career planning

Deepening divides? Implementing Britain’s Prevent counterterrorism programme

Thomas, P., 2019, Islamophobia and Radicalisation: Breeding intolerance and violence. Iner, D. & Esposito, J. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan UK, p. 161-178 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access

Projects 2016 2021

De-radicalisation: Insights from International Research

Thomas, D.


Project: ResearchEU Government

Activities 2009 2018

Crossing Boundaries: VET, the Labour Market and Social Justice

James Avis (Speaker)
25 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Bio-Politics of Work, Free Time and the Dignity of Labour: Post-Secondary Teachers Labour

James Avis (Speaker)
11 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Why Employer Engagement and Curriculum Matter for Skills and Social Justice

Kevin Orr (Keynote speaker)
5 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk