Study education and teaching

We have been providing courses in education and teacher training for over 100 years. You will learn from experienced tutors; many are qualified professionals who combine teaching with practice. Innovative teaching techniques such as e-learning, virtual environments and simulated scenarios, will help you gain the skills to put your knowledge into practice.

Our education courses are designed and developed in collaboration with local authorities, schools, colleges and other educational organisations, ensuring your learning is informed by the latest developments in the sector. All our courses offer you the opportunity to gain practical experience working directly with children and young people. This will ensure you develop the necessary skills for a rewarding career.

We have close partnerships with schools and other education settings and each of our courses have a key focus on relating theory to practice.

Education and Teaching students benefit from state-of-the-art teaching rooms which replicate real school classrooms, art rooms and science labs. Students will use the facilities to practise lessons before taking them into a school. The library's resources include children's topic books, CDs of music and nursery rhymes, and teaching aids for history, religions, science, maths and music. An outdoor learning environment features a ‘cubby house', pond, beehive and nature trail, where trainee teachers lead natural sciences activities with children. Early Years students have the opportunity to simulate teaching and learning with natural materials.

  • No. 2 university in the UK for education (Guardian University Guide league tables 2022).

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