School of Education

The School of Education at the University of Leeds is a supportive and close-knit community, promoting the very best education research and teaching. Our world-class research is central to everything we do, and shapes practices and policies all over the world, as well as influencing every aspect of our teaching.

Master's Programmes

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We recognise the growing demand for experienced professionals with a broad knowledge base. Within most years of study, you can choose a number of optional modules from across the school, allowing you to tailor your degree to your own interests and career ambitions.

Our academic staff are internationally known for their research impact and expertise. As a student in the School, your learning will be enriched by some of the brightest minds in your field of study, and you'll benefit from being taught by those directly responsible for shaping policy and practice.


Our research looks at pedagogy, assessment, curriculum and teacher development. In investigating education as a driver for societal change, we focus on disability, inclusion, typical and atypical development, the digital turn, issues around equity and poverty, and language, literacies and mobility.

Our work has:
  • provoked new ways of understanding the role of language and language education in addressing social inequality and progress
  • improved pedagogical practice across the life course in schools and higher education
  • changed approaches to numeracy and literacy development and assessment
  • challenged societal understandings of children and young people’s experiences of discrimination, poverty and disadvantage.


A degree from the School of Education provides an excellent foundation for work in some of the world's leading organisations, the teaching profession (both in the UK and abroad) and in many areas of government, including ministries of education.

You'll develop transferable skills such as critical thinking, team working and project management, as well as advanced research skills through your dissertation or final project. You'll also have access to ongoing career and development support.

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Student services

Whilst encouraging you to become a self-motivated learner, our staff will guide you through your studies and help you to develop the skills to become an independent critical thinker.

You will either be assigned a personal tutor or two research supervisors, depending on the type of course you are studying. These individuals are your first stop for all of your academic needs and are there to help you achieve your potential.

Housing services

Our university residences offer something for everyone, with locations around the city to suit your needs. We have an impressive range of accommodation from modern, purpose-built apartments to converted mansions both on and off campus. 

We provide over seven thousand undergraduates with accommodation every year. We also have some accommodation specifically for postgraduate students, and guarantee offers of accommodation to international postgraduate students under certain circumstances. 

Library services

The University of Leeds has one of the major academic research library collections in the UK. Our four libraries – The Brotherton, Edward Boyle, Laidlaw and Health Sciences – each house a different subject-based collection. 4,000 study spaces are available, from silent individual study to vibrant group work areas. 

Our online resources include 35,000 e-journals and more than 500,000 e-books. 

ICT services

All our libraries have extensive computer facilities. You’ll also have access to:

  • a wide range of software and services
  • free high-speed wi-fi across campus
  • IT help and support from our IT service desk 
  • teaching spaces with computer-supported classrooms
  • flexible learning environments for personal and group study
  • a state-of-the-art lecture capture and multimedia management system.

Medical services

The Leeds Student Medical Practice is located on the edge of campus and provides various services to University of Leeds students. There is also wellbeing support available through the university and the Leeds University Union.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Leeds is a unique campus – housing all our facilities together in one 100-acre area, while also being just a short walk from the centre of the city of Leeds.

Along with all our academic facilities, laboratories, teaching and study spaces and libraries, our campus is also home to cafes, sports facilities, green spaces and our award-winning students’ union.

Leeds University Union is in the centre of campus and is a hub of activity. Clubs, bars, food outlets, cafes, a beauty salon and so much more. 

Sports facilities

You’ll have access to our £12.2 million sports centre, The Edge. Located on campus, The Edge has a 250-station gym floor, a 25-metre pool, sports courts and a climbing wall.

Our fitness suite is one of the largest of any university in the UK. Over 220 exercise classes take place every week during term time, and you could also access our dedicated personal training and strength and conditioning rooms with qualified trainers.

The Edge also has squash courts and sports halls where you can play badminton, netball, five-a-side and more. Additional studio space, sports halls and squash courts can be found around campus, and our Sport Park – a short drive from campus – has numerous high-quality outdoor facilities.

Student clubs

The Leeds University Union is home to more than 300 clubs and societies for you to join, so whatever you’re interested in there is something for you. There are societies dedicated to sports, media, performance, academic interests, cultural and language groups, faith, politics and volunteering to name a few. And if you can’t find a club or society that aligns with your interest, there is always the opportunity to start your own.

Leeds, England, United Kingdom

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