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Our main research themes are childhood, cultural and creative learning, school leadership and improvement, religions and education research, life sciences education, special needs education and disability research and international development and education.

CES prides itself on being a hub of cross-disciplinary research and teaching, forming a central pillar in the University's ongoing commitment to interdisciplinary, being a coordinating hub of educational research, events and teaching that brings together staff and students from all four faculties of the University.

There is a thriving community of postgraduates, teachers and education professionals from all over the world studying for taught Master's degrees and research degrees.

We are ranked 3rd in the UK by intensity-weighted GPA, in the Research Excellence Framework (2014). 76% of research was rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.