The Department offers a range of Master’s courses and has a thriving 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. 


Our departments draw on the expertise of staff with national and international reputations for their research, teaching and professional engagement.


We offer courses at undergraduate, masters and doctoral level.

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Head of the Department

Dean and Associate Deans

Research Centres within the Department of Education and Community Studies


Research in Education and Society (HudCRES)

Delivering the internationally excellent educational research recognised in the 2014 REF is integral to our excellent reputation for developing professionals for all sectors of education and related professions.