The Faculty of Education’s considerable experience in training teachers and education professionals means we have a regional, national and international reputation for success.
From our origins 100 years ago at our predecessor colleges in Crewe and Didsbury, we are now located at an impressive £139 million development in Hulme, Manchester and a rural campus in Cheshire which has benefited from a recent £70 million refurbishment.
Each year nearly 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students study full time with us on over 60 courses, including primary and secondary teacher education; early years and childhood, inclusive education and disability studies; youth and community work and education studies. Another 1,000 study part time on professional development courses and research to PhD. They are taught by a team of over 180 teaching staff, who have a wealth of academic and professional experience.
We work in close partnership with over 1,500 regional schools, colleges and a wide range of other settings spanning the education, community, charity, arts and business sectors, providing our students with diverse placement and learning opportunities.
Many of our students have gained a global perspective and enhanced their employability by undertaking an exchange overseas or by engaging with international students at home. The Faculty has worldwide links, including Europe, Nigeria, China, Hong Kong, Japan and USA.
The University’s world-leading Education and Social Research Institute was ranked in the UK’s top 20 for impact in Education in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). It is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for applied research and evaluation.
We have four knowledge exchange centres specialising in STEM, Inclusive Education and Disability Studies, Childhood, Youth and Community and Educational Leadership Management.