Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Postgraduate Students

Catriona Duncan

Catriona Duncan

MA Childhood Studies

I loved the course. The lecturers leading the MA Childhood Studies are among some of the best in their field. Read full profile…

Yi-Chun Pan

Yi-Chun Pan

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages for Young Learners

"I chose Leeds because I believed that the programme would suit my needs. It turned out to be a great decision." Read full profile…

Rupinderjit Kaur Dhami

Rupinderjit Kaur Dhami

MA Deaf Education (Teacher of the Deaf Qualification) (Distance learning)

The staff within the School are very helpful – always reply to emails promptly. Feedback on assignments is invaluable.  Read full profile…

Jaseena Faisal

Jaseena Faisal

MEd Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The staff at Leeds are true professionals who are approachable and friendly. The support and guidance that my teachers offered was immense and I have always tried to model them in my own career as a teacher. Read full profile…

Imogen Wilson

Imogen Wilson

MA Childhood Studies | 2016 - 2017

I truly believe that children should be respected, and have their own voices heard. The teaching staff at Leeds share this belief, and importantly this is reflected in their research and teaching. Read full profile…

Zhaohui Gong

Zhaohui Gong

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages | 2016 - 2017

The academic staff are professional, helpful, and supportive. Without their support, I would not have been able to achieve good results in my MA studies. Read full profile…

Miao Jiang

Miao Jiang

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (China) | 2016 - 2017

I have been taught by leading researchers and experienced teachers in TESOL from the University of Leeds and Guangwai and have benefited a lot from a wide range of resources and support. Read full profile…

Claudia Bustos-Moraga

Claudia Bustos-Moraga

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Teacher Education) | 2016 - 2017

The academic staff are not only experts in their fields, but also truly show an interest in students' learning... My year in Leeds exceeded my expectations by far. Read full profile…

Roanne Clements-Bedson

Roanne Clements-Bedson

MA Deaf Education (Teacher of the Deaf Qualification) (Distance learning) | 2017 - 2019

The course is extremely well-organised, with each module clearly set-out and reading accessible through the online library. Read full profile…

Antri Constantinou

Antri Constantinou

MA TESOL Studies | 2016 - 2017

Through this course, I have been able to gain knowledge relating to classroom management as well as the development of the various language skills. The micro-teaching sessions enabled us to practice these skills, which will be extremely helpful when we eventually have to handle a real classroom, with real students. Read full profile…

Abayneh Haile

Abayneh Haile

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Teacher Education) | 2013 - 2014

The course was useful. It has helped me to design English language programmes for teachers in my current job. The courses in Leeds have helped me explore several options in designing courses and to focus on the current realities and contexts of the teachers. Read full profile…

Faye Bayode

MA Childhood Studies | 2016 - 2017

I’ve enjoyed gaining an insight into conducting research with children and young people and how theories of childhood and youth can relate to research with children. I’m looking forward to taking this on board when I collect my research data for my dissertation. Read full profile…

Cynthia Lam and Eva Zeng

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages | 2013-14, 2015-16

Before I did the MA course I stuck to the textbooks and teacher guides and felt like I couldn't live without them. Now I make better use of other materials, and develop and integrate these. I think students prefer our newer materials rather than just textbooks. Read full profile…

Zhijie Wang

Zhijie Wang

MA TESOL Studies | 2016 - 2017

My aspiration and motivation has really grown as I’ve absorbed knowledge from reading and tried to express myself as clearly as possible in the vibrant discussions we have in teaching sessions. Read full profile…

Leanne Plews

Leanne Plews

MA Deaf Education (Teacher of the Deaf Qualification) (Distance learning) | 2015 - 2017

I would highly recommend the course. It gives a balanced view on all aspects of deaf education and facilitates students’ abilities to learn for themselves and develop their confidence to then help parents of deaf children. Read full profile…

Xiaowen Liu

Xiaowen Liu

MA TESOL Studies | 2016 - 2017

Tutors in the School of Education are excellent, and they provide sufficient support and guidance. Academic writing concerned me most before I came here, like many international students, but the School of Education prepared students well. Read full profile…

Kirsty Abbott

Kirsty Abbott

MA Childhood Studies | 2015-2016

Studying at the University of Leeds has been amazing. I have loved every minute of my four years here, and would really recommend the Childhood Studies course. Read full profile…

Minghui Long

Minghui Long

MSc Educational Research Methods | 2015-2016

It is very easy to find academic help in this university. The workshops and individual support offered by schools and university departments are really helpful for students Read full profile…

Tianyi Hu

Tianyi Hu

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages | 2014

All the teachers were really helpful, and they gave me great support with my academic studies. Whenever I had questions, either academically or non-academically, I could seek help from my tutor and the student support officer, who were always there to provide help and advice. Read full profile…

Rumana Hossain

Rumana Hossain

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages | 2013 - 2014

I have enjoyed every bit of my course so far. I liked the way classroom instructions are given, the interaction, the variety of learning resources, the well constructed course and the highly skilled teachers. Read full profile…

Innocent Tasara

Innocent Tasara

PGCE Mathematics (2008) and MA Mathematics Education (2011)

I want to make a difference to mathematics education in one way or another. Having taught secondary mathematics in schools in Zimbabwe and Leeds, I have since joined the School of Education here at Leeds and am a Lecturer in Mathematics Education. Read full profile…

Andrias Tri Susanto

Andrias Tri Susanto

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

I carefully compared and contrasted all the services and facilities offered by world class universities in the world, the University of Leeds was the most valuable academic institution that I came up with. Its credibility in providing students with great services, facilities, and opportunities made me believe that Leeds was the best choice! Read full profile…

Makoto Ebato

Makoto Ebato

l am from Japan and have taught English at elementary school, junior high school and senior high school for more than twenty years. I am interested in integrating ICT into my teaching. Read full profile…

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

If you are passionate about teaching I would really recommend this course – there are a number of topics that broaden your understanding about Education. Read full profile…

Fadhel Abdullah

Fadhel Abdullah

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Teacher Education)

I decided on the University of Leeds because of the high academic and research reputation it has, and because it includes my area of interest i.e. teacher education. When I previewed the modules and staff on the School of Education website, I knew that it was the best choice for me. Read full profile…

James Abela

James Abela

What is amazing about the Leeds Masters is the range of speakers that come and speak to us. It really felt that the very best people had been handpicked to talk to us. Read full profile…

Rebecca Amos

The course was extremely interesting and provides you with an excellent grounding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of being a SENCO. Read full profile…

Lee Swift

Lee Swift

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I wouldn't be the SENCo I am now If I hadn't done it. I am more confident, assertive and knowledgeable. Read full profile…

Arwa Gandeel

Arwa Gandeel

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

My MA experience in the School of Education was overwhelming. This experience contributed greatly to my academic, professional and social development. Pursuing my PhD at the University of Leeds is a great opportunity to develop myself, both academically and socially. Read full profile…

Dr Nick Sutcliffe

Dr Nick Sutcliffe

Graduate Certificate in Education 1984 - 1985 and MEd Education 1987 - 1989

I’m currently a Principal Lecturer in the School of Education and Childhood of the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Metropolitan University, where my main responsibility is for academic quality assurance within the school and across the faculty. Read full profile…

Tara Siddartha

Tara Siddartha

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Teacher Education)

I work for the British Council in Burma as a teacher of English. I have over ten years of teaching experience as well as three years experience of training ELT teachers. I am studying here at the University of Leeds as one of the Hornby Scholars. Read full profile…

Sani Yantandu Uba

Sani Yantandu Uba

I come from Kano-State in Nigeria, where I obtained my NCE and BA Ed English Language. I have taught English language at primary and secondary schools from 1996 to 1998 in Nigeria. I have also taught English language at Kano State Polytechnic from 2006 to 2007. My research interests lie on corpus linguistics and academic English. Read full profile…

Richard Hartley

Richard Hartley

Rather than doing the broad spectrum course I applied to do the specific medical education course as it has an excellent reputation and seemed to fit my role better. As I was working in Leeds it was also convenient to do the course locally. Read full profile…

Polyxeni  Apostolidou

Polyxeni Apostolidou

MA Special Educational Needs

I found the seminars and the interaction with the tutors and colleagues to be the most interesting and enjoyable part of the programme. Read full profile…

Maria Angeliki Tsangari

Maria Angeliki Tsangari

MA TESOL Studies

I come from Athens, Greece. Before pursuing postgraduate studies at the University of Leeds, I had received my Bachelor degree from the Department of English Studies from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Read full profile…

María Alejandra Soto

María Alejandra Soto

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Teacher Education)

My decision to come to Leeds was based on the fact that, firstly, the University of Leeds is very well-known for its high academic standards; and, secondly, the School of Education offers a full-time MA TESOL Teacher Education, which is my main area of interest in teaching. Read full profile…

Karen Manriquez-Riveros

Karen Manriquez-Riveros

MA Mathematics Education 2011

I am very interested in learning about mathematics, and learning about how students learn and how educators can understand how students construct their knowledge. Read full profile…

Hyeon Joo Lee

Hyeon Joo Lee

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Teacher Education)

I am from South Korea and I have taught English for six years in the private sector in Korea. I have a strong belief that to develop my country’s English competence level, teachers must be provided with adequate education to teach English. Read full profile…

Fatima Isabel de Almeida Reszczynski

Fatima Isabel de Almeida Reszczynski

MA TESOL Studies

In 2004 I was offered the opportunity to go back into higher education and studied joint honours English and Linguistics at the University of Leeds. I graduated in 2008 and although I went on to study other courses at other institutions I decided to return to the University of Leeds to gain a Masters qualification in language teaching. Read full profile…

Elisavet Stylianou

Elisavet Stylianou

MA TESOL Studies

I wanted to teach English but I felt I wasn’t prepared enough, so I chose to do the MA TESOL Studies. I chose Leeds because it is a good university. Read full profile…

Eleni Sivva

Eleni Sivva

MA TESOL Studies

I am originally from Greece, where I studied my BA degree in English Language and Literature. I have always wanted to teach English so chose to study the MA TESOL Studies because I wanted to become an effective teacher. I really enjoy teaching English and helping people to improve their knowledge of the language. Read full profile…

Andy Hutchinson

Andy Hutchinson

I’m a pharmacist and I have long had an interest in education. I started the course, doing the PGCert, while I was Head of Medicines Management in a PCT. I then took a couple of years’ break, and rejoined the Masters course after becoming Education and Development Manager at the National Prescribing Centre (now part of NICE). Read full profile…

Olamide O David

Olamide O David

MA International Education Leadership and Policy

I had been a career counsellor for two years and I had always recommended the University of Leeds to my students so I thought it was a good idea to have a taste of my own medicine! Read full profile…

Eleni Pavla

Eleni Pavla

| 2009

I have a passion for learning and Maths, which I am pleased to pursue with an MA in Mathematics Education. Read full profile…

Yanxian Yang

Yanxian Yang

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

In 2004 I was selected by the British Council to work as a Chinese Language Assistant in London where I spent one year teaching Chinese. After this I went back to my school (The High School Affiliated to South China Normal University) to work as an English teacher and this is when I got to know about the NCUK programme and I had first had the idea of doing a masters course in the UK. Read full profile…

Christina Loizou

Christina Loizou

MA Mathematics Education 2007/2008

Christina Loizou comes from Cyprus and studied MA Mathematics Education. Read full profile…

Andry Avraamidou

Andry Avraamidou

My name is Andry Avraamidou and I am from Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus. I have graduated from the University of Cyprus, as a Primary Education teacher, in June 2007 and then I continued my studies at a master's level in the UK. For the year 2007/2008 I was studying MA ICT and Education, as a full time student, at the University of Leeds. Read full profile…

Divya Keshani

I am a Specialist in Oral Surgery working in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Bradford Teaching Hospitals. I have been involved with trainees in a teaching and mentoring capacity for several years and felt that a formal understanding and qualification in Education would be of great benefit. Read full profile…

William Ramsden

I have been undertaking an EdD at the University of Leeds since 1/1/09. My experiences on the Masters course were a large influence on my undertaking a doctorate. Read full profile…

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