Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Childhood and Youth

Childhood and Youth

Contributing to the creation of fair, ethical and equitable learning environments for children and young people.


Research is organised around the following Academic Groups, within which are a number of specialist research centres.

Childhood and Youth

The Childhood and Youth Academic Group analyse issues in childhood studies and education, youth education and training, psychology of education, and inclusive education.

Language Education

The Language Education Academic Group are involved in a range of research, knowledge transfer, and consultancy work in the UK and internationally covering areas in relation to TESOL, EAL, EFL, ESOL and Modern Foreign Languages. 

Teaching and Learning

The Teaching and Learning Academic Group conduct research across four interrelated themes: student learning, teacher education, educational change, and digital learning.


Research is central to everything we do at the School of Education. 

We undertake research into educational policy and practice to inform practitioners and policymakers. Our world leading research ranks in the UK Top 5, as assessed by the Research Excellence Framework 2014. 

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For further information on the School's research programme, contact our Research Support Officer Jouna Ukkonen, or our Director of Research and Innovation.

Leeds Social Sciences Institute

The Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) is a large and vibrant research Institute that works to support and enhance the Social Sciences at Leeds. It fosters interdisciplinary research collaborations and provides training for our postgraduate researchers.

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