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University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is the leading research-led university in the South West peninsular of the UK and was recognised by the prestigious invitation in 2012 to join the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. The result of the 2014 REF exercise confirms Exeter's position as one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities – over 80% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent. More recently, the Leiden University World Rankings 2016, positioned Exeter 35th internationally, 8th in Europe and 6th in the UK. 

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) has over 165 years of experience in Education. We offer a wide range of initial teacher education (PGCE) and postgraduate programmes, for both full-time and part-time study, and are recognised us as one of the top Education research schools in the country. Our international community of teachers and researchers has an excellent record of winning external funding, and our research centres provide structure and support, promoting collaboration and impact. We are currently are ranked:

  • 6th in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research in Education
  • Amongst the top five university providers of initial teacher training in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2015
  • In the Top 150 in the world for Education (QS World University Rankings 2016)

Moreover, the GSE is recognised by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) and Ofsted as an outstanding provider of Primary and Secondary teacher education. For more information please contact Dr Karen Walshe k.s.j.walshe@exeter.ac.uk