Institute of Education

Quick Facts

  • Location: Bloomsbury, Central London
  • Main areas of Study: Education & Social Sciences
  • Students from over 100 countries
  • Was originally founded in 1902

Based in the heart of central London, the Institute of Education (IOE) is the UK's leading centre for studies in education and related disciplines.

Part of the University of London, the IOE was founded in 1902 with a mission to pursue excellence in education and the social sciences. Today, our commitment to education excellence remains and the Institute continues to be the UK's leading specialist education university.

The IOE provides an intellectually rich and culturally diverse learning community with students, staff and scholars from over 100 countries. Many of our academic staff are world-renowned researchers in their field, as reflected in the UK government's Research Assessment Exercise which placed the IOE first for education research in the country. Staff conduct research for governments, NGOs and international organisations meaning that the Institute's expertise continually influence and shape educational policy across the world.

The IOE is ranked first nationally for student satisfaction and offers outstanding academic and social facilities for those enrolled. This includes Europe's largest education studies library and newly refurbished accommodation located just three minutes away from our modern campus.

Although training teachers is still an essential part of the IOE's activity, the Institute has developed its role as a leader in national and international education policy and practice and the number one choice for education professionals from around the world to develop themselves and their careers. The Institute offers two undergraduate programmes, 60 flexible masters programmes and has the largest doctoral school in its field in the UK.

For more information, see the IOE interactive brochure or meet us in your country.