Institute of Education, University College London
The IOE is the UK’s leading centre for education and social research – officially rated among the UK’s top 10 research universities, and top in the UK for education research. We generate and promote new ideas in policy and professional practice, grounded firmly in world-class research, consultancy and teaching expertise.
With more than 6,000 students and 800 staff, we are active in every continent, and our scholars are leading world figures in their fields. Founded in 1902 as a teacher training college, the IOE is now a postgraduate college of the University of London. Our distinguished history and current mission are rooted in a commitment to social justice and transforming lives.
- The IOE is rated World Number 1 for Education in the QS 2014 Rankings
- The IOE is number 1 in the UK for education research, and does more top-rated research in education than Oxford, Cambridge, King's, Bristol, Leeds, Exeter, Manchester Metropolitan, Warwick and York combined.
- The IOE was the top-rated university in the UK for student satisfaction in 2013.
- The IOE’s initial teacher education partnership is recognised by Ofsted as 'outstanding' in every criterion across primary, secondary and further education.
- We offer the UK’s widest range of masters and doctoral degrees in education. We have the finest education library in Europe, with free access to the neighbouring University of London library and the British Library.
- We are located in the intellectual and cultural heart of London, in a district called Bloomsbury. The British Museum, London’s most visited tourist attraction, is very close by, as is the British Library. The theatres, restaurants, shops and galleries of London’s West End are within walking distance.
- Our hall of residence has recently been refurbished and offers homely and welcoming accommodation to over 200 students in a prime, central London location.
- Transport links to the IOE are excellent. Russell Square, Kings Cross and Euston stations are all close by, providing access to the London Underground and national rail network. Trains to Europe depart from St Pancras station, a 15-minute walk from the IOE.
- Institute students benefit from the IOE’s own students’ union facilities, and from the University of London Union centre which is close by.
- Notable alumni of the IOE include: Cardinal Francis Arinze, Principal Adviser to Pope John Paul II; Louis de Bernières, novelist and author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin; Lord Paul Myners, former UK government minister; Grace Naledi Pandor, Minister of Education of South Africa; and Dr Wu Ching-Ji, Minister of Education of Taiwan.
+44 207 612 6124
International Office (Room 710)
Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way