About us

The Department of Education and Childhood at UWE Bristol is a vibrant community committed to enhancing and transforming the lives of our students, and the children, young people and adults they work with.

We run a variety of courses in early childhood and education studies and are one of the largest providers of initial teacher training and continuing professional development in the region.

For graduates, we offer PGCEs in Early Years, Primary, or Secondary and we have been judged by Ofsted to provide high-quality courses across our teacher education provision.

For qualified professionals we run a very successful MA Education programme, and a Professional Doctorate in Education. 

Experienced tutors and leading researchers and practitioners in their fields teach in the department. We have excellent facilities and a range of flexible study areas and online learning tools for students.

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Placement offers and documentation

  • Information for schools and colleges about becoming a partner and how to offer placement opportunities.
  • Placement handbooks and resources for students and teachers.
Placement documents and partnership information
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Research in the Department

There is strength and diversity in the programme of research in Education and Childhood at UWE Bristol. A broad range of substantive areas of enquiry is sponsored by a wide range of funding bodies. 

Our aim is to address educational issues from early childhood throughout the life course.

The core goal is to promote social justice and create sustainable futures through the research, teaching and knowledge exchange activities of Department staff, associates and postgraduate researchers.

More about our research
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News and events


Find out all the latest from the Department of Education and Childhood.


Find out what education events are taking place across the University and how you can take part.