UCL Institute of Education


The UCL Institute of Education is a world-leading school for education and social science. Founded in 1902, we currently have over 7,000 students and 1,000 staff. We are active in every continent.

In the 2014 QS World University Rankings, we were ranked number one for education worldwide. We were shortlisted in the 'University of the Year' category of the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) awards.

We've trained more than 10,000 teachers over the past decade and in January 2014, we were recognised by Ofsted for our 'outstanding' initial teacher training across primary, secondary and further education. 

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, half our research was judged to be world-leading (ie awarded the highest grade of 4*) and we were ranked 1st for research strength in the field of education, across all UK universitites. The findings of our high-quality research have influenced government activity and policy in areas from early years to higher education and workplace learning.

We also specialise in study and research in health, psychology and longitudinal studies, among other areas of social science. Our three birth cohort studies have had a major impact over many years on policy for health, gender equality and young people.