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10 reasons for choosing us

We look forward to welcoming you to the Institute of Education, and to sharing with you our many outstanding features and qualities. Here are the top 10:

  1. Internationally renowned
    We are one of the world's leading centres for education and related areas of social science - you will learn from the best.

  2. Top of the tables
    For the second year running the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) has been ranked as the world's number one university for Education in the 2015 QS World University Rankings. In the UK's last Research Assessment Exercise, we topped the league tables for education research.

  3. Leading research
    We attract research funding of over £20 million each year. We host many prestigious research centres and projects, including the Centre for Longitudinal Studies internationally renowned birth cohort studies.

  4. Outstanding teacher training
    All of our initial teacher training programmes were rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in our latest inspection.

  5. Recognised quality
    We are shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education 'University of the Year' Award 2014, a sign that IOE's quality is recognised within the HE sector as well as by our students.

  6. Prestigious Doctoral School
    We host the UK's largest doctoral school in education and related social sciences - nearly 1000 research student enrol each year.

  7. Access to partnerships
    We work jointly with over 600 London schools and have partnerships with many organisations. These include the British Film Institute, the Natural History Museum, the Wellcome Trust, and universities around the world.

  8. Diverse people
    Our current students come from more than 100 countries and many different backgrounds, including teaching, psychology, health, social work and international development.

  9. Great location
     We are located in the heart of London, surrounded by prominent landmarks, cultural destinations and excellent transport links. 

  10. Successful alumni
    Our alumni include government ministers; heads of schools, other educational institutions and NGOs; and Olympians and prize-winning authors.