As well as conducting research into many aspects of education, with Plymouth Institute of Education you can undertake a wide range of Masters, Doctoral and CPD programmes, with flexible study options to suit your needs.
Undergraduate courses with Plymouth Institute of Education
At undergraduate level you can study early childhood studies, education studies or for those who want to teach, the Bachelor of Education (with QTS)
The courses are typically offered via a variety of seminars, lectures and workshops helping you become confident working within an education settingLearn about our undergraduate courses
Postgraduate programmes with Plymouth Institute of Education
“A wonderful opportunity to grow and develop research and teaching skills in a superbly supportive environment”- Third year PhD in Education student.
The Masters in Education (IMP) meets individual needs at M-level. Further study involves two doctoral programmes: Professional Doctorate (EdD) or PhD.Find more information about our postgraduate programmes
QTS skills tests support
If you apply for any course leading to a teaching qualification in early years, primary or secondary education, you will have to take the Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy before you can enrol on the course.Find our more about the tests and discover available resources
Initial Teacher Education With Plymouth Institute of Education
We are the only University in the south-west of England to provide the full range of teacher training from early years to further education.
There are three PGCE courses (Primary and Early Years, Secondary and Further Education), related School Direct routes and the Bachelor of EducationView our Initial Teacher Education programmes
Teaching and learning courses and qualifications
Physical education and sports - courses and qualificationsFind out more about our courses and qualifications
Are you responsible for leading learning in your organisation?
This doctoral level programme is an amazing opportunity to study education at a deeper level and expand your knowledge of how learning works.Find out more about our doctoral programme
Do you aspire to a research career in academia, government or business? If so, this would be the most appropriate route for you.
This full time or part time doctoral programme is suitable for people who have a particular research question or topic in mind.Find out more about our PhD in Education
Research with Plymouth Institute of Education
Our wide-ranging areas of expertise put us right at the heart of educational research nationally and internationally.Find out about our research
Plymouth Institute of Education international opportunities
Plymouth Institute of Education sees working with students and institutions from around the globe as central to its core activities.
We welcome international collaboration and have set up links with other countries to share and explore ways of improving professional practice.Find out more about our international activities
Dr Megan Crawford
There has been a lot of great work done here in recent years - we have first-rate lecturers, researchers and students who can take Plymouth’s reputation as an educator of educators to a whole new level.
Dr Megan Crawford is Director of the Plymouth Institute of Education.Learn more about Dr Megan Crawford
Professor Megan Crawford
Director of Plymouth Institute of Education
- Director of Institute
Dr Beth Gompertz
- Deputy Head of Institute
Dr Julie Anderson
Associate Head of School (Pgrad)
- Associate Director for postgraduate programmes
Dr Valerie Huggins
Associate Head of School (Undergraduate)
- Associate Head of Institute
Professor Garry Hornby
Professor of Education & Associate Head (Research)