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.
At undergraduate level you can study early childhood studies, education studies or for those who want to teach, the Bachelor of Education (with QTS)Learn about our undergraduate courses
“A wonderful opportunity to grow and develop research and teaching skills in a superbly supportive environment” – Third year PhD in Education student.Find more information about our postgraduate programmes
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
University Practice Settings
The University Practice Settings (UPS) group includes a variety of education settings such as alternative, special education and mainstream education and we actively promote a diverse range to match our research expertise and student interests.
Working closely to collaborate on promoting research, developing pedagogy and enhancing the learners’ experienceFind out more about the University Practice Settings initiative
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 out more about the tests and discover available resources
Teaching and learning courses and qualifications
Physical education and sports – courses and qualificationsFind out more about our courses and qualifications
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
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) ITE Programme Leader
Deputy Head of Institute
Dr Julie Anderson
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Postgraduate Professional Development
Associate Director for postgraduate programmes
Dr Valerie Huggins
Associate Head of Institute
Mr Philip Medway
Lecturer in Primary Education (SEN)
Mr Miles Opie
Student and Staff Engagement Champion
Staff and Student Engagement Champion