About Us

Welcome to the School of Education.

Our School was founded in 1892, and is one of the longest-established Education departments in the UK. Our mission is to combine the best of our traditions for academic excellence with the most up-to date methods in teaching, student engagement and research.

Whether you decide to study with us on a full or part-time basis, you will be developing from strength to strength. The School offers a wide range of courses, such as Childhood studies, Education, PGCE Secondary level, Continuing Professional development courses for teachers at masters level and Research degrees in Education.

So why choose Aberystwyth's School of Education?

Aberystwyth is a vibrant, cosmopolitan bilingual university town, nestled  between the rolling Cambrian mountains and the stunning coastline of Cardigan Bay. You will be part of a campus university with its own sports centre, a busy Arts Centre; and you will be next door to the National Library of Wales, only one in five copyright libraries in the UK.

Our students are the heart of the School of Education, and they tell us that they love the friendly and supportive atmosphere that we have created her. In the 2017 National Student Survey, the School of Education was ranked second in the UK for Education and as a department we achieved 98% overall satisfaction. There is no doubt that your time here with us at Aberystwyth University will be a memorable and fantastic experience.

Our exciting and work place relevant degree schemes are highly regarded by both students and employers. Just this year an incredible 100% of our graduates were in employment or further study 6 months after graduation that is 3% higher than the national (HESA, 2017).  This demonstrates that our innovative teaching gives you a smooth transition from campus to career.

Take the time to browse through our webpages and find out more about our courses on offer. If you have any questions, please do get in touch with, our contact details are located on the Contact Us option.  If you’ve never visited Aberystwyth, take the time and come along to one of our Open Days so that you can see why we’re rated one of the best Universities in the UK for student satisfaction, and meet some of the staff who’ll be your mentors and guides during your time with us.