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 Primary and Secondary level, continuous 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.

The School of Education has a wide range of degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. We offer degrees in Childhood Studies and Education all of which will guarantee you an interview for our PGCE courses. The School also hosts a large number of Joint Honours and Major/ Minor degree combinations. This means that you can study Childhood Studies or Education alongside another academic subject. 

From September 2019, the School of Education will be delivering Primary and Secondary PGCE training. The new Initial Teacher Training courses will be innovative and will truly focus on the your school placement at both Primary and Secondary level. Browse our webpages and find out more about our  partnered Primary and Secondary schools.

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 here. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide has ranked the School of Education in the top 10 in the UK for the subject area of Education (Good University Guide 2019).  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 98% of our graduates were in employment or further study 6 months after graduation (HESA 2018).  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.