School of Education and Lifelong Learning

Our School is driven by research and scholarship. We are home to the UNESCO Chair in Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation.

We are known for our work in pedagogy, curriculum and professional learning, both in schools and higher education. We research the impact of physical education, as well as lifelong learning cultures in contexts including families, pre-school learning, and gaming. Our school is also home to the LIT Educational Hub, offering scholarship, educational opportunities, and research opportunities to partner universities worldwide.

We offer major undergraduate courses in Education and in Physical Education, Sport and Health. At postgraduate level we have a growing range of specialist full-time and part-time Master's courses, including Leadership and Management in Education, TESOL, and Second Language Learning and Mathematics Education.

Our teacher education courses prepare postgraduates for work in primary and secondary schools, and are highly-rated by Ofsted. Students spend significant time in schools, working in partnership with mentors and subject specialists.

We also have a thriving doctoral community, with PhD students from across the world.





School of Education and Lifelong Learning

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11 Jul 2023

England’s public libraries generate £3.4bn in value every year

England’s public libraries generate value of at least £3.4bn each year, according to a landmark analysis by economists from the University of East Anglia

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24 Mar 2023

More support needed for children with disabilities using the Internet

Children with disabilities need better support to manage their online lives and potential online risks, finds UEA researcher.

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17 Feb 2023

NHS ‘world first’ video game helps UK schools teach science

The world’s first diabetes research video game has now been developed into free Lesson Plans for use in UK primary schools, with help from academics at the...

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07 Dec 2022

UEA research project supporting the use of technology to improve teacher experiences gains funding boost 

A new University of East Anglia (UEA) research project supporting the use of technology to improve the experiences of teachers has received a funding boost from...

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