Studying with us

Undergraduate students in seminar

As an undergraduate student in the School of Education, you’ll become part of a thriving learning community and be taught by academic experts, with access to state-of-the-art learning facilities.

Tailoring your studies

We recognise the growing demand for experienced professionals with a broad knowledge base. Within most years of study, you can choose a number of optional modules from across the school, allowing you to tailor your degree to your own interests and career ambitions.

You’ll also have the opportunity to explore modules beyond your degree subject. Our discovery modules offer hundreds of possibilities and incorporating one of these modules into your studies is a great way of pursuing your interests or exploring something new. Discovery modules are subject to timetabling and eligibility.

I really like the fact that you are not limited to studying modules only relating to your degree. I have chosen beginners Japanese as my discovery module and, although it is challenging, it is great to do something completely unrelated to my main course of study.

Catherine Denham, BA (Hons) Childhood Studies, 2017

Sharing our expertise

Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research impact and expertise. As a student in the School, your learning will be enriched by some of the brightest minds in your field of study, and you'll benefit from being taught by those directly responsible for shaping policy and practice.

Discover more about our research and expertise.

Supporting your development

Whilst encouraging you to become a self-motivated learner, our staff will guide you through your studies and help you to develop the skills to become an independent critical thinker.

You'll be assigned a personal tutor, who you'll meet with regularly. They’ll help shape your academic and personal development; providing comprehensive support in meeting your goals and ensuring you get the most out of your time at university.

From your first year to your finals, you’ll also benefit from a range of support in academic skills and study techniques via Skills@Library.


At Leeds we’re continually investing in the best facilities to support you in your studies, including:

  • Four libraries which are home to over 2.8 million books and journals, including dedicated study spaces.
  • Over 1500 PCs (with some accessible 24/7) and free Wi-Fi across campus.
  • Minerva, the University’s Virtual Learning Environment where you can access electronic copies of lecture handouts, links to additional study resources, and watch podcasts of lectures.
  • The Language Centre which offers a broad range of language training and preparation courses. They also run the Language Zone — a resource for all students interested in learning a new language, or keeping up an old one – with language learning materials in over 40 languages.

Read more about academic facilities at the University of Leeds.

Enrichment opportunities

Choosing your degree is only the first step. As part of our thriving student community, you'll have many opportunities to enhance and enrich your time as a student.

This could mean getting involved in a range of clubs and societies, applying to study abroad, undertaking a work placement or pursuing a business idea as an entrepreneur - all contributing to your personal development and employability prospects.

Find out more about enrichment opportunities.

Lisa Fielding BA (Hons) Childhood Studies

View profile for Lisa Fielding
“The support offered by the School of Education is brilliant. As the school is quite small, everyone gets to know each other and there is a real feeling that all of the staff are invested in your wellbeing.”
View Profile for Lisa Fielding