Head of School of Education
Dr Sam McGuinness
Head of School


Visit Us: B213
Coleraine Campus

General Enquiries:
+44 (0)28 7012 4719


PGCE Enquiries:
+44 (0)28 7012 4140


Email Us: socsci@ulster.ac.uk

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Welcome to the School of Education

Information on the website is here to help the prospective student or researcher make the right decision when selecting their course or supervisor. However, if you have any questions please refer to the staff list at the end and get in touch with the relevant person who can help you.

I look forward to welcoming new students in September, bright and eager to improve their opportunities for future life.


The mission of the University of Ulster’s School of Education is to empower its students, staff and associates to achieve excellence in the pedagogy and practice of education and in related areas of social science and research. The School of Education seeks to maintain the highest standards of academic rigour in all its work, and to make a positive contribution to the development of the individual, society and the economy, both locally and globally, facing the challenges of change.

The School promotes and facilitates:

  1. high quality, research-informed teaching (including undergraduate, postgraduate and community and life-long learning teaching programmes);
  2. high quality educational and social science research and scholarship of national and international relevance and significance;
  3. high quality  professional development and practice–based scholarship which supports and enhances educational policy and practice, both locally and internationally.

If you would like to learn more about how we can help further your studies and career opportunities, please contact us.