Southampton Education School’s Institute for Equity and Effectiveness in Education (IE3) is one of the country’s leading institutes for education research. We were ranked 7 out of 76 in the country for research intensity in the latest UK government assessment of university research quality - REF2014.
Our academics carry out world-leading research in the areas of Inclusion; Mathematics, Science, and Health education; and Educational Policy, including the areas of leadership, school effectiveness, Higher Education, and the sociology of work. We aim to make a real difference to the profession through collaborating with a range of partners, which is why REF2014 ranked us 7th in the country for the impact of our research.
Research within the IE3 is structured both to denote the School's principal research themes, and to reflect wider inter-disciplinary interests.
Three research centres provide support for staff, major funded projects and a range of other research projects as well as providing support and activities for our research students.