A photo of Samia KhanAs the Associate Dean of Research, I would like to personally welcome you to explore our research and scholarship web pages. The importance of research at University of Dundee is apparent. The University of Dundee ranks among the very best in research in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018). In the Research Excellence Framework, the University of Dundee ranked first in the UK for biological sciences and was top for the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and Art & Design in Scotland (REF, 2014). We have also been named among Europe’s 25 most innovative universities (Reuters, 2017), reflecting the strength of our research and development activities. ‌

Within this context, the School of Education and Social Work is in the top 25 (2018, THE World Rankings by subject, Education and country). The University’s overall position as the UK’s most research-intensive medium-sized university fosters a wonderful environment for academics and emerging scholars. We invite you to join us. 

We have three main academic areas within the School in which to study a graduate degree: Education, Social Work, and Community Education. You can find out about your options for doing research at a graduate level on our Research Study page. We suggest that you initiate contact with potential supervisors as a first step. 

We conduct research in the areas of Education, Social Work, Community Education, and Life Transitions. Our School has also developed cross-cutting academic themes entitled: Pedagogy, Practice, Peripheries, and Educational & Life Transitions. These themes help us to foster rich cross-disciplinary dialogue, form new research clusters, and engage in active scholarship among all of our staff and students. Find out more about each of our research themes

Professor Samia Khan
Associate Dean of Research
School of Education and Social Work