An Introduction to the UCL Institute of Education, University College London

Founded in 1902, the UCL Institute of Education is a world-class centre of excellence for research, initial teacher education and higher degrees in education offering an unrivalled range of part-time, full-time and distance-learning postgraduate programmes. The scale and excellence of this research attract pre-eminent scholars and talented students to the UCL Institute of Education to create an intellectually rich and diverse learning community.


The UCL Institute of Education is situated in the heart of the Bloomsbury campus of the University of London an area notable for the Bloomsbury group of artists, philosophers and writers who lived and worked here in the early twentieth century.

Getting to and from the UCL Institute of Education is easy with Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras underground and main line rail stations all within walking distance. The nearest underground station, Russell Square (Piccadilly line), is just a 5-minute walk from the UCL Institute of Education and there are also excellent bus connections.


In addition to the UCL Institute of Education student union and new cafe, students can use the on-campus University of London union with its cafeteria, bar, theatre workshop, swimming pool, gymnasium and badminton and squash courts. The nearby Brunswick Centre boasts numerous cafés, restaurants, shops and a cinema. Russell Square has its own café and is a welcome alternative space for relaxing. London’s cultural centre, with its numerous cinemas, art galleries, museums, theatres and its shops (Covent Garden, Oxford Street, Regent Street and Soho), is within walking distance or a short bus ride away.