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University of Northampton


The University of Northampton is a higher education institution in the heart of England, providing undergraduate and postgraduate education to over 14,000 students in the fields of Education & Humanities, Business & Law, Technology & the Creative Industries and Health & Society. The University is committed to delivering outstanding life-changing opportunities in education, underpinned by a culture of research and social enterprise. It is one of the top four UK Universities for employability (Destination of Higher Education Leavers, 2015) and the first UK University to be awarded ‘Ashoka U Changemaker’ status in recognition of its commitment to driving positive change through education, research and social enterprise.

The Faculty of Health and Society brings together expertise in the health and social sciences to deliver innovative Research Council, EU funded research. The faculty’s interdisciplinary focus ensures that it can address a wide range of real-world problems, collaborating with other universities, health and social care providers, service users and stakeholders to ensure innovative, evidence–based solutions. Discipline based expertise is supported by the full breadth of research expertise, including qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. We specialise in user- centred engagement, co-production and participatory methods, including with children, vulnerable and marginalised communities.

The Faculty of Education and Humanities provides teacher education and training in Early Years and Secondary education, Master’s Level programmes and PhD studentships. Many students within the faculty are already working within education, from teaching assistants to head teachers, ensuring that the department is connected with the real needs of schools and teachers. Staff are actively immersed in practice and work in collaboration with schools and governing bodies, providing training, consultation and advice locally and internationally. The department has strong ties with UK schools and across Europe (e.g. Greece, the Baltic States, Italy, Malta) and worldwide (e.g. India, Thailand, Australia and Brazil) through its research and teaching. The Centre for Education and Research (CeSNER) is based within the School of Education and allows active researchers to collaborate on a broad range of subjects and topic areas.