Institute of Education, University of London

London, United Kingdom

No. Students: 7,200
Funding type: Public
Listed programmes:
Type of education:

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The Institute of Education is the only college of the University of London dedicated entirely to education and related areas of social science. It is the UK's leading centre for studies in education and related disciplines.

Our staff of pre-eminent scholars and our talented students make up an intellectually rich learning community. This community reflects our cultural diversity as well as our varied political, philosophical and methodological positions on educational and social scientific thought.

The Institute of Education is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research intensive UK universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching.


First-class research resources

We have Europe's finest education library and archives. Generous opening hours, online entry and user support enable easy access to this rich research resource. Students and staff also benefit from free admission to the vast collections of the University of London library and the British Library, close by.

Lots of campus facilities

On-site facilities at the IOE include: fast, wireless internet access; computer and study rooms; a nursery; a bookshop; cafes; a media suite with audio-visual services; state-of-the-art teacher training workshops and a teaching materials collection. Seminar rooms and lecture halls are well maintained and equipped.

Student life

We want you to make the most of your time here at the Institute, academically and socially. The information in these pages will help you to discover what facilities we offer, and what support is available to you during your studies.

Student Support Centre -Term Time Opening Hours

Monday 9am-5.30pm

Tuesday 11am-5.30pm

Wednesday 9am-5.30pm

Thursday 9am - 5.30pm

Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

To make an appointment to see a specialist support advisor (International, Disability, Welfare and Accommodation) or to get Fees and Funding advice please see our webpage for contact details. Student Support Centre There is also a phone located in the Student Support centre that you can use to call specialist support advisors for a drop in or to inform them of your arrival for an appointment.


IOE has a main hall of residence, John Adams Hall (which comprises the Endsleigh Street building and Endsleigh Gardens building) and two other buildings - Woburn Square and Gordon Square - within walking distance of the campus.

Accommodation for couples and families

The IOE hall of residence and its annexes are able to provide accommodation for couples and families; accommodation may also be available in some of the University of London intercollegiate halls of residence. Students with families, especially from overseas, are advised to come alone in the first instance and to send for their families only when they have found permanent and suitable accommodation.

University of London Intercollegiate Halls of Residence (UoL)

IOE full-time students are eligible to apply for accommodation in the eight University of London intercollegiate halls of residence.

PGCE students

Full-time PGCE students can apply for accommodation in John Adams Hall, Endsleigh Street (40-week contract); in University of London intercollegiate halls of residence; and in University of London Managed Accommodation University of London Property Management Unit.

International students

International students are strongly advised not to arrive in London without first having arranged their accommodation.


The Institute of Education does not inspect accommodation and therefore cannot guarantee the quality of it. Please be aware that application forms are processed initially by the administration team at John Adams Hall. The choice of accommodation rests with the applicant. Should a problem arise during your stay, you are advised to consult the management of your accommodation. If the problem cannot be resolved in this way, please contact Student Support for further guidance

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