About COSMO

A major new youth cohort study that will provide vital new evidence on how the COVID-19 pandemic affects socio-economic inequalities in life chances.

About the study

COSMO is a major national youth cohort study which is examining the short-, medium- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on educational inequality, wellbeing and social mobility.

Our people

COSMO is led by a team of experts from across education and social mobility research. The team combines world-leading expertise in education, social mobility and the design, management and analysis of longitudinal cohort studies.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to questions on the organisations behind the study, its location and focus, and the way findings will be used.

Study design and data collection

COSMO is a major national longitudinal study which is examining the unequal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the life chances of a generation of young people. Find out more about the study design and how we collect data.