Director of Studies:  Dr Jonathan Padley (also associated with Churchill College)

Entry requirements:

A Level: A*AA

IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level

For other qualification and equivalency information please see the main University admissions pages.

Faculty contact details:

01223 767671

Education is one of the most powerful means for change and growth in the modern world. If you’re interested in the psychology, politics or social and cultural contexts of education and learning, you can study it on our Education course.

Education at Cambridge

The course at Cambridge is a rigorous and rewarding interdisciplinary degree. Our course offers a broad, compulsory introduction in the first year, followed by the opportunity to select papers across a range of disciplines in years two and three.

Facilities and resources

The Faculty of Education has excellent resources and state-of-the-art research facilities, including a psychology laboratory and a library that houses one of the UK’s best education collections. Active research forms the foundation of our teaching so you’re taught by academics at the forefront of their fields and who specialise in cutting-edge research.

Further study and professional qualifications

Our course provides excellent preparation for a wide range of Masters and doctoral research programmes, both at Cambridge – each track has close links to related MPhil programmes within the Faculty – and elsewhere.

Alternatively, for those intending to teach, the course provides a foundation from which to proceed to some initial teacher training courses in primary education.

After Cambridge

The career options for graduates are extremely varied and they find employment in a wide range of occupations in the UK and abroad. As well as further study and teaching, our students have gone into research, educational psychology and neuroscience, publishing, and the Civil Service. Others now work in government policy and administration, the media, theatre, heritage and museum education, HR, business and consultancy, charities and NGOs, and international development.