Education Education is one of the most powerful cultural currents of change and growth in the modern world. This degree, not solely for those who wish to teach, focuses on the academic study of education through philosophy, psychology, sociology and history. Education at Cambridge Education, as a major social science in its own right, explores our intellectual, social and psychological development. It examines the historical contexts shaping educational ideas and movements, and the underlying philosophical principles and political beliefs promoting notions of meritocracy, equality, social inclusion, poverty alleviation and human rights. The Education Tripos is an exciting, interdisciplinary joint Honours degree designed to give you the opportunity to engage in the intensive study of education, while developing knowledge of your chosen combination subject. The balance between education and your combination subject is maintained throughout the degree, with a wide range of papers to choose from within both Faculties. Facilities and resources The Faculty of Education has excellent resources and state-of-the-art research facilities, including a psychology observation laboratory and a library that houses one of the UK’s best education collections. Active research forms the foundation of our teaching. You’re taught by academics who are at the forefront of their fields and who specialise in cutting-edge educational research.
Professional qualifications and further study The Education Tripos is not just for those who may wish to teach. However, it does provide an excellent foundation for teacher training and many students proceed to one of the Faculty’s outstanding one-year PGCE courses on graduation (see the Faculty website). The Faculty of Education also offers a number of exciting opportunities for further academic study at postgraduate level through a diverse range of Masters courses and doctoral research programmes. After Cambridge The career options for an Education graduate are extremely varied and they find employment in a wide range of occupations and fields in the UK and abroad. Many have gone into academic research, educational psychology and neuroscience, publishing, teaching and the Civil Service, along with those now working in government policy and administration, journalism and the wider media, theatre, community arts, heritage and museum education, management and HR, business and consultancy, charities and NGOs, and international development. Many graduates also pursue careers associated with their combination subject.
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Typical offers require
Duration Three years
IB 40-41 points, with 776 at Higher Level
2014 entry Applications per place: 3 Number accepted: 35
A Level A*AA Other qualifications See p143-5 No specific subjects required by all Colleges Some Colleges require A Level/IB Higher Level in the subject you want to study with Education, Mathematics
Colleges Available at all Colleges except Corpus Christi, Girton, King’s, Murray Edwards, Newnham, Pembroke, Peterhouse, St Catharine’s, Sidney Sussex, Trinity and Trinity Hall The following Colleges admit for only some Education courses (see College pages): Emmanuel, Queens’ and Robinson Location Map reference N (see p152-3)
University of Cambridge Undergraduate Prospectus 2016 Entry