Social Justice, the arts, the learning mind, education and gender, language and literacy, new technologies, values, policy and practice in classrooms across the world - Education at Cambridge offers you fresh perspectives on the key role of education in different societies, past, present and future.
In Education you will study all of the disciplines of education - History, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology - as well as papers that give you an insight into global issues in Education policy. In your subject you will be able to choose from a wide variety of options.
Director of Studies
The Education Tripos is unusual in that it allows you to combine the academic study of education with another subject. Those currently on offer are:
- Biological Sciences
- English with Drama
- Modern Languages
- Physical Sciences
- Religious Studies
Throughout the degree a balance between education and your specialist subject is maintained by the specified number of papers you are required to take in each year. In your first two years you will take papers in education and in your specialist subject, with some degree of choice. This gives you a strong foundation as well as the opportunity to begin to specialise in particular areas. In your final year you can choose either to specialise completely in education or you can continue to take papers in both subjects.
Life after Cambridge
The Education Tripos equips students to enter a wide range of careers relating to education, including policy making; arts and museum education; journalism; educational activities within the community. The emphasis on understanding contemporary issues in society means that the degree can also lead to careers in a range of other areas such as international organisations, charities and the media.
The undergraduate course provides an excellent opportunity for the study of important issues for those intending to teach. To build on this the Faculty offers a 'plus 1 year' route to Qualified Teacher Status for primary or secondary teaching. On successful completion of the degree course students who wish to teach will normally proceed to the Faculty's outstanding PGCE courses.
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