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Course Overview

Social justice, the arts, the learning mind, education and gender, language and literacy, new technologies, values - and policy and practice in classrooms across the world: Education at Cambridge offers fresh perspectives on the key role of education in different societies; past, present and future. You will study every discipline of education – history, philosophy, psychology and sociology – and gain an insight into global issues in education policy. The Education degree is a flexible interdisciplinary programme. The Faculty of Education has excellent resources and facilities within a purpose-built building, designed to support teaching, learning and research. There is a library that houses an extensive collection of material on education and related fields. Find out more about the course here.

The Benefits of Education at Fitzwilliam College

Students on the Education Tripos at Fitzwilliam benefit from the interdisciplinary community of students and fellows, can access travel and support funds to enable them to obtain further experience relevant to their chosen Tripos track, and become members of a group of Education scholars researching a range of topics in a variety of international contexts.

Facts and Figures

Average intake each year: 2-3

Typical A Level offer: A*AA

Typical IB offer: 40 – 42 points with 776 at Higher Level

We may modify offers to take account of individual circumstances.

Essential subjects: None

Useful subjects: Any combination of subjects, which could include arts, humanities, sciences or social sciences, but at least one essay-based subject is recommended.

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit two pieces of written work as part of their application. Candidates shortlisted for interview will take a written assessment, and can normally expect two interviews.

Director of Studies

Dr Sonia Ilie

Find Out More

Every year, the College runs an Arts and Humanities Taster Day for Year 12 (England and Wales), S5 (Scotland), Year 13 (Northern Ireland) or equivalent students. More information about this event will be posted in autumn.

If you want to find out about our open days or visiting the College, see here.

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