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Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #3 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Education programme offered by the University of Cambridge is a rewarding interdisciplinary degree that allows you to combine the study of educational and social issues with one of three specialist areas: the psychology of learning, international development or English, drama and the arts.
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Education is one of our most powerful means of change and growth in the modern world. On the Education programme offered by the University of Cambridge, you follow one of three tracks, studying Education alongside your chosen field of interest, which will include the opportunity to study in other Faculties relevant to your chosen track.

The Education, Psychology and Learning track focuses on education from a psychological perspective, exploring human development and education in a variety of social and cultural environments. This track is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

In Education, Policy and International Development you consider historical and contemporary discussions concerning these areas and education’s role in economic and social change.

Education, English, Drama and the Arts are the study of English literature with key issues in education – such as debates around creativity, learning, and culture – while giving you the option of studying practical drama.

Facilities and resources

The Faculty of Education has excellent resources and facilities within a purpose-built building, designed to support teaching, learning, and research. There are a psychology laboratory and a library that houses an extensive collection of material on education and related fields. 

Active research forms the foundation of our teaching so you're taught by academics at the forefront of their fields and who specialize in cutting-edge research.

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Debates in Education – introducing major themes in education and Faculty research
  • Language, Communication, and Literacies – exploring the social, psychological and material context within which spoken language and literacy are developed
  • Education, Psychology, and Learning – Education, Neuroscience, and Society
  • Education, Policy and International Development – Critical Debates in Education, Policy and International Development
  • Education, English, Drama and the Arts – either Children’s Literature; Performance, Education and Society; or Shakespeare

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to take the pre-interview written assessment
  • Candidates academic record and forecast grades in school-leaving examinations
  • Examples of recent written work submitted to the College to which they are applying

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19197 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19197 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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