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University of Cambridge

Education

UCAS Code: X300

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Typical A Level offer: A*AA Some Colleges require: A Level in a subject relevant to the track you want to study

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

40-42

776 at Higher Level Some Colleges require: Higher Level in a subject relevant to the track you want to study

UCAS Tariff

152

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42%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Education studies

At Cambridge, as well as being a member of the University, you're also a member of a College. All Colleges admit students for a wide range of different courses and so you will have a number of Colleges to choose from - or if you really don’t mind you can make an Open application and we will allocate one to you. You can use the course options tab above to navigate through the different Colleges which offer this course.

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. The course at Cambridge is a rigorous and rewarding interdisciplinary degree. You follow one of three tracks - Education, Psychology and Learning; Education, Policy and International Development; or Education, English, Drama and the Arts - combining in-depth study of a particular field of interest with an examination of wider educational and social issues.

The Uni


Course locations:

St Edmund's

St John's

Hughes Hall

Lucy Cavendish

Queens'

Selwyn

Downing

Homerton

Wolfson

Clare

Pembroke

Open application

Christ's

Churchill

Fitzwilliam

Jesus

Emmanuel

Robinson

Magdalene

Gonville & Caius

Department:

Single Tier Structure

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
A

After graduation


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Education

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

100%
med
Employed or in further education
9%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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