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Education at Cambridge

There are three tracks through which you can study Education at Cambridge: Education, Psychology and Learning; Education, Policy and International Development; and Education, English, Drama and the Arts. For more information about these three pathways, see the Faculty website.

Faculty of Education

Education at Churchill

A great advantage of studying at Churchill is that you would be in residence on our single College site for the whole of your three years with us. Churchill has all its sporting and accommodation facilities on a peaceful site in large grounds, a few minutes cycle ride from the city centre and at the heart of the new West Cambridge building plans. Another advantage is that you would study with a wide mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students. If you have a passion for understanding how our education system came to be as it is and to speculate about where it is going, then you will have plenty of students (not studying Education) with whom to discuss the latest sound bites.


Churchill welcomes applicants for Education, with admission arrangements and requirements being like to other Cambridge degrees. If your application is successful, you would be accepted by one of the Colleges that takes undergraduates. If appropriate, you could also be admitted as an affiliated or mature student.

Subject pre-requisites

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Standard entry requirements

Written assessments

Cambridge University uses a system of common format written assessments, specifically tailored to each subject. These give us valuable additional evidence of your academic ability, knowledge base, and potential to succeed at Cambridge. For more information about written assessments in this subject, click on:

Written assessments

Written work

We will ask you to submit two examples of teacher-marked written work which demonstrate analytical, critical, and extended argument.  


For more information and for all admissions enquiries, please contact the Admissions Office.

Admissions Office


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Director of Studies

Dr Timothy Oates

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