Education is the study of human development at the individual, institutional, cultural, and sociopolitical levels. The course provides excellent preparation for postgraduate research, or for those who intend to teach, a strong foundation for teacher training in primary education.


Number of students per year
Typical offer

A*AA at A-level, or 7 7 6 (42+ overall) in the IB. For other qualifications, please see the University entrance requirements page.

Essential subjects


Useful subjects

A social science subject (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, Economics) and/or humanities subject (e.g. English Literature, History). For more details about the pathway, please visit the University subject website.

Written work

Two pieces of written work will be required. These should be in essay format (not science coursework or a timed exam) and can be extracted from an EPQ. The essay should not be written specially for the occasion and should have been marked by a member of your school/college staff, if possible.

Education at Clare

In joining the energetic and enthusiastic Education community at Clare you will encounter both undergraduate and graduate students engaged in learning about and developing education in a variety of contexts and cultures.

Education at Clare will introduce you to both policy and practice through the society of students and Fellows, and opportunity to explore ideas within one of the most beautiful of Cambridge Colleges.

The library is well stocked with Education texts and with the University library literally right next door to Clare College, you have access to thousands of resources in Education which will  stimulate and support your exploration of one of the most significant subjects you can encounter.

Visit the University's subject page for more information.