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Applying for the BA in Education

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Entry requirements

A Level grades and equivalent

The standard offer for the Education Tripos is A*AA at A level (or equivalent, e.g. 40-42 points at IB with 776 at Higher Level), in line with other Cambridge degrees. 

Qualifications other than A Level

For other qualification and equivalency information please see the main University admissions pages. Students studying for qualifications other than A level e.g. Scottish Highers, the International Baccalaureate, American High School Diploma etc. should contact individual college admissions offices.

Do you need qualifications in specific subjects?

There are no specific subjects that are required by all Colleges. However, we strongly recommend at least one essay-based subject (or a subject that involves writing an extended piece of work) as the degree involved writing a lot of essays and having recent experience of long-form writing will be valuable.

Application Procedure

To apply to Cambridge, you will need to submit an application to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Once received, your application will be forwarded to a Cambridge College for consideration.

Applicants from outside of EU

Applicants from outside the EU also need to submit a Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA)

Deadlines for application

Please remember that the deadline for the UCAS application (and the Cambridge Overseas Application Form where appropriate) is the 15th October. There is an earlier deadline for applicants wishing to be interviewed overseas and a later deadline for mature applicants studying on one year courses.

Please visit the University website for more information on the admissions procedure at Cambridge.

Admissions assessment

For 2023 entry, some Colleges may require applicants for Education to take a written assessment at interview, if interviewed. This will be at the discretion of the College, so applicants should contact their chosen College for more information.

International Applicants

Cambridge is a great place to study at as international student. The Faculty of Education is a truly diverse Faculty and we very much welcome applicants from overseas. 

Some of the application and financial arrangements differ for international applicants. The University website offers further guidance for international applicants.

Further Information

Please visit the University of Cambridge web page for further information on Education courses at Cambridge.