Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

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Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Type Public
Established 2001
Dean Professor Geoff Hayward
Students ~1000
Location Donald McIntyre Building, Hills Road
52°11′12.19″N 0°8′12.51″E / 52.1867194°N 0.1368083°E / 52.1867194; 0.1368083Coordinates: 52°11′12.19″N 0°8′12.51″E / 52.1867194°N 0.1368083°E / 52.1867194; 0.1368083
Campus Urban
Website www.educ.cam.ac.uk

The Faculty of Education, is the School of Education located in Cambridge, UK. It is part of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Cambridge.[1] Established in 2001, the School is a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate study in education, initial teacher education and training encouraging critical reflection and attracting the most able scholars.[citation needed]

Courses at the School include undergraduate programme, masters and doctoral programmes, initial teacher education and training and professional development studies:

  • MPhil (full and part-time)
  • Master of Education (full and part-time)
  • PhD (full and part-time)
  • EdD
  • Undergraduate Education BA
  • Postgraduate Professional Development
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Donald Mcintyre Building, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge


Students at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education also join one of the Cambridge Colleges, which provides a social context for their work and an opportunity to meet students and academics from other disciplines.

The Faculty is situated on Hill's Road, near Homerton College. Its wooden fronted building is a well known landmark in the city.[citation needed]


Library in spring, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

History[edit]

The University of Cambridge Faculty of Education was formed by the merger of three prior departments within the university, the Institute of Education, the Department of Education (initially on Trumpington Street) and the teaching interests of Homerton College. The new Faculty building was designed by Building Design Partnership, and was opened in 2005 by HRH Prince Phillip. It was named the Donald McIntyre Building in 2009.

ITET rankings[edit]

Cambridge is widely regarded as one of the top initial teacher education and training centres in the UK. And we are ranked top for studying Education and for graduate teacher training in the UK 2015.

World university education subject rankings[edit]

The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge has a great international reputation. According to the latest QS World University Rankings in Education 2014, the faculty at Cambridge ranked 5th. In the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework for Education the faculty ranked 5th. [UK REF https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/sites/default/files/Attachments/2014/12/17/x/o/z/sub-14-01.pdf]

Library in winter, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Research Groups and Centres[edit]

Faculty of Education has a number of research groups and research and teaching centres which bring together academics in a variety of fields

The academic groups are:

  • Education, Equality & Development
  • Leadership for Learning
  • Pedagogy, Language, Arts & Culture
  • Psychology & Education
  • Science, Technology & Mathematics

The research and teaching centres are:

Previous research centres:

  • Centre for Commonwealth Education[3] (see also OER4Schools programme)

References[edit]

  1. ^ School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge, retrieved 2010-10-06 
  2. ^ http://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/centres/real/
  3. ^ http://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/centres/archive/cce/

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