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Education Tripos and your career

The Faculty of Education, in consultation with Colleges, has identified the ways in which undergraduates can acquire and develop certain skills and attributes (‘transferable skills’) throughout their University career. These skills can be used beyond students’ university careers and are highly valued by employers. Thinking about and understanding the skills or competencies you have developed from your Cambridge Degree is a crucial aspect to career planning. You will find useful information via the Cambridge Skills Portal.

Education graduates often choose to enter careers relating to education such as policy making and administration in both local and national governments. Graduates can also engage with education through arts and museum education; educational journalism; educational activities within the community (including drama and music); and educational careers within the media and politics.

Careers directly related to your degree include:

Careers where your degree would be useful:

Teaching related opportunities:

The Faculty of Education also offers the opportunity for further academic study at postgraduate level on full or part-time Masters courses, or by entry to the PhD programme.

Graduates further down their career path can be contacted informally using GradLink, giving you the opportunity to learn from individuals who have already taken the steps you might be planning. Current GradLinks on our system with Education degrees have been, or are currently, working as a Head of English, Special Education Teacher, Market Research and a start-up Business.

Each year the Careers Service surveys all graduating students to find out what they are doing six months after graduation. The results of this survey, for each degree subject, can be viewed on the Unistats site.