Education system of Cambridge University

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Enrolling the first course, not all students know what they want to specialize. Unlike many universities in Cambridge offers the opportunity to try their hand at different fields and as soon as the student selects the most interesting for yourself sphere, he can focus on specific subjects. Those. in addition to the compulsory subjects, the student gaining things that he is interested in creating your own unique course. Selection of additional items is not limited to the specialty for which the student received, they can be from any field of science.

Training in Cambridge University consists of the following units:


Covers the basics of the subject, is the starting point for further independent work of students;

At the same time may be present at a lecture to several hundred students;

Lectures are kept by the world's leading experts to ensure relevance and uniqueness of the information.


A more detailed study of the topic;

The number of students at the seminar - 20-30;

Seminars are the same teachers that lecture, however, this format of training involves more active participation of students in the discussion.

Laboratory studies

Included in the schedule of application objects that require skills and techniques practiced in the laboratory;

Some specialties lab exercises included in the exam.


Personal meeting with the curator designed for 1-2 students, at least in the mini-group;

They help to develop the skills of independent learning and involve study of the subject on a deeper level. Individual meetings - an opportunity to ask all the questions on the subject;

Curators - specialists in a particular field, it can be the leading UK specialists or recognized world authorities.

Supervision - the main feature of study at Cambridge. Meeting with the curator lasts 1-2 hours a week, but depending on the frequency of meetings of the course can vary. The format may be different, but, as a rule, each meeting is necessary to prepare an essay on a given topic, which is discussed during the meeting. Curator regularly compile a report on the work of the student, but technically it is not an evaluation of the student, which affects the final score. Therefore, the meeting with the curator - is an opportunity to express their ideas, offer their views on the existing problems and discuss any topic related to the course.

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