How do people learn? How can we get them to change for the better? These two questions – broadly speaking – have fascinated people for thousands of years, and a cluster of academic disciplines have grown up to answer them. Some – such as Education – deal with the wider philosophical questions around learning, and upon the quality of formal and informal education, while others – such as Training and Counselling – have more specific focus upon professional fields where pedagogy plays an important role. All of the disciplines in this space are applied; although it is possible to develop a route into theoretical discussions through choosing degrees with a research-element. Due to the applied nature of this space, many universities offer degrees that incorporate professional accreditation of some description – as a Councillor, or Teacher, for example. If this is something that would meet your career requirements, make sure to check that this is part of what is on offer.