The BA in Architecture combines the intellectual rigour common to all Cambridge degrees with a strong focus on creative design, and studio work accounts for over half the marks awarded. The course is approved by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), and carries exemption from the Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) Part 1 examinations; successful graduates may go on to take a RIBA validated MPhil and Part 3 professional practice course.


Please note that Architecture is not available as an affiliated entry course.

Further information about the course can be found on the Department and University websites.

Typical offers require 

  • A Level: A*AA
  • IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level 

For other qualifications, see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.

Course Requirements

  • No subject-specific entrance requirements

  • Mathematics and/or Physics is helpful, but not essential, and Art tends to provide a better preparation for the Cambridge course than subjects such as Design and Technology.

Admissions Assessment

  • All applicants for Architecture are required to take written and practical assessments at interview.

  • Further details about the assessments can be found on the University website here.


  •  All applicants invited to interview are expected to show a portfolio of recent work at the interview but this isn't expected to be work of an architectural nature.

  • Further information about the portfolio can be found on the University website here.

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