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.

Course Requirements

  • No subject-specific entrance requirements

  • A range of British and international qualifications in both science and the humanities may be acceptable

  • 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

  • Most applicants are required to take a subject-specific written admission assessment, either pre-interview or at interview. These assessments are designed to supplement the information in your application and provide a gauge of your abilities - to assess skills, such as comprehension and thinking skills, and levels of knowledge and understanding, relevant to your course. Read more on the University's website here.

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