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Architecture is a unique Cambridge degree that combines the intellectual challenges of both arts and sciences with the opportunity for creative design. An innovative design programme is balanced with outstanding teaching in the history and philosophy of architecture, contemporary culture and urbanism, as well as construction, structural design and environmental design.

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.


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.

Subject requirements

  • Required: None

  • Highly recommended: Art, Mathematics and/or Physics, an essay-based subject

Mature students and those taking other qualifications are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office, to discuss the entry requirements for their qualifications.

Number of students 

We aim to admit around two students per year.

Admissions assessment

All applicants for Architecture are required to take a Cambridge College-registered admissions assessment, if invited to interview. Further details about the assessment can be found here.


All applicants invited to interview are expected to show a portfolio of recent work but this isn't expected to be work of an architectural nature (eg plans, sections etc).

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