- Typical intake per year: 3
- Typical offer: A*AA for A Level or 40-42 points with 776 at Higher Level for IB
- Required subjects: None
- Useful preparation: Mathematics, Physics, Art
- Admissions assessment: Yes, required at Queens' - a Cambridge College Registered Assessment
- Submitted work: Yes, required at Queens'
The Cambridge Architecture degree combines the intellectual challenges of both arts and sciences with the opportunity to explore the possibilities of creative design. The BA (Hons) course provides exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 1 and it is possible to complete all of your architectural qualifications (ARB/RIBA Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) in Cambridge. As at other RIBA-recognised architecture schools, studio work accounts for a significant proportion of the marks each year. Studio work takes up most of the teaching time and involves design projects, resulting in a portfolio, which is submitted at the end of the year. The remaining marks are made up from other forms of coursework (dissertations, etc); prospective students should be aware that details of courses are subject to change and revision, in reaction to changes in practice and new discoveries in research.
All first years travel abroad for a field trip at Easter. Other trips are available throughout the course.
Information about the course structure, departmental teaching arrangements, offered topics and options can be found on the University of Cambridge website: Architecture Course Outline
Architecture at Queens'
At Queens', weekly supervisions with the Director of Studies take place in College in the first year, as well as twice-weekly 1:1 studio supervisions in the Faculty. Supervisions by specialists also take place weekly in second and third years and there are again twice-weekly 1:1 studio supervisions in the Faculty. These arrangements are standard in the Faculty.
Architecture at Queens' is supported by the Seear Fund.