Design

The information below is provisional for entry in 2025.

Entry Details

  • Typical intake per year:  2

  • Minimum offer level
    A Level:  A*AA
    IB:  41-42 points with 776 at Higher Level

  • Subject requirements
    A Level:  A* in Mathematics
    IB:  7 in Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches

  • Useful preparation:  Physics, Art, an essay-based subject

  • Admissions assessment:  To be confirmed, see University admissions assessment pages

  • Submitted work:  Yes, required at Queens' 

Course Details

Design combines architecture, engineering and materials science in one degree, giving you the opportunity to design solutions which directly deal with environmental and societal challenges. You will learn how choices of materials and technology can be used to create small and large-scale building projects and how these decisions can influence people, cultures, economies and the natural world. Many of the courses are taught with Architecture, but Design offers the opportunity to explore the technical side of design in much greater depth and will lead to partial professional accreditation in both architecture and engineering.

Studio work will take up most of the teaching time and will be assessed at the end of each term through the combination of a portfolio, presentations and coursework. Your design projects will be exhibited at the end of each year. The rest of the curriculum will include lectures, seminars, workshops and supervisions to build on the practical and professional skills which can be used in your design projects. These will be assessed through coursework.

The admissions requirements for Design are similar to those for Architecture, with the additional requirement of Mathematics in recognition of the greater technical content in the degree. Further Mathematics is not required.

Information about the course structure, departmental teaching arrangements, offered topics and options can be found on the University of Cambridge website: Design Course Outline

Design at Queens'

It is anticipated that there will be close ties between students studying Architecture and Design within the College.

Academic and Teaching Staff

  Professor James Campbellsee also James W.P. Campbell MA DipArch PhD (Cantab) RIBA IHBC FSA | Department of Architecture

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