Architecture is the study of the design and function of buildings.
Below you will find information about the specific degree course offered by Cambridge University to study Architecture, how to prepare, and how Oxbridge Interviews can help you with your application.BOOK COURSE
Cambridge University offer a three-year-long Architecture degree.
The course is highly competitive, with only 11% of applications successful. To be offered a place, you generally need to get A*AA at A Level (or equivalent). Some colleges require applicants to be study Higher Mathematics or Physics A Level, or equivalent. Check the individual college’s website before applying.
Oxford University doesn’t offer a degree in architecture.
However, Oxford Brookes University – a completely separate institution – is home to the highly prestigious Oxford School of Architecture.
To prepare for your Architecture application, you must demonstrate your motivation for the subject and specific interests. You can do this by reading beyond your school curriculum. Our interviewers recommend:
- 'Why we build' by Rowan Moore
- 'Experiencing Architecture - 2nd Edition’ by Steen Eiler Rasmussen
Practice interviews for Architecture applications are critical. You wouldn’t sit an exam without doing a mock, so don’t place yourself in an interview without having experienced a practice interview first.
Applicants to Architecture at Cambridge are required to submit a Portfolio and sit an at-interview Architecture Admissions Assessment, if invited to interview.Learn more about the Architecture Admissions Assessment