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Architecture

A creative subject which encompasses a variety of other subjects and themes.
βŒ›οΈLast updated: April 18, 2020, 9:23 a.m.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Architecture.

Overview

Overview πŸ”— This is the Architecture selection of the University undergraduate prospectus. The most important information about the course is here, including entry requirements, course structure, and prerequisites.

Faculty website πŸ”— This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources. The most important of them is the Faculty of Architecture undergrad prospectus πŸ”— 🌟 which gives a general overview of what studying Architecture at Cambridge is like.

Unofficial Prospectus πŸ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University Student Union; it’s written based on students’ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as an Architecture student is like, compared to official materials.

More

Cambridge University Architecture Society πŸ”— Have a look at what kind of events ArcSoc are holding, including life drawing classes and lectures from practising architects.

e-archiect: Cambridge Buildings πŸ”— Your lecturers might reference local architectural examples where appropriate - this website features a variety of distinctive Cambridge buildings and designs which you'll quickly become familiar with if you come to Cambridge!

CambTweet Architecture account πŸ”— Find out what day-to-day life is like for Architecture students at Cambridge.

Application Resources

Reading Lists πŸ”— This link from King's College has the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Don’t be intimidated by how long they are; they’re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

Admissions test specification πŸ”—

Admissions test specimen paper πŸ”—

InsideUni Architecture interview experiences πŸ”— 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!

Image credit: Gonville and Caius by Akil Hashmi