Architecture

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A creative subject which encompasses a variety of other subjects and themes.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Architecture.

Overview

Overview ๐Ÿ”— 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 ๐Ÿ”— 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 ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ which gives a general overview of what studying Architecture at Cambridge is like.

Unofficial Prospectus ๐Ÿ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University Student Union; itโ€™s written based on studentsโ€™ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as an Architecture student is like, compared to official materials.

More things to explore

Cambridge University Architecture Society ๐Ÿ”— Have a look at what kind of events ArcSoc are holding, including life drawing classes and lectures from practising architects. The society website also features some example portfolios ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ which may provide some inspiration!

e-archiect: Cambridge Buildings ๐Ÿ”— 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 ๐Ÿ”— Find out what day-to-day life is like for Architecture students at Cambridge.

Application Resources

Reading Lists ๐Ÿ”— This link from King's College has the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Donโ€™t be intimidated by how long they are; theyโ€™re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

Admissions test specification ๐Ÿ”—

Admissions test specimen paper ๐Ÿ”—

InsideUni Architecture interview experiences ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. Weโ€™re biased, but we think theyโ€™re useful!