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University of Cambridge

Architecture

UCAS Code: K100

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Typical A Level offer: A*AA Some Colleges require AS or A Level Mathematics or Physics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

40-42

776 at Higher Level Some Colleges require Standard or Higher Level Mathematics or Physics

UCAS Tariff

152

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13%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Architecture

The only Cambridge degree that combines the intellectual challenges of both arts and sciences with the opportunity for creative design. Creativity, curiosity and strong intellectual grounding are central to the Cambridge Architecture course. Our innovative design programme delivered by tutors working at the cutting edge of contemporary architecture is balanced with outstanding teaching in the history and philosophy of architecture, contemporary culture and urbanism, as well as construction, structural design and environmental design. Please note that its not possible to apply to this course as an affiliate student (to take the course as a second undergraduate degree in a year less than usual).

The Uni


Course locations:

St John's

Fitzwilliam

Jesus

Robinson

Open application

Gonville & Caius

Pembroke

Murray Edwards

Downing

Trinity

Queens'

Corpus Christi

Sidney Sussex

Christ's

King's

Trinity Hall

Emmanuel

Girton

Magdalene

Clare

Churchill

St Edmund's

Lucy Cavendish

Peterhouse

Selwyn

Newnham

Wolfson

Department:

Architecture

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
high
Architecture

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

58%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A*
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
51%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

74%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Architecture had a difficult time a few years back during the great recession, but those days are over and the degree is in demand as house building and infrastructure have increased in importance. Most working architects secure jobs in the architecture industry, more usually starting as assistants rather than full-blown architects or chartered technicians. Some, however, move into management, design or marketing roles, where they find their planning, design and project management skills are very welcome. Nearly half the architecture-related jobs last year were in London or the South-East, and this group are rather more likely than average to find their jobs through personal contacts, so polish your networking skills, or see if you can get work experience if you want to succeed as an architect.

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