The Architecture Tripos gives an unrivalled design-based general degree to some of our graduates, but for most it is the first step to the profession. It cumulatively provides exemption from part 1 of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Examination, and it must therefore be taken as a whole.
Essential All applicants are expected to show a portfolio of recent work at interview.
Desirable: AS or A Level / IB Standard or Higher Level Mathematics or Physics.
Most of our architecture applicants will have taken A levels, or the equivalent in other examination systems, in Art and will include work they have produced in A Level Art as the basis of their portfolio.
Required Work to be Submitted
As part of your application, you are required to submit a portfolio of your own artwork prior to the interview stage. The selection should, in part, reflect material you might bring to interview as part of your portfolio. We do not require you to submit any additional written work (essays).
All applicants for Architecture are required to take a written and a practical assessment if interviewed. The assessment will consist of writing skills (30 minutes) and graphic and spatial ability (30 minutes). For further information on the assessment format, please view the entry requirements tab on: http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/architecture.
The 2022 Architecture assessment will take place on Friday 25 November. Further information will be provided if you are invited to interview. You do not need to register for this assessment.
Director of Studies - Mr Michael Tuck
Teaching Fellows in Architecture - Mr John Sergeant
Architecture (information from Cambridge Admissions website)
Updated October 2022