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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge


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Architecture at Cambridge offers an inspiring and rigorous introduction to the subject. The course covers a range of fields, including architectural history and theory as well as principles of construction, structural design and environmental design. In the third year you also take courses in areas such as management, professional practice and law. The core of the teaching, studio, takes place in the Department’s Studio Building, where each student can claim their own desk space. Further information about the Architecture course can be found on the University website

Architecture at Murray Edwards College

At Murray Edwards, we welcome around one or two undergraduate students in Architecture each year, meaning that we have around three or four undergraduate students in the College as a whole. In recent years, Architecture students at Murray Edwards have been eligible to apply for a Building Design Partnership Bursary which gave them the opportunity to work in practice for BDP during the subsequent summer vacation.  

Typical offer
A Level: A*AA
IB: 42, 776

Required subjects
No specific subjects are required.

Admissions Assessment
All applicants for Architecture are required to take written and practical assessments at interview, if interviewed. 

Written work
Murray Edwards Architecture applicants are not asked to submit written work to the College. 

All Architecture applicants invited to interview are expected to show a portfolio of recent work at the interview, although this is not expected to be work of an architectural nature (e.g. plans, sections, etc.).