The teaching of architecture at Cambridge is rooted in an understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of architectural production. There is an over-riding concern for the development of appropriate settings for human activity.
The Department is relatively small; teachers are usually easily available to students and much of the teaching is individual or in small groups. At all levels of the BA and Diploma courses, students are encouraged through this individual tuition and the studio system to explore different approaches and thus develop their own skills and, ultimately, their own design philosophy. Outside the studio, students are also assisted to research and write about approved topics of their own choice in essays and dissertations.
Detailed information on the various courses offered can be found by following the links below.
The ARB/RIBA accredited courses offered are:
Full time research degrees offered are:
Part-time degrees offered for working professionals:
Cambridge also offers a PhD in Architecture. This research degree offers the opportunity for independent research under the supervision of a departmental member of staff. Unless the candidate is part of a research group, the research is undertaken entirely by the candidate on their own, with regular supervisions on progress with their supervisor.