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Why Cambridge?

Since our beginning in 1912, we have established ourselves as one of the World’s leading Schools of Architecture. We celebrated our centenary year in 2012 and are proud of our team of staff and students whose impressive performance is critical to sustaining and enhancing the national and international reputation created by our distinguished alumni. 

The Department of Architecture is an exciting place to be.  The Martin Centre constitutes the research arm of the Department.  It is one of the leading architectural research units in Britain, with over four decades of successful global research for government and industry.  We are situated in Scroope Terrace (1939) which incorporates extensions by Colin St John Wilson (1959).  Cambridge itself is, of course, an architecturally stunning city to live and work.  We have the Fitzwilliam Museum (1837 Basevi, Cockerell and Barry) on our doorstep, Wren’s chapel at Pembroke (1665), Cambridge’s first college building, Peterhouse (1286) and the Judge Business School which has evolved from buildings which originally formed part of Addenbrooke’s Hospital just a short walk away. 

We offer a portfolio of Masters’ and research degree programmes.  The programmes are unashamedly academic in their approach.  Students are expected to master the technical subjects but are also expected to acquire a deep understanding of the theoretical, historical and cultural context of architecture.  

Our graduates are recruited by world class organisations. We continue to develop strong connections through research programmes, consultancy and student placement and project schemes.  We offer our students an excellent programme of training, transferable skills and careers advice. In so doing, the courses equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience needed for an architectural related career at the very highest level.


Ranked 1st for Architecture in the
Research Assessment Exercise 2008.


Ranked 1st for Architecture by the Guardian’s 2015 University Guide.