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Department of Architecture


James Campbell

Dr James Campbell - Head of Department

The University of Cambridge is a remarkable institution and we welcome staff and students from diverse backgrounds and all parts of the world. The Department of Architecture occupies a unique position in Cambridge in being the only design-based course in the University. The Department prides itself on its ability to draw upon the strengths of the University, offering  an unashamedly academic approach to architectural education, based on the research carried out not only in the Department but across the disciplines. We encourage multi-disciplinary approaches to problems. We expect our students to get engaged and be challenged by the course and to immerse themselves in everything the University has to offer. While we have a long history as a Department we are continually changing what we offer to answer the new challenges we face in an ever-changing world. Over the last few years we have introduced a range of new courses and in the coming years we intend to produce more, expanding our capacity and adding new facilities to further enhance what we do to ensure that we can maintain our position as one of the world’s leading teaching and research institutions.

1 October 2019