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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Architecture and Urban Design is no longer accepting new applications.

Expected Academic Standard

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

Applicants accepted for this course will usually have a Part 1 qualification or bachelor's degree prescribed by the Architect's Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) at a first-class or high II.i level (at least 67 per cent/3.6/4.0 GPA or equivalent). Candidates are encouraged to take a year out but this is not mandatory.

Applicants without Part 1 status will be expected to submit a portfolio of an equivalent standard to a candidate holding a high II.i for a Part 1 bachelor's degree. It is essential that MAUD candidates have significant design experience equivalent to a dedicated architecture BA programme.

Applicants may be invited to attend an interview in Cambridge with their full portfolio.

University Minimum Academic Requirements

Language Requirement

IELTS (Academic)

Element Score
Listening 7.0
Writing 7.0
Reading 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Total 7.5

TOEFL Internet Score

Element Score
Listening 25
Writing 25
Reading 25
Speaking 25
Total 110


Score: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment.


Score: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element).

Visa Information

No ATAS required

What Is An ATAS?

Key Information

22 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Architecture

Course – related enquiries

Application – related enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Feb. 10, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.

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