MSt On Campus

Architecture Apprenticeship

University of Cambridge

36 months
39000 GBP/year
39000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSt in Architecture Apprenticeship at the University of Cambridge provides an alternative to the traditional full time route to qualifying as an architect.


Students apply in their year-out through the architectural practice they are working for. The Cambridge course is taught in short two-week residential courses held throughout the year which mix Master Classes, Lectures, Supervisions, Seminars and Studio work. The lectures are taught by experts from inside the University and from elsewhere. The Master Classes are taught by leading practitioners in their particular fields. The result is a unique course that seeks to prepare the student for the rapidly changing world of professional practice in the 21st century. 

Learning Outcomes 

  • By the end of the Architecture Apprenticeship programme at the University of Cambridge and completion of the End Point Assessment, successful students will have acquired all the skills and knowledge necessary to act as an architect to complete RIBA/ARB Part II and RIBA/ARB Part III and becoming fully registered.

Programme Structure

  • The course is taught as a series of two-week long residential courses, three in each year, spread over three years. In addition to these, students will meet regularly throughout the year with their practice mentors and their course tutor to check progress. All students are expected to carry out self-study when not in Cambridge and details of the work expected will be provided on the course. The studio work will be carried out within the residential periods. 
  • There is a strong emphasis on working in teams and understanding team dynamics. Presentation skills, working in teams and research methods are taught in the first residential session. The rest of the first two years is arranged around a series of Master Classes led by experts in their respective fields. In the final year students develop their own individual design project. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements


  • You will need to provide the details of two referees who can provide academic or professional references. You will be asked to provide email addresses for your referees so that they can submit their reference via the online referencing system, so it is important for you to ensure that your referee is able to provide a reference for you before you submit your application form
  • A transcript is a list of all the courses you have taken during a programme of study, with the result you obtained, and with the credit value if applicable.
  • If you are currently studying, please provide a transcript listing the courses taken during your programme of study, with the results or grades obtained for each. Current Cambridge students should upload a copy of their unofficial transcript from their Student Self-Service.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    39000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39000 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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