Architecture is a small department, and thus the number of students in any one college studying architecture is never large, but Emmanuel has always attracted an above-average share of applicants.

It is conveniently sited for the Architecture Department, and its Library contains a useful selection of reference works. As with many other subjects of comparable size, both the admission process and undergraduate teaching are organised primarily on a departmental rather than a college basis, and interested candidates are therefore particularly advised to consult the University's Admissions Prospectus and course details on the Department's website.

Admissions Information

Standard Offer: A-level - A*AA; IB - 776 at Higher Level, 42 points overall; Advanced Highers: A1A2A2; other exam systems.
Course Requirements: No specific subjects required. The course page on the university website gives details of what subjects Architecture students have studied.
Course Outline: Further details are available on the Department's website.
Applying: For information on how to apply: University application process and Emmanuel application timeline.
Submitted Work:

Applicants will be asked to submit a PDF (6 A4 pages and less than 15MB in size) of their own work prior to interview. The selection of images should, in part, reflect material you might bring to interview (in a normal year) as part of your portfolio. For the portfolio, make sure you have variety, show spatial awareness, i.e., 3D perspectives, and be prepared to talk about your inspirations and ideas. The Admissions Office will send further details when they acknowledge your application.

A good portfolio will demonstrate the ability to work in a range of media and contain subject matter drawn from life. Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of composition and /or design along with the ability to work in three dimensions. There is no expectation that students will have carried out any architectural design, but some evidence of working in three dimensions is advantageous. Please be aware that it is usually not possible to view videos of additional work during the interview, however, still images can be included in portfolios.

Admissions Assessment: All applicants, who are shortlisted for interview, will take a written assessment (writing skills and graphic and spatial ability). An assessment specification is available online. The College's Admissions Officer will register applicants for the assessment. Date of assessment: to be confirmed.
Interviews: Candidates should normally expect two interviews. The interviews will take place during the period Monday 9 - Wednesday 18 December 2024. Specific subject dates will be emailed to applicants in November.

Applicants will be given a reading passage 20-30 minutes prior to one of the interviews. A discussion of the reading will form part of the interview.
Course Enquiries: Emmanuel Admissions Office