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It takes a team of people to turn architectural designs into reality. Become a vital part of that team through our Chelmsford-based degree, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists. You’ll study architecture as part of a multidisciplinary school and get to understand the role of other professionals in a construction team. Get hands-on in our model making studios and explore building design styles on site visits and a European field trip, or by taking an optional placement year.
Make your mark on landscapes of the future with our Chelmsford-based degree. You’ll gain the creative and technical skills you’ll need to produce architectural drawings and to analyse, research and develop briefs. You’ll develop design concepts in our model making studios, and have the chance to display your work in our Summer Exhibition and take up a placement year. With this Architects Registration Board Part 1 prescribed course you’ll be taking your first step towards a career as an architect.
Discover how sound works, and how technology can help you master it, on our full-time, industry accredited Audio and Music Technology degree in Cambridge. Get support to find work placements, and choose to take an additional placement year. Integrate theories of sound into your audio projects, as you build a portfolio for a future career in the creative industries, including live sound, gaming, broadcast and film.
Turn your love of computer games into a career, on our full-time Computer Gaming Technology degree. Play, design and build games at our Development Studio in Cambridge, and create a portfolio to launch your career as a games developer. Choose to take a placement year to get more experience of the gaming industry.
Got an eye for detail and a fascination for crime scenes? Step away from TV crime dramas and immerse yourself in our labs and crime scene rooms in Cambridge. You’ll learn about criminology, forensic science, policing and the law from lecturers with first-hand experience in the field. Accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, our degree offers you real-world experience through work placements, internships and field trips, and career possibilities in criminal justice, crime analysis and victim support.
You’ve set your sights high. You want a course that connects you with up-to-the minute ideas and discussions. We’ve designed our full-time Economics degree to match that ambition. Based in Cambridge, you’ll be at the forefront of current issues and challenges in economics. And you won’t just learn in the lecture theatre. There’s the chance to get involved in extracurricular activities, debating big ideas such as the minimum wage, capitalism and Brexit, and gain valuable work experience with a placement year.
Develop your skills as an artist through studio work and one-to-one tuition on our full-time Fine Art degree at Cambridge School of Art. Choose to study abroad for one semester in the Netherlands, go on field trips and organise art exhibitions. Learn about art theory and techniques, and form an advanced understanding of contemporary fine art practice, whether you want to become an artist, curator, or even an art therapist.
You’ve got a keen, analytical mind and a need to get to the truth. Build on your respect for evidence and analytical sciences with our Forensic Science degree, accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. Our Cambridge-based course gets you hands-on with specialist analytical equipment, authentic crime scene rooms and placement and internship opportunities with local police forces and forensic labs. You’ll graduate with the skills to start a career in forensic science and other analytical science-related fields.
Our oceans need protecting. Gain a deep understanding of the concerns surrounding marine environments and the specialist skills to tackle them on this Cambridge-based course. You’ll go on field trips in the UK and Europe and have opportunities for viewing wildlife and ecology in Africa and marine biology/diving overseas. With Cambridge becoming a world centre for wildlife conservation, you’ll be equipped to work in marine biology, ecology or conservation with governments, environment agencies and research establishments.
Interested in the science that underpins modern medicine? Study on our full-time Medical Science degree course, accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Based in our Chelmsford SuperLabs, you’ll understand how a healthy human body works, learn how disease develops and discover how normal function can be restored. We work with industry partners to make sure you’re career ready.