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Residential Sessions in detail

Dates and details of the teaching and learning weeks in Cambridge

The Residential Sessions

The residential sessions are held in Cambridge where students stay in one of Cambridge University's famous colleges and teaching is held in a variety of locations within the University departments and beyond.

They are intense and focus on taught sessions, practical applications, case studies and collaborative working, including presentation of project work and case studies, as well as individual supervisions.  

Students are also required to participate in field trips to do site or property visits during each residential,  and these are an important aspect of the course. Previous locations have included London, Birmingham, Leeds, Edinburgh and most recently Madrid.

Property Visit

These residential sessions enable students to learn from one another, exchange experiences and network with as well as learn from the academic faculty staff and external speakers, which in total provides a rich learning experience.

Support and facilitation for students is provided by team of faculty tutors and supervisors from within the University.

Timetable for the Residential Sessions

There are five sessions, totalling seven weeks, over the two academic years (which take place over three calendar years: 2020, 2021 and 2022).

  • Two 2-week and one 1-week residential sessions during year 1
  • Two 1 week residential sessions during year 2





1 (2 weeks)

Sunday 13th September
Friday 25th September 2020


2 (1 week)

Sunday 21st March
Sunday 28th March 2021


3 (2 weeks)

Sunday 4th July
Friday 16th July 2021


4 (1 week)

Sunday 5th December
Friday 10th December 2021


5 (1 week)

Sunday 3rd April
Saturday 9th April 2022

* dates subject to final confirmation