Department of
Architecture and Built Environment


Courses we offer

  • MArch, MSc and PGDip courses available
  • recognised department for innovative work in green issues and sustainability
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  • leading centre of architecture and sustainable design technology
  • state-of-the-art design and fabrication facilities
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Why Nottingham?

Our teaching is underpinned by academic research. According to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) the department's research is described as 'outstanding' or 'very considerable'. In the Faculty of Engineering, more than 98% of research is of 'international quality'.The department also attracts leading experts from practice and industry including:
  • Peter Clegg
  • Mario Cucinella
  • Ted Cullinan
  • Stephen Kieran
  • Tim Macfarlane
  • James Timberlake
Regular seminars and lectures take place throughout the year, giving students an opportunity to learn from industry as well as network. 

We boast excellent facilities including our Centre for 3D Design and access to various engineering labs. 

Research groups, centres and institutes

The Faculty of Engineering has 24 core research groups spanning across several research priorities. The faculty fosters interdisciplinary research and students are encouraged to work with different departments. The impact of our research is global in scale spanning:

  • business
  • culture
  • policy
  • environment


The Faculty of Engineering offers a selection of scholarships to postgraduate students. The Graduate School also has advice on how to look for funding.

How to apply

To make the process of applying as simple and efficient as possible, the University has an online application procedure. More information on how to apply as well as advice on how to write a research proposal can be found on the University's PG study website.

Department of Architecture and Built Environment

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 95 14882