Department of
Architecture and Built Environment

About the department


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At a glance

  • Based at University Park
  • 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality*
  • BArch, MEng and MArch architecture students receive free materials as part of their course
  • Ranked 15th in the UK for architecture**

Why study architecture and built environment at Nottingham?

Teaching within the deparment draws upon a diverse range of expertise that spans from environmental design, technology and engineering, through to urban design, history and theory and landscape. 

Design serves as the core activity that draws together material delivered through lectures, and allows students to apply what they have learned. The option to participate in 'live' design projects provides students with an opportunity to engage with real clients and communities.

Our position within the Faculty of Engineering offers exciting opportunities to explore design at the interface between architecture and technology, and provides access to state-of-the-art design and fabrication facilities.

Your learning will be enhanced by active engagement with leading architects and engineers who, as tutors or professors, help to ensure our courses are relevant to, and informed by, contemporary practice.

Field study trips

Field study trips abroad are seen as an essential component of architectural education, and all our first-year BArch Architecture and MEng Architecture and Environmental Design students spend time on a paid for week-long trip to Europe. Short two and three-day international study trips are also available to third and fourth year students as part of their major studio project. Longer international field trips are open to final year students on the MArch Architecture Part Two programme. Recent destinations have included Berlin, Helsinki and Porto.

Download our Department of Architecture and Built Environment 2018 brochure

* Research International Framework 2014
* The Guardian Unuversity Guide 2018
** The Complete University Guide 2021

Department of Architecture and Built Environment

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 95 14184