Department of
Architecture and Built Environment

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Postgraduate study


The department is a leading centre of architecture and sustainable design technology and has a strong international reputation for interdisciplinary research.

Our courses are underpinned by research strengths in architecture, urban design, sustainable energy technologies, and our innovative work in green issues and sustainability. This means that the latest knowledge and practices can shape your learning, and give you the understanding and skills you need to pursue an exciting and rewarding career in practice or further research.

Why choose architecture and built environment at Nottingham?

 Top 4

(The Complete University Guide, 2023)

 Top 5 

(Guardian University Guide, 2021)

Top 18

(QS World University Rankings, 2023)



Postgraduate taught courses

The following courses are available, please select a course for further information:


This practice-based course represents the final step towards registration as an architect in the UK. The course features practical elements including marketing and management, contract and procurement, and law in architecture, needed by professional architects.

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Research opportunities

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Postgraduate research courses

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Funded PhD Projects

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Department of Architecture and Built Environment

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 95 14184