Our strong links with UK and international companies mean that our graduates have excellent prospects for employment, research training and professional recognition. The majority of our graduates will continue with careers in architecture or building services engineering, while others seek new directions such as web design, graphics, project management, journalism, energy management, construction and housing administration.
- The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers
(The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research)
- We are also ranked as the number one university for job prospects
(Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2015).
We have developed a worldwide reputation for our research and productive links with industry. There are a number of high-profile research groups within the department, focusing on areas such as environmental design, building services, urban design, building technology and architectural humanities.
The BArch and MEng courses are both accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects' Registration Board (ARB) for exemption from their Part One professional examination. Similarly, the BEng and MEng are both accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). In addition, the DipArch is recognised by the RIBA and ARB for Part Two professional accreditation. We also run a successful accredited ARB/RIBA Part Three professional practice course. Professional recognition and accreditation offered by our courses applies to home/EU and international students.
94% of undergraduates from the Department of Architecture and Built Environment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates who were available for employment, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.