Postgraduate study

Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

One of four Royal Academy of Engineering designated Centres of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design, the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering is home to a thriving community of over 60 academic staff, 40 technical and clerical support staff and over 240 active researchers that include Fellows, Associates, Assistants, Engineers and Doctoral Students.

Why choose to study Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering with us?

  • 3rd in the UK for Building (The Complete University Guide 2018)
  • 2nd in the UK for Building (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017)
  • 10th in the UK for Civil Engineering (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017)

Our world-class teaching and research are integrated to support the technical and commercial needs of both industry and society. A key part of our ethos is our extensive links with industry resulting in our graduates being extremely sought after by industry and commerce worldwide. The School offers a focused suite of postgraduate programmes aligned to meet the needs of industry and fully accredited by the relevant professional institutions. Consequently, our record of graduate employment is second to none.

Our programmes also have a long track record of delivering high quality, research-led education. Indeed, our programmes have been responding to the needs of industry and producing high quality graduates, some for over 40 years.

Currently, our suite of master’s degree programmes seeks to draw upon our cutting edge research and broad base knowledge within the areas of contemporary construction management, project management, infrastructure management, building engineering, building modelling, building energy demand, air transport management, and waste and water engineering. The programmes are designed to respond to contemporary issues in the field such as sustainable construction, low carbon building, low energy services, project complexity, socio-technical systems.


Each programme provides students with the skills and knowledge required to face the challenges of today’s built environment and develop a better quality of life for people in the future.

We have extensive links with industrial partners, resulting in our postgraduates entering into roles with leading organisations such as Arup, Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Kier Group, Morgan Sindall, Oxfam, WaterAid and Transport for London.

Our research

Research has played a central role in the School for over 40 years and we continue to have a leading impact on policy and practice around the world. As a world-leading centre for transdisciplinary research, the School undertakes research in civil infrastructure engineering, transport, architecture, building energy, construction management and water and waste management.

More information about our areas of research can be found on our dedicated research page.

Extracurricular opportunities

We offer a range of activities that may appeal to your interests for you to get involved with outside of your studies. A popular society is the Engineers Without Borders Society, which is great if you're interested in engineering, international development, technology or if you just want to try something new! We also have a variety of volunteering projects, including a fantastic STEM project where you can become a Science Engineering Ambassador. This role involves visiting local Schools to encourage young people to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities. It is a rewarding experience and will be great if you are interested in a future with science, engineering and teaching.

Our facilities

Our extensive range of first-class facilities are designed to help students throughout their studies and fully-equip them for their future endeavours.

Student benefit from access to our excellent facilities, including our 3,000m2 laboratory facilities, and High Performance computing facility – one of the UK’s fastest clusters.