School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

We’re a centre of expertise for aspiring and professional designers, architects, civil engineers, surveyors and property and construction experts. Based at the University’s City Campus in the heart of Nottingham, we’re home to over 3,000 students and a large and diverse team of academic, technical and professional staff, organised into five departments.

Our mission is to provide outstanding education and research in design and built environment disciplines that inspires and shapes the world we live in.

We have an excellent graduate employment record, built on many factors. These include the standard and relevance of our courses; the quality and international perspectives of our teaching; our incredible industry partnerships and commercial links; and our extensive professional accreditations. Our reputation is reinforced by our globally significant research and huge alumni network making their mark on the built environment worldwide.

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Newton and Arkwright

The University has invested a massive £90 million in the regeneration of two Grade II* listed buildings, Newton and Arkwright, at the heart of the City Campus. These buildings are home to many of our teaching and social spaces in addition to the Nottingham Conference Centre.


94% of our undergraduate and postgraduate taught students are in graduate level study within six months of finishing their studies (latest DLHE survey 2016/17)


We've got the largest number of year-long placement students studying architecture, building and planning in the UK (HESA 2017/18)


We're ranked in the UK's Top 10 for our Building and Town and Country Planning courses (Guardian League Tables 2020)


95% of our undergraduate students would recommend studying at NTU to others (National Student Survey 2019)


Our Land and Property Management courses are ranked 4th in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

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