WE MAKE, CREATE, DESIGN AND BUILD. WE’RE PLANNERS AND PROBLEM SOLVERS. WE DRAW LINES, AND WE BREAK BOUNDARIES.

We are the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.

We are 3,000 students, five departments and one school. We stand halfway between science and philosophy; between tradition and disruption. We embrace theoretical rigour, and insist on hands-on experience for all our students. We celebrate design heritage, and we invite innovation

We’re a nationally renowned stage for talent in making and design. We investigate the physicality of tools and tech, glass and grass, bricks and mortar; we explore the abstract excitement of ideas and creative philosophies.

A community of designers and makers

We’re a diverse school, committed to widening professional prospects. In every aspect of architecture, design and the built environment, we emphasise the availability of opportunities for everyone. Our only criteria is talent – and our only condition is hard work.

With a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research, one of the School’s biggest strengths is our global network of trusted industry partners. These relationships are great news for the quality and scope of your learning – through placements and exciting live projects, you’ll have the chance to work with a wide range of internationally recognised companies.

On a conceptual level, we’re about the art, science and business of making and design: on a practical level, we’re investing that knowledge in smart cities, energy and sustainability projects, and huge global partnerships.

We’re a provider of industry-accredited learning; a worldwide centre for professional connections; and a hub for some of the UK’s most exciting collaborations and research projects.

But most of all, we’re a community.

Our Subject Areas

What's coming up

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Mar

LEAP: Creative Industries Expo

Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG1 4BU

The Nottingham Trent University Creative Industries Expo is an ideal opportunity for employers within the creative sector to meet our enthusiastic, work-ready students and graduates. 

Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG1 4BU

The Nottingham Trent University Creative Industries Expo is an ideal opportunity for employers within the creative sector to meet our enthusiastic, work-ready students and graduates. 

18

Jun

Architecture, Design and the Built Environment Research Conference 2020

Chaucer Lecture Theatre, Chaucer building, Goldsmith Street, NG1 5LS

03

Sep

IASTE 2020: Virtual Traditions

Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

28

Oct

NTU Built Environment Jobs Fair

Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG1 4BU

24

Oct

Property, Design and Construction Job Fair

Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG1 4BU

Our Research Centres

Road Safety Research Group

Road Safety Research Group

The Road Safety Research Group develops, applies and tests innovate technological products through user centred design approaches to address a variety of road safety challenges across a variety of transportations modes.

Product Innovation Centre

Product Innovation Centre

The Product Innovation Centre is an internationally leading multidisciplinary Centre which offers innovative research and technology solutions through an interdisciplinary product design and engineering team, addressing global challenges towards creating a positive impact to industry, people’s lifestyles and society..

Centre of the Built Environment

Centre of the Built Environment

The Centre of the Built Environment research covers residential and commercial real estate economics, finance and investment, planning and development, construction management, fuel poverty, engineering solutions for the built environment, sustainability and climate change.

Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage

Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage

The Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage focuses on the investigation of human aspects of architecture, spatial practices, urban heritage, material culture and the built environment within the ever-changing urban and social structures of contemporary cities. Our research, development and consultancy provide cutting edge innovation, creativity and analysis of historic centres, buildings and world heritage sites in the UK, Europe and globally.

Featured Facility

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.

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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)

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

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

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

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

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