We are 3,000 students, five departments and one school. We stand halfway between science and the arts; 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.
Find your course
We’re developing the architects, designers and technologists of tomorrow. Based in our inspiring Grade II* listed Gothic Revival style Arkwright studios – right in the heart of Nottingham – you’ll study in environments that reflect modern architectural practice; ones that encourages you to discover and refine your own design style.
Construction Management and Quantity Surveying
Aiming to work at the forefront of an evolving industry and make your own mark on the built environment?
Our courses balance theory and practice to address the challenges of modern design. We’ll give you the support to develop as a creative and analytical thinker, and the freedom to discover and progress you own individual design style, vision and philosophy.
Real Estate and Property Management
Considering a career in real estate or development? Can you see yourself managing properties across the world?
From sport to civil and electronic to mechanical, our courses span the whole spectrum of engineering. Whether your interests and ambitions lie in robotics, medical imagine or building design and construction, we’ll give you a proper grounding in the pathway you want to pursue.
We’re creating a sustainable future
Sustainability is a key theme that runs through all our work in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment. We invest our knowledge in impactful research and prepare our students to be at the forefront of change in their future careers.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Discover what the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment are doing to tackle issues that impact our NTU community.
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School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment Facilities
We have a vast range of specialist tools, software, workshops and other facilities to help students in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment create their very best work.
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Department of Architecture
We’ve been developing the next generation of architects, designers and technologists for over 30 years. Our courses are renowned in industry for their quality and relevance to practice, embodied by our professional accreditations and successful graduates who continue to have lasting positive impacts on the architecture and design industries.
Department of Civil Engineering
We have an established reputation for developing successful civil engineering professionals. Led by a diverse academic group embedded in industry through practice, consultancy and research, our professionally accredited courses have a strong industry and research-informed focus, linked with employability and collaborative working practices.
Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying
With over 40 years’ experience developing successful construction management and quantity surveying professionals, we pride ourselves on preparing graduates for a range of exciting career opportunities in the construction industry.
Department of Product Design
We pride ourselves on producing student designers in their own mould. Our exceptional academic and technical staff promote freedom, experimentation and individuality in design, as students explore their own practice.
Department of Property Management and Development
We are one of the UK’s largest and most established providers of property education, with over 40 years’ experience in developing successful real estate, property development and building surveying graduates. We deliver innovative vocational education that prepares highly qualified graduates for industry, and our large alumni network spans property and construction industries across the world.
Building our Future event success
Mon 20 Mar 2023
Sock that sounds the alarm before older people fall
Mon 20 Mar 2023
NTU part of major research project to give electric vehicle batteries a ‘second life’
Tue 28 Feb 2023
NTU Architecture students, alumni and industry professionals come together for annual Architecture Exchange event
Thu 23 Feb 2023
Calling all creatives – the 2023 Nottingham Young Creative Awards are now open!
Tue 14 Feb 2023
Our Research Centres
Product Innovation Centre
An internationally leading, multidisciplinary centre offering innovative research and technology solutions addressing global challenges, creating an impact to industry, people’s lifestyles and society.
Centre of the Built Environment
Covering everything from residential and commercial real estate economics, finance and investment, planning and development, to engineering solutions for the built environment, sustainability and climate change.
Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage
Focusing on the investigation of human aspects of architecture, urban heritage, and the built environment within the ever-changing urban and social structures of contemporary cities.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 86% of NTU's research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. The overall quality of each Unit of Assessment NTU submitted to REF in 2021 also saw an improvement from the previous REF in 2014.