The University of Reading is one of the world’s leading centres of excellence dealing with the challenges of the built environment. We are ranked third in the UK for the impact of our research in the category of architecture, built environment and planning, and 83% of our research in this area is rated world-leading or internationally excellent.
The School of the Built Environment is
highly interdisciplinary in nature, covering a
range of diverse subject areas including
architecture, construction management,
energy and environmental engineering.
Our staff have extensive experience as
advisers, consultants and visiting lecturers
to companies, governments and
Our MSc programmes focus on ensuring
an excellent student experience. The
curriculum extends beyond accepted
models of best practice to incorporate
the latest findings from research.
Choose to study over two years to fit around
your work commitments, applying what you
learn immediately, or study more intensively
over one year. Both the full-time and flexible
part-time modes of the programmes are
delivered on a modular basis with teaching
arranged in block weeks.
Our excellent facilities include a dedicated
computer lounge for use by our students,
equipped with the latest digital technology
and software, including building
information modelling (BIM), 3D laser
scanning, building energy simulations
and urban microclimate simulations.
Additionally, most of our master’s
programmes are accredited by professional
bodies, and we have a track record of active
engagement with the professions. So you
can be confident of a programme which
is professionally relevant and directed
towards maximising your career potential.
Looking for postgraduate research opportunities?
Come to Reading for your PhD or professional doctorate and join a talented and diverse community of fellow researchers working to improve lives across the globe.