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Our courses

We offer courses in construction management and engineering, and energy and environmental engineering.


Each one can be taken as a full-time one-year course, or as a flexible modular course. 

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Why study with us?

We're one of the top-ranking institutions in the UK for teaching and research in the built environment.


(Ranked 5th for Building in the Complete University Guide, 2021, and 5th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020.) 

How you'll study

Our interdisciplinary approach to teaching is grounded in practice. You'll study in taught sessions and through online learning, and gain insight and experience of industry from site visits, real projects and guest speakers.

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Life in the School

Join a supportive, collegiate community of students, academics and alumni around the globe. Through our strong relationships with industry, we'll help you to connect with professionals and build your personal network.

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Our facilities

Our excellent facilities include digital technologies and software such as building information modelling (BIM), 3D laser scanning, and virtual reality headsets.

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Tracy's story

I get to use the expertise I learned during my MSc at Reading to deliver renewable and sustainable energy access to refugees in different parts of the world. 

Tracy Tunge

MSc Renewable Energy: Technology and Sustainability graduate

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Our research

We have an established global reputation for the quality and breadth of our research on the built environment. Our academics feed this directly into their teaching.
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