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When you choose to study with us, you'll join a friendly, diverse community of students, academics and alumni. You'll engage with practitioners currently working in the industry, building connections that can help you to establish and progress your career.

Life as a master's student

During your studies you'll interact with your fellow students in intensive study sessions on campus, and also work independently with our online learning resources. 

Full-time and flexible modular students are taught together, so you'll meet students with a range of experience and perspectives.

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COVID-19: changes to your learning experience

At the present time we are adapting our School to provide a supportive and flexible learning environment for you, with appropriate social distancing measures in place to protect the health and wellbeing of our students and staff. This means that your experience as a student with us may be different than described. 

Find out more about teaching and learning in 2020/21

How we support you

We recognise the importance of strong staff-student relationships to your success. Our academics will get to know you as an individual, including your aspirations and needs, whether you're studying full time or on a more flexible modular basis. 

We're committed to giving you the best support possible through tutorials and one-to-one meetings. We'll allocate you an academic tutor who'll help guide you throughout your time with us.  

Support and development services provided by the University

Network with professionals

As well as engaging with industry professionals on site visits and when they give guest lectures in the School, you'll have opportunities to network with practitioners at continuing professional development (CPD) events. 

You'll also be able to attend events run by the Reading University Construction Society (RUCS). Leading employers and professional institutions regularly give talks and meet students at informal events.  

Find out more about Reading University Construction Society

There was a particularly strong community-feel within the School of the Built Environment. It felt like we were all working together on solving energy issues as a team, as opposed to just reproducing assignments.

Callum Forsyth

MSc Renewable Energy: Technology and Sustainability graduate

Facilities and learning spaces

We offer excellent facilities that reflect our academic reputation, quality and ambition. You will be encouraged to explore, experiment with and learn from innovative technologies.
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Chancellor's Building

Most of your learning sessions will be based in the Chancellor's Building on Whiteknights campus. Built in 2017, the £8.4m facility contains teaching spaces, purpose-built laboratories and social breakout areas. 

Virtual reality and simulation technology

The Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) allows you to fully interact with 3D digitised environments.

Resource room

Our Resource Room has study spaces for individual and group work as well as subject-specific learning resources.

Virtual Learning Environment

You'll have access to virtual classrooms and lecture notes from wherever you're studying. You can submit coursework electronically and take advantage of many other aspects of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to enhance your learning.

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Meet our experts

Our world-class academics have a range of international expertise and experience in industry and policymaking, bringing this into their teaching and research.
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Our stories

Our staff and students come from all over the world and have incredible stories to tell. Read about their experiences of working and studying with us.

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Life in Reading

Step off campus and you'll find yourself in a bustling town centre offering a variety of shops, restaurants and activities. We're also well-connected – you can reach London Paddington within half an hour by train. 

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