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Highly ranked for teaching and research

We are one of the UK's top-ranking universities for teaching and research in the built environment.

 

We're ranked 5th for Building in the Complete University Guide, 2021, and 5th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020.

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Enjoy an excellent student experience

In the latest Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey of Construction Management and Engineering master's students at Reading:

 

  • 89% were satisfied with the quality of their course 
  • 93% agreed that staff are good at explaining things
  • 97% agreed that staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching.

 

(Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2019; 75 responses)

Gain a professionally accredited degree

Most of our seven master's programmes are accredited by professional institutions, including the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and the Energy Institute. 

This degree has empowered me to feel I can do whatever I want. It's a really varied degree and I've seen people working in many different roles, opening my eyes to more possibilities.

Amal Khawaja

MSc Construction Management graduate

Our international outlook

Our global community of students, academics and alumni bring a wealth of expertise and diverse perspectives that will enrich your studies. 

 

Many of our academics are working on international research projects or influencing policy around the world. This experience feeds directly into their teaching.

Our flexible study options

Fit your studies around your life. Some of our postgraduate students pursue their degree alongside work and other commitments.

 

You can choose to study full time over one year, or on a flexible modular basis over two to five years. 

 

Find out more about our flexible modular study option

Extensive industry connections

We have strong relationships with leading multinational firms and connect with industry professionals through our global alumni network.

 

As we engage closely with industry on research and commercial practice, our teaching is informed by the latest thinking in the built environment and energy sectors.

Your future career

Studying with us can help you stand out from the crowd, and progress faster and further in your chosen career. You'll gain knowledge and skills that will complement your existing experience.

 

Our graduates are uniquely well-represented at the top of the construction management and engineering sector. They're working in leading firms around the world, including:

 

  • AECOM
  • China State Construction Engineering Corporation
  • Enka Construction
  • Istanbul University
  • Kajima Corporation
  • Khazanah Nasional Berhad
  • Mace
  • MTR Corporation Ltd
  • Skanska
  • SOHO China
  • VINCI Construction Grands Projets.
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Our excellence in research

The University of Reading has been ranked 3rd in the UK for research impact in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning (Times Higher Education Institutions ranked by subject, 2014, based on its analysis of Research Excellence Framework 2014). 

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Life in the School

You'll receive tailored support from our academics and benefit from regular opportunities for you to connect with fellow students in our collegiate study environment.

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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