The University of Reading is internationally recognised for our research excellence in the built environment. We are ranked 3rd in the UK for the impact of our research in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning (Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked by Subject, 2014, based on its analysis of REF 2014) and 83% of our research overall in this area has been rated world leading or internationally excellent (REF, 2014).

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 universities globally.

Our MSc programmes focus on ensuring an excellent student experience and this is reflected in our score of 86% overall student satisfaction in the 2018 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey. Our 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, 3D laser scanning, 3D visualisation, virtual reality headsets, building energy simulations and urban microclimate simulations.

Additionally, most of our MSc programmes are accredited by professional bodies, and we have a track record of active engagement with industry. You can be confident of a programme that is professionally relevant and directed towards maximising your career potential.

Learn more about our courses starting September 2021

Master’s Scholarships 2021

The University of Reading provides an extensive range of scholarships to master’s students. Some awards are offered directly by the University, others are allocated to our students by external funding bodies and a few are jointly funded.

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Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK, EU and International students

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