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    Our research reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of architecture and urbanism, focusing on real-world problems.

Our research in architecture reflects the multi and trans-disciplinary nature of architecture and urbanism and focuses on real-world problems and improving peoples’ lives

We're leading the way to a more sustainable future in response to government, industry and societal needs and are at the forefront of research on how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world.

In keeping with the University’s strategic aims, we have developed strong links with industry, numerous European and international connections, and a capability to undertake trans-disciplinary research that integrates sustainable design, engineering and technology and cultural enquiry from local, regional, and global perspectives.

Research activities within the Department of Architecture are centred on two key areas:

  • Sustainability and the Built Environment
  • Urbanism and Global Cities

Our research groups continue to evolve, reflecting emerging issues in architectural design, cultural enquiry, sustainability and urbanism.

Research clusters & units

You can also apply to study in the new Built Environment Futures (bE Futures) Centre for Doctoral Training

To learn more about our Research Clusters and Research Unit, download the Research at the Department of Architecture Booklet..

Postgraduate taught courses within Architecture

Undergraduate courses within Architecture

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Our galleries

Take a look in the image gallery to see the range of award winning work that is produced in the Department

Architecture studio

Our experts


Students Andrea Hickey and Neal Hemingway created ChalkTalk for their Masters project, to encourage discussion and stories about architecture and design within the city during the Merchant City Festival.

Future Architecture Workshop: Merchant City Festival 2015

We invited prospective students of architecture to participate in a day long workshop as part of the Merchant City Festival. Explore our city with them!