Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Top spots for our programmes

The 2017 Complete University Guide ranks ACE first and third in the UK

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Water research in South Africa

PhD research aims to reduce the risk of disease from contaminated water.

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Student insights blog

Our students share their experiences of projects, placements and research.

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PhD studentship opportunities

Find out what funded and self-funded research project opportunities we are currently offering Find out more »




About us

Student working collaboratively

Welcome to our joint Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering. We are at the forefront of teaching, research and consultancy in the modern built environment. We have an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for advancing women's careers in higher education and research.

Key facts

  • Number 1 for Architecture (2017 Complete University Guide)
  • Number 1 for Architecture (Times Good University Guide 2017)
  • Top 3 for Civil Engineering (2017 Complete University Guide)
  • Number 1 in the 2014 REF in the Architecture, Built Environment & Planning unit of assessment

Film: low impact building materials

Our film explores how we are working with BRE to promote low impact building materials to the construction industry.

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