What are the best universities for Architecture and Building?

20 Nov 2018 - Barni Homden

Why study an Architecture degree?

Architecture and Building are two subjects with wide appeal and great demand. That's because wherever you live and whatever happens in the world, there will always be a need to build. To study abroad, the UK has some of the best universities for Architecture and Building.

The UK has a long history of innovative building and architecture, and is well known for pioneering infrastructure development. Thanks to this, Britain’s universities can offer students valuable insights into this highly practical discipline.

But what are the best universities for Architecture and Building?

Kaplan is proud to partner with universities that rank highly in both areas. In addition, our pathway courses offer progression to many degrees in Architecture and Engineering.

For example, the University of Nottingham runs a number of degrees related to Architecture, including Architectural Environment Engineering and Architecture & Environmental Design. These are available at both bachelor’s and master’s level.

The University of Nottingham is consistently noted to be one of the best universities in the UK for Architecture. Currently it is ranked 5th (Guardian University Guide 2019).

students could opt to study Architectural Engineering at the University of Liverpool  which is ranked 7th in the subject (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

The University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol is also highly regarded in Architecture, ranking 9th nationally in the field (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). A wide range of related degrees are available at UWE, including Interior Architecture and Architecture & Planning.

Meanwhile, there are degrees in both Architecture and Building available at the University of Westminster, which features in the top 20 for Architecture (Guardian University Guide 2019).

Building is closely related to Architecture, so it's no surprise the same universities generally enjoy excellent rankings in the subject. Some of our other partner universities also offer Building degrees to Kaplan students too.

For instance, Building Surveying is on offer to Kaplan students at Nottingham Trent University, which is ranked 2nd in Building and Town & Country Planning (Guardian University Guide 2019).

UWE Bristol also offers degrees in Building Surveying. It enjoys a ranking of 6th place in Building (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

How to study Architecture in the UK

Each of these universities is well equipped to give students a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge in this vital discipline.

Kaplan offers international students the chance to take a preparatory course before progressing to a university in the UK. Students hoping to build a successful career in architecture, building or construction can explore the numerous possibilities open to them using our degree finder.

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