REF 2014 results: Urban Studies first equal in the UK in REF 2014 assessment of research excellence. Top submission overall in urban studies/planning/real estate.


Our expertise spans social, economic and physical change in cities, and we use multi-level approaches to understand the relationships between:

  • housing
  • labour markets
  • systems of governance
  • health
  • crime
  • education
  • real estate
  • planning; and
  • the environment.

If you study with us, you can learn from academics considered leaders in their fields and gain vital practical knowledge for shaping places, strengthening communities and improving policy making.