- Top urban research centre in the UK [from lastest Research Excellence Framework in the subject of Architecture, Built Environment and Planning. 50% of our research outputs were judged to be world-leading and 42% internationally excellent.
- Outstanding Teaching Award 2020 for our undergraduate Social and Public Policy teaching team from the Social Policy Association’s Policy Press, the leading professional association for social policy across the UK.
Our expertise spans social, economic and physical change in cities, and we use multi-level approaches to understand the relationships between:
- labour markets
- systems of governance
- real estate
- 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.
Subject league tables
5th in UK
Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide [Social Policy]