Built environment
Within the environmental building discipline you can study in some of the most challenging and innovative surveying and construction related degrees available in the UK. Our taught and research programmes enable you to excel in the world’s largest single industry: construction.

Our programmes are taught by professional experts from both the construction industry and research fields and reflect the latest developments in the construction sector. Some other key features of our programmes include:

  • Our degrees are designed with the current and future challenges of the industry in mind, giving our graduates a unique edge in the job market.
  • Our building courses were ranked sixth in the country in the The Times and the Sunday Times League Table 2015.
  • Our courses are fully accredited by the professional bodies the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).
  • We have well-established links with leading surveying consultancies and construction companies in both the UK and abroad allowing you to learn and engage with leading industry practitioners across all our programmes.
  • An optional paid year long industry placement allows you to develop the professional experience and skills necessary to successfully progress in the sector.
  • Participate in great enrichment activities, including a fully funded European field trip, site visits, tours and a range of expert ‘master-classes’ from leading industry professionals.
Environmental building staff are actively involved in research, enhancing the quality of the educational experience that you receive. The research-intensive environment allows the latest research findings in the field to be embedded in our courses and teaching.  

Postgraduate research

If you are interested in postgraduate research (MPhil/PhD) see our research website.

View the Architecture, Design and Environment postgraduate research blog.

Environmental Building Research

We are an internationally recognised research group providing high quality interdisciplinary and applied research

The main research concentrations of the Environmental Building discipline are building science and technology and construction management

Visit our research website

Postgraduate research

Find out about our postgraduate research opportunities in the School of Architecture, Design and Environment.

Plymouth University Building Society

PUBS is a society for those studying construction related degrees who want a head-start in the industry

With the student society for Environmental Building you can participate in site visits, guest lectures, socials and trips away

Visit the PUBS website for more information

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