The Bartlett


About us

Welcome to The Bartlett, UCL’s global faculty of the built environment.

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As one of the oldest but most radical faculties of its kind, The Bartlett has built a reputation for education and research that draws students and academics from across the world.

Individually, our departments lead their fields. In partnership, they develop new responses to pressing world issues. Together, they represent a world-leading, multidisciplinary faculty, united by the radical spirit of UCL. With a wealth of resources, partners and history on our doorstep in London, we are able to learn about the built environment in ways that are impossible elsewhere. See the summary of all our departments below.

Our departments (schools, centres and institutes)

We operate at the leading edge of a number of distinct fields, from architecture and planning to energy and development in the global south. Our departments offer unrivalled opportunities for collaboration and innovative approaches to the challenges facing the built environment. Visit our departmental websites to find out more:

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The Bartlett School of Architecture (BSA)

One of the world's most exciting architecture schools, whose name stands for provocative ideas, boundary-pushing research and high-achieving lecturers and students.

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The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA)

CASA is one of the leading forces in the science of cities, drawing on computer-based visualization and modelling to generate new insights for use in city planning, policy and design.

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The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management (BSCPM)

An international centre of excellence in the teaching and research of project management and economics.

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The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU)

DPU helps to build the capacity of local and national governments, agencies and businesses working towards socially just and sustainable development in the global south. 

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UCL Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP)

IGP aims to transform how we make decisions, the kinds of evidence and reasoning on which our decisions are based, and the cultural, legal and policy tools we have at our disposal.

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The Bartlett School of Planning (BSP)

BSP has been teaching and investigating the form, planning, design and management of cities for a century. Its programmes and research are among the most sought-after in the field. 

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER)

BSEER is home to the Faculty’s Institutes that specialise in Energy, Environment, Resources and Heritage, incorporating:

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UCL Energy Institute (EI)

UCL Energy blends expertise from across UCL to deliver world-leading learning, research and policy support on the challenges of climate change and energy security. 

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UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE)

The IEDE pursues a deeper understanding of the part played by choices relating to buildings and the urban environment in tackling some of the greatest challenges facing mankind, in areas such as health, human well-being, productivity, energy use and climate change.

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UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage (ISH)

The ISH delivers sustainable solutions to real world problems concerning cultural heritage, working with external partners on ground-breaking, cross-disciplinary research and innovative teaching for future heritage leaders.

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UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR)

The ISR generates knowledge in the globally sustainable use of natural resources and brings together experts from across UCL to train future leaders of this field.

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The Bartlett Real Estate Institute (BREI)

BREI is a new institute that is rethinking the traditional view of real estate and the ways in which it is valued globally.

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UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP)

The IIPP provides radical thinking about public policy driven by public purpose. It systematically rethinks how public value is created, nurtured and evaluated.

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UCL Urban Laboratory

UCL Urban Laboratory is a crossdisciplinary centre for critical and creative urban thinking, teaching, research and practice, building on work across the arts and sciences.