The Bartlett School of Architecture


The Bartlett School of Architecture retains No. 2 spot in QS World University Rankings

17 March 2017

BSc Architecture Year 1: 'The Drawing Room', 'Waxing'

For the third year running, The Bartlett School of Architecture has been ranked number two in the world for Architecture / Built Environment in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

The annual rankings are based on reputation among academics and graduate employers, as well as research citations and publications.

This means that yet again The Bartlett has retained its position as the highest-ranked institution for architecture in the UK, and is one of only three UK architecture schools to feature in the top 20.

As part of UCL (University College London), ranked seventh best university in the world overall, The Bartlett has the advantage of being located in one of the world’s most diverse, creative and best-connected cities.

Professor Bob Sheil, Director of the School, said “We’re very proud to be recognised in this way, especially as it shows how internationally facing we are as a school. Architectural education is research-based, and these results illustrate the strength and diversity of work by our staff and students. It's also a discipline undergoing transformation, which is why of the 16 architectural programmes we offer, four are new for 2017–18”.

The new courses are: a four-year undergraduate programme, MEng Engineering and Architectural Design; and three new postgraduate courses, MArch Design for Performance & InteractionMArch Design for Manufacture and MA Situated Practice.

Students enrolling in these programmes will be the first cohort to access new world-class facilities at Here East, a cutting-edge centre for research and innovation being developed near Stratford in East London. This new building will complement our main campus in central London’s historic Bloomsbury district.

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Image: BSc Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 1) 2016, Year 1, 'The Drawing Room' – Camille Dunlop, Grey Grierson, Arthur Wong, 'Waxing' installation project.