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The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

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Welcome to The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, a world-class centre of learning and research in the economics and management of projects, in construction and beyond.

Vision and Principles

Vision

To be recognised globally as a centre of excellence in the management of projects and construction economics.


Mission

To deliver research-informed teaching on leading theories and practice. To perform research which is useful to practitioners and is valued by scholars. To advise on issues and deliver solutions to government and industry which improve performance. Above all, to have successful students, outstanding outputs and grateful clients.


Research

We're part of The Bartlett, the global faculty of the built environment in the heart of London. On our doorstep is all of UCL's intellectual power in a vast range of fields, and one of the most fascinating, diverse cities on Earth.

The Bartlett has recently been ranked the top institution in the UK for Architecture / Built Environment Subjects in the renowned QS World Rankings. The Bartlett also has the most top-rated research in its field in the UK, according to the Government’s Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

As projects grow in size and scope, the study of how to manage and finance them grows in relevance. We deal with skills that are transferable and honed for modern, project-based organisations.

Our experience in these disciplines reaches back 40 years, to when we established our original degree programme. Today, in this field, our team of academics is one of the most accomplished to be found; their research consistently informs teaching, here and elsewhere, and received a 4* rating in the last Research Assessment Exercise. 

Our research areas include:

  • Sustainable Construction
  • Construction Project Management
  • Management of Project Enterprises, Networks & Supply Chains
  • Infrastructure Delivery: Major Programmes and Portfolios
  • Infrastructure Investment and Finance
  • Infrastructure Economics & Sustainable Development
  • Climate Change Economics 
  • Low Carbon Investment and Finance
  • Digital Innovation in Construction Technologies
  • Innovation in Facilities & Built Asset Management 
  • Real Estate Economics & Finance
  • Sustainable Housing

Find out more on our research page


Students

Our students are drawn here from a vast range of backgrounds, and many go on to do extraordinary things on projects small, large and history-making. Whatever they go on to do, our alumni are vital to us: we keep supporting them when they leave and offer many ways for them to return and inspire the next generations.

Our postgraduate programmes are deeply influenced by practice, taking in construction economics, infrastructure finance and project leadership.