We are one of the UK's most diverse schools of architecture, attracting a wide range of students from different ethnic backgrounds.

We contribute directly to the diversity of the architecture profession and to advancing knowledge of architecture and the construction industry. 

International links

We are part of the Erasmus scheme, with partner institutions in Sweden, France and Germany. We have a historical relationship with students from Malaysia, and also have a high intake of students from India and Eastern Europe. 

Following the Faculty’s hosting of a British Council delegation, there are plans to develop links with Chinese universities. Plans are also being made to franchise our BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture course to the Hong Kong Design Institute. 

We also have an agreement with Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) to enable international students to meet our entry requirements.  

Our school enjoys links with Thornton-Thomasetti, a structural engineering consulting firm headquartered in New York City. We have arranged visits with the firm to take students on visits to the New York Times building and the New York Yankees Stadium. We also engage with the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, part of The Cooper Union, also located in New York City, in various joint projects at MArch level.

Overseas students studying in the UK are happier and have a better learning experience compared to those studying in other countries.

The International Undergraduate Students: The UK's Competitive Advantage report asked 365,754 international students studying outside their home country to give their feedback on what it's like to study in this country. And the UK scored top in every aspect.

So if you're looking at studying with us, you'll be making a good choice.

Overall measures: ranked positions
Undergraduate 2014 2014 2014 2013 2014
Recommendation 1 4 3 5 2
Overall satisfaction 1 4 3 5 2
Arrival overall 1 2 4 5 3
Learning overall 1 4 3 5 2
Living overall 1 2 5 3 4
Support overall 1 4 5 3 2