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Architecture, Planning & Urban Studies


Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City Planning & Environmental Policy lie at the heart of innovation and development. If the combination of art and science inspires you, and you are interested in designing buildings, planning the outdoor environment or solving complex issues that we experience in our everyday lives, then these degree programmes will unleash your creative potential. UCD has the widest range of facilities in Ireland, and the most established and respected courses to ensure that you achieve that potential.

Download the UCD Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy brochure for more information on what you will study, key features and career opportunities. (pdf)

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The UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy brings together the disciplines of architecture, environmental policy, landscape architecture and regional and urban planning to provide a unique interdisciplinary teaching and research environment.

The School offers a range of undergraduate and graduate teaching programmes professionally accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, the Royal Town Planning Institute, the Irish Planning Institute and the Irish Landscape Institute. Students are enabled to think creatively, critically and holistically about sustainable places, whether in design practice or through transferring knowledge to action in the policy and planning process. Its research spans a wide range of themes and is Ireland’s leading centre of excellence for research into design and policy for the built and natural environment.

The School provides excellent facilities and resources for its students and staff who enjoy a strong sense of community among the quadrangle of buildings and leafy surroundings of Richview. Students have access to generous work spaces, design studios, laboratories, a dedicated library, small group teaching spaces, GIS and CAD facilities, and research student suites as well as a cafe and a shop for supplies and equipment.

The following courses are available in this area:

ArchitectureATS4 City Planning & Environmental PolicyRCS1 Landscape ArchitectureLDS2 Structural Engineering with ArchitectureNUS1

For information on specific entry requirements, please visit the UCD Global website

UCD is building an environment that will support researchers across a broad spectrum of disciplines and that encourages collaborative research. Several research institutes and centres have been established to provide state-of-the-art resources and a critical mass of academics, including:


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Address: Room 320, UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

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With over 17,000 alumni, UCD College of Engineering and Architecture is one of the largest and most prestigious in the country.  We produce the most sought after engineering and architecture graduates, at home and abroad. For almost one-hundred years now, our students are leaving UCD armed with a Degree, which essentially becomes their passport for life and their ticket to becoming part of this unique network of alumni.

Among our accomplished alumni from the School Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy are: