Oxford Brookes University
Urban Planning (Developing Transitional Regions)
This course is concerned with the theory and practice of urban planning in societies undergoing rapid economic, social, technological, environmental and spatial change. The emphasis of the course is on institutional aspects of planning and management interventions in the urban sector and the scope of various policy instruments and planning modes to manage the emerging spatial patterns, impacts and processes of urban growth. The MSc is RICS- and RTPI-accredited.
Applicants are welcome from any relevant academic discipline, and from among those in work and seeking continuing professional development. Admission is normally open to those with a good undergraduate Honours degree (2.1 or equivalent) or other professional qualifications relevant to planning and development, or an appropriate professional background. Applications will also be considered from those who seek to formalise their prior experiential learning or qualifications. Applicants whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate that their level of English is appropriate to study at postgraduate level. This course requires IELTS level 6.5 in the academic test, with a minimum score of 6 in reading and writing.
Compulsory element (indicative modules): Development and urbanisation; urban land policy and urban management; globalisation: environment and development; urban policy in practice: programme and project implementation; research methods. MSc students are offered choice and flexibility in terms of specialist elective modules, of which two must be chosen from the following indicative list: armed conflict and international humanitarianism; principles of environmental assessment; environmental management systems; designing the city; world of refugees; international transport planning; strategic environmental assessment; geographical information system (GIS) and environmental modelling; designing the neighbourhood; global institutions; delivering sustainable futures; destination and event development; statistical research using SPSS; independent study. The PgDip course is based on the completion of the following compulsory modules as in the MSc programme: development and urbanisation; urban land policy and urban management; globalisation: environment and development; urban policy in practice: programme and project implementation. A similar choice of two elective modules from the same options as the MSc course is required. The PgCert is based on the completion of the following compulsory modules as in the MSc course: development and urbanisation; urban land policy and urban management or independent study; globalisation: environment and development or independent study.
Each course module is assessed individually, generally on the quality of written or design work, and to some extent on verbal presentations. Assessment methods may include essays, seminar papers, formal written examinations, in-class tests, project work, design and verbal presentations, workshops, simulations and practical exercises.
Funding may be available from employers or government agencies; John Henry Brookes Scholarships.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,990 per Whole course (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 12,870 per Whole course (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 3,560 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 6,560 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Headington Campus||Oxford||OX3 0BP||South East|
School of the Built Environment