Oxford Brookes University

Urban Design

The Masters in Urban Design course combines students' existing strengths with focused design training to produce urban designers capable of managing the complex problems of development, urban space and form. The certificate and diploma stages of the Masters in Urban Design course introduce theoretical concepts and practical methods of urban design. They will enable you to understand processes of urban design production and consumption, and to develop skills and techniques for communicating three-dimensional urban design.

Entry requirements

PgCert

Mid-career candidates with practice experience are encouraged to apply, but the course is open to anyone with a 1st degree at 2.1. However, strong candidates with a lower degree, or no degree but substantial relevant experience will be considered. Applicants whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate that their level of English is appropriate to study at postgraduate level. The course requires IELTS level 6 (preferably 6.5) in the academic test, with a minimum score of 6 in reading and writing (or equivalent).

MA

Mid-career candidates with practice experience are encouraged to apply, but the course is open to anyone with a 1st degree at 2.1. However, strong candidates with a lower degree, or no degree but substantial relevant experience will be considered. Applicants whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate that their level of English is appropriate to study at postgraduate level. The course requires IELTS level 6 in the academic test, with a minimum score of 6 in reading and writing (or equivalent).

Course modules

The PGCert stage of the course consists of the following compulsory modules and is worth 60 level 7 credits: Urban design studio 1; urban design theory 1; urban design practice 1 and 2; urban design studio 2. The PGDip stage of the course consists of the following compulsory modules and is worth 120 level 7 credits: Urban design theory 2; urban design issues 2; urban design development seminars. The MA stage of the course consists of the following compulsory modules: Research methods in design; Master's dissertation.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by methods that include essays, seminar papers, project work and presentations, workshops and simulations. All the assessment is based on coursework. The assessment methods aim to test not only knowledge but also skills in, for example, research, analysis, specification and design.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2017 - 24 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 - 8 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 8 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 - 20 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

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School of the Built Environment
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01865 483688