Oxford Brookes University

International Architectural Regeneration and Development (MA)

Architectural regeneration is the collective activities of reusing, adapting and evolving existing buildings within an urban or rural context. The activities recognise the impacts these decisions and interventions have on the regeneration of a place, and are underpinned by the principles of environmental, social and cultural sustainability.

This programme promotes an interdisciplinary approach that combines critical thinking and analysis, as well as creative design. It is based on the ethos that the regeneration and development of the inherited built environment, with its social and cultural fabric, is an essential component of sustainable development.

It prepares you for a practical and leading role in organisations involved in architectural regeneration and development. It is international in focus, with an emphasis on field research and design/implementation projects.

Entry requirements

PgDip

Admission is normally open to those who:

hold a good honours degree (minimum 2.2), or equivalent overseas qualification, in a related discipline
hold a recognised postgraduate diploma or professional qualification in a relevant subject
are mature candidates, not satisfying either of the above conditions, who can demonstrate considerable practical experience in a related field.

MA

Good Honours degree (2.1 or above) in a related discipline or a recognised postgraduate diploma or professional qualification in a relevant subject, or for mature candidates not satisfying either of the above conditions, who can demonstrate considerable practical experience in a related field. For candidates whose 1st language is not English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required.

Course modules

Core modules: Architecture: culture and tradition; applications in regeneration; regeneration and development project; globalisation, environment and development; regeneration and development project; optional modules include: vernacular architecture; sustainability and development; master classes; development and urbanisation; urban design theory; sustainable tourism planning; tourism interpretation; independent study; other compulsory modules for the MA are: research methods; dissertation/design project.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed on project work and presentations, other seminar presentations, written assignments and coursework; MA students are also assessed on a subject presentation, literature review and 18000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2017 - 24 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 6 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 - 18 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
01865 483230