Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

Introduction

The Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment at Oxford Brookes University has an international reputation for excellence, innovation and an ambitious desire to be recognised as one of the most exciting places to study in the world.

We have built a learning community underpinned with an understanding that innovation comes out of our students being able to take risks in a supportive environment. We encourage experimentation, playful trial and error, and academic curiosity. The results of this approach are there to be seen in the student satisfaction statistics, research rankings and graduate destinations.

We work closely with our graduates' future employers and marketplaces, and understand that there is a world out there with a voracious appetite for new and exciting creative ideas welded to solid business acumen.

The Faculty is home to six Schools and Departments providing specialist and interdisciplinary teaching, research and knowledge transfer across a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in purpose-built facilities in Oxford. However, much of our portfolio is also now delivered by academic partners elsewhere around the globe.

Our Schools and Departments are:

  • The School of Arts
  • The School of Architecture
  • The Department of Planning
  • The Department of Real Estate and Construction
  • The Department of Computing and Communication Technologies
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

The Faculty integrates theory and practice within an enthusiastic and informed collegiate culture; one that embraces new technologies, creates and communicates new knowledge, and celebrates the achievements of all our stakeholders and partners - staff, students, businesses, and community organisations.

Because over a quarter of our students are from other countries, we have strong international links and friendships with individuals and institutions all across the world. International aspiration marks everything we engage in.

We hope you will join with us in open, honest debate, developing your discipline within a twenty first century context of technological development and interdisciplinary innovation. You will be made very welcome.

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Master

MArchD in Applied Design in Architecture ARB/RIBA Part 2

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

This programme is grounded on the belief that architects should be thinking well beyond the constraints of market forces and the traditional disciplinary limits... [+]

Accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB). Applied Design in Architecture (MArchD) at Oxford Brookes is for those who wish to become professionally qualified in the UK and provides ARB Part 2. This programme is grounded on the belief that architects should be thinking well beyond the constraints of market forces and the traditional disciplinary limits of the profession, towards forms, technology and spaces for a more sustainable future. This is a student-led programme, and you can have very different experiences within it depending on the choices of studios and courses you make.

 

 

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MArch in Architecture

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

The MArch course is an experimentally minded design studio.The year's study is divided into three broad areas. In the first you will collect a storehouse or... [+]

MArch in Architecture

 

The MArch course is an experimentally minded design studio.The year's study is divided into three broad areas.In the first you will collect a storehouse or catalogue of information, both conceptual and material, in a variety of media and techniques. This provides the ingredients to speculate on and question, in the second part of the year, the implications and possibilities of architectural responses to a programme or brief which you have developed on a particular given site. In the final part of the year you will develop, propose and present individually a design project of conceptual clarity realised in considerable depth and detail.There is an emphasis not only on the materials and techniques of construction but also elements such as air, heat, water, sound, smell and lights as materials too. This will involve visits to factories and workshops where materials are manipulated in a variety of unusual ways.... [-]


MSc

MSc/ PGDip/ PGCert Building Information Modelling and Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

This programme has been designed to meet the challenging demands of the modern learner and the rapidly evolving needs of the built environment sector in respect to the emergence of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a working practice. The MSc in Building Information Modelling and Management, through its intelligent use of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), delivers a flexible and innovative programme of study. The MSc is available both as a one year full-time programme, and in open-learning mode that is normally taken over two years (extendable up to 5 years). The course consists of four core modules plus research methods and a final dissertation. As each of these core modules is entirely self-contained students may enter the programme in either September or January. [+]

Building Information Modelling and Management - September 2016 or January 2017 MSc/ PGDip/ PGCert This course is run by the School of the Built Environment This programme has been designed to meet the challenging demands of the modern learner and the rapidly evolving needs of the built environment sector in respect to the emergence of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a working practice, the MSc in Buiding Information Modelling and Management , through its intelligent use of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), is designed to deliver a flexible and innovative programme of study. The MSc is available both as a one year full-time programme, and in open-learning mode that is normally taken over two years (extendable up to 5 years). The course consists of four core modules plus research methods and a final dissertation. As each of these core modules is entirely self-contained students may enter the program in either September or January. Prior to September 2016 entry, this programme was named Construction Project Management and BIM. Why choose this course? We use an ‘applied approach’ to teaching, and our students work on real-life or reality based problems as experienced within the construction sector and its associated industries, consultants and clients. You are also exposed to behavioural aspects of managing projects, which most construction project managers only experience when their careers are well-advanced. This provides a more interesting and engaging learning environment than the traditional ‘study and examination’ approach to learning. This course in detail ... [-]

MSc/ PGDip/ PGCert Computer Science for Cyber Security

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 36  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

Cyber threats are on the increase and have been highlighted by the UK government as one of the 4 main threats to the UK. There is an increasing demand from business and government for individuals skilled in computer science and cyber security who can design, build, and maintain secure software and systems that can protect people, business and data from malicious attack. This programme builds on the knowledge gained in a first degree to equip you with advanced computer science and cyber security skills necessary to produce modern secure systems. The theory taught in the lectures is reinforced in the practicals where you have the opportunity to use industry standard tools and techniques in our dedicated security, server and networking laboratories which provide a safe space for you to practice both offensive and defensive security techniques. [+]

Cyber threats are on the increase and have been highlighted by the UK government as one of the 4 main threats to the UK. There is an increasing demand from business and government for individuals skilled in computer science and cyber security who can design, build, and maintain secure software and systems that can protect people, business and data from malicious attack. This programme builds on the knowledge gained in a first degree to equip you with advanced computer science and cyber security skills necessary to produce modern secure systems. The theory taught in the lectures is reinforced in the practicals where you have the opportunity to use industry standard tools and techniques in our dedicated security, server and networking laboratories which provide a safe space for you to practice both offensive and defensive security techniques. Why choose this course? Dedicated security, server and networking laboratories with enterprise equipment including Cisco switches, routers, firewalls and Dell servers Small, dedicated private cloud that allows you to create more complex cyber security scenarios and to investigate cloud security issues Access to a wide range of enterprise software to ensure realistic deployment environments An emphasis on live projects, alongside group work modelled on industry standard working patterns, giving you the opportunity to develop skills that are directly applicable to the workplace Staff with a wide range of expertise in computer science and cyber security An opportunity to apply to undertake a placement which enables you to practice and refine your skills within a... [-]

MSc/ PGDip/ PGCert Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The MSc in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management (QSCM) programme is designed to meet the challenging demands of the modern learner and the rapidly evolving needs of the construction industry. It employs an innovative teaching structure that is integrated with Brookes’ Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The result is the delivery of a flexible and exciting programme of study. Starting in either January or September, the MSc programme may be studied either full-time over one year, or as an Open learner over two years. [+]

Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management - September 2016 or January 2017 MSc/ PGDip/ PGCert This course is run by the School of the Built Environment The MSc in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management (QSCM) programme is designed to meet the challenging demands of the modern learner and the rapidly evolving needs of the construction industry. It employs an innovative teaching structure that is integrated with Brookes’ Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The result is the delivery of a flexible and exciting programme of study. Starting in either January or September, the MSc programme may be studied either full-time over one year, or as an Open learner over two years. Why choose this course? Accredited by The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), pending accreditation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), demonstrates professional recognition of the quality of our programme and as such our programme is your first step towards becoming a chartered Quantity Surveyor Our staff sit on professional committees including CIOB and Constructing Excellence Our longstanding links with prominent companies in the sector, such as Mace, Willmott Dixon and BAM Construction, and our strong links with local companies such as Beards, Kingerlee and Bidwells together ensure that the programme is directly tailored towards the employment skills needed by the construction Industry The coursework only programme uses an applied learning approach to study. This ensures that it is real-world focused and holistic. Not only is this more effective teaching, it is much more engaging than the traditional study and examination... [-]

MSc / PGDip in Spatial Planning

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The MSc level offers full Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accreditation in one calendar year. The postgraduate diploma needs to be combined with an approved specialist planning programme, to fulfil the RTPI requirements. [+]

MSc / PGDip in Spatial Planning - September 2016

 

The MSc provides full Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accreditation. The PGDip must be combined with a specialist MSc dissertation for this full accreditation. This course is run by the School of the Built Environment

This one-year full-time and two-year part-time MSc programme is the benchmark qualification for those wishing to enter the planning profession and is fully accredited by both the RTPI and RICS.spatialplanning.jpgThe MSc in Spatial Planning takes a spatial approach to planning. This requires a much broader level of knowledge and understanding than traditional land-use planning, and today’s planners work alongside other built and natural environment professionals to deliver development that has the concept of sustainable living at its heart.The course combines core planning education with the development of expertise in specialist areas. Our links with practitioners in both the private and public sectors ensures that the course remains at the cutting edge of practice.... [-]


MSc Construction Project Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 5  January 2018 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The MSc in Construction Project Management (CPM) uses an innovative structure and integrative use of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to deliver a flexible and exciting programme of study. It is designed to meet the challenging demands of the modern learner and the rapidly evolving needs of the construction industry. [+]

The MSc in Construction Project Management - September 2016 or January 2017 Accredited by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). This course is run by the School of the Built Environment The MSc in Construction Project Management (CPM) uses an innovative structure and integrative use of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to deliver a flexible and exciting programme of study. It is designed to meet the challenging demands of the modern learner and the rapidly evolving needs of the construction industry. We continuously and extensively consult with construction companies and organisations in order to make sure that the course content remains practically relevant for the modern construction manager. The MSc is available both as a one year full-time programme, and in open-learning mode normally taken over two years (extendable up to 5 years). Why choose this course? Accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) demonstrates professional recognition of the quality of our programme. Strong links with prominent companies in the sector, such as Mace, Willmott Dixon and BAM Construction who are all represented in our Professional Liaison Group (PLG), which exists to provide advice on existing and proposed courses of study, on research activities and consultancy work. The programme adopts an applied learning approach to ensure that it is real-world focused and holistic. Not only is this more effective, it is more fun than the traditional study and examination approach. Students develop a broad range... [-]

MSc in Automotive Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The MSc in Automotive Engineering provides an opportunity for in-depth study of the engineering that enables and drives forward this vital worldwide industry. The key components of the course cover: design, with a focus on vehicle chassis and performance, sustainability, reliability, aerodynamics, and issues of comfort like noise, vibration and harshness. [+]

MSc in Automotive Engineering

 

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and The Institute of Engineering and Technology This course is run by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Automotive industry design is undergoing a very swift and radical change and this course prepares automotive engineers to deal with this complex and fast development. Our applied approach to design, manufacture and testing of automotive products ensures that our graduates are ready for automotive industry, with excellent employability prospects. In addition, our location is in the heart of one of Europe's biggest concentrations of high-tech businesses and the UK motorsport valley. This offers unrivalled opportunities for students to collaborate with automotive industry and their supply chain. It keeps students abreast with the current developments in automotive technologies, production methods, processes and management techniques. Our teaching is centred around our state-of-the-art laboratories in a purpose-designed engineering building. Why choose this course? You will be taught in a purpose-designed engineering building, by staff with exceptional knowledge and expertise in their fields. Lecturers include world-leaders in research on sustainable vehicle engineering, and those with experience of designing and working with major automotive manufacturers such as TATA, MAN and BMW. Our visiting speakers from business and industry provide professional perspective, preparing you for an exciting career; for more information see our industrial lecture series schedule. We have close links with industry including the BMW MINI plant in Oxford, Porsche, Ford, MAN, MIRA and other national and international partners. Our research... [-]

MSc in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

Our BCS accredited MSc in Computer Science aims to provide you with a diverse range of skills so that you will be able to produce optimal solutions in complex, multi-discipline projects which are increasingly widespread in industry. Examples of such projects include web technology combining networking, human-computer interface and intelligent systems, and high-speed networks using concepts from artificial intelligence and requiring intelligent front ends. This course is aimed at new graduates and those with substantial experience in the computing industry who want to gain a qualification that develops their expertise. [+]

Our BCS accredited MSc in Computer Science aims to provide you with a diverse range of skills so that you will be able to produce optimal solutions in complex, multi-discipline projects which are increasingly widespread in industry. Examples of such projects include web technology combining networking, human-computer interface and intelligent systems, and high-speed networks using concepts from artificial intelligence and requiring intelligent front ends. This course is aimed at new graduates and those with substantial experience in the computing industry who want to gain a qualification that develops their expertise. Why choose this course? Our BCS accredited MSc in Computer Science aims to provide you with a diverse range of skills so that you will be able to produce optimal solutions in complex, multi-discipline projects which are increasingly widespread in industry. Examples of such projects include web technology combining networking, human-computer interface and intelligent systems, and high-speed networks using concepts from artificial intelligence and requiring intelligent front ends. This course is aimed at new graduates and those with substantial experience in the computing industry who want to gain a qualification that develops their expertise. Professional accreditation BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. The MSc in Software Engineering is Accredited as meeting the requirements for CITP Further Learning and partially meeting the requirements for CEng and has been awarded the EQANIE (European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education) label. This course in detail The MSc in Computer Science has a modular course-unit design providing you with maximum flexibility and choice. To... [-]

MSc in Computing

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

If your first degree is not in computing but you want to move into IT then our BCS accredited MSc in Computing is designed for you. The course provides the basis for starting a career in computing and IT; teaching you the fundamentals of programming, hardware, networks and software engineering. The course will enable you to develop a sound knowledge of computer software development for a range of problem areas, such as interactive websites, stand-alone applications and network systems. Because of its emphasis on software system construction and management, and data organisation, the qualification is applicable to a wide variety of fields concerned with using computers, as well as directly to the computer industry itself. [+]

If your first degree is not in computing but you want to move into IT then our BCS accredited MSc in Computing is designed for you. The course provides the basis for starting a career in computing and IT; teaching you the fundamentals of programming, hardware, networks and software engineering. The course will enable you to develop a sound knowledge of computer software development for a range of problem areas, such as interactive websites, stand-alone applications and network systems. Because of its emphasis on software system construction and management, and data organisation, the qualification is applicable to a wide variety of fields concerned with using computers, as well as directly to the computer industry itself. Why choose this course? The course is rooted in real-world and industry-relevant experiences. Lecturing staff have extensive experience in research and university teaching, as well as a wide range of previous industrial and commercial backgrounds. You will have the opportunity to put the skills you have gained into practice if you choose to undertake our 1 year optional placement You will be joining a department with a diverse and truly international postgraduate community. The universal nature of the technical skills developed in our programmes means our courses are of equal relevance to both new graduates and those with many years of industrial experience. Professional accreditation BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. The MSc in Computer Science is Accredited as meeting the requirements for CITP Further Learning and partially meeting the requirements for CEng and has... [-]

MSc in Digital Media Production

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The MSc Digital Media Production will provide you with the techniques and the expertise with industry standard tools that are needed for the creation of contemporary media products. The programme covers video and audio production, computer graphics and animation, and the making of interactive products for distribution via new media platforms, as well as the longer established media of television, video and audio. Students work on the award-winning Brookes TV, making and producing broadcasts. [+]

MSc in Digital Media Production

 

This course is run by the School of Arts The MSc Digital Media Production will provide you with the skills and professional level expertise in the industry standard tools that are needed for the creation of contemporary media products. As a student with a first degree in a discipline other than a technically-based media subject, you will learn to operate digital equipment and manipulate data to produce finished products for the creative industries. This course covers video and audio production, computer graphics and animation, and the making of interactive products for distribution via new media platforms, as well as the longer established media of television, video and audio. You will work on the award-winning Brookes TV, making and producing broadcasts. There are also opportunities to work on live projects for external clients, producing promotional materials, a fast expanding area of employment. The course will enhance your career prospects and will offer you the opportunity to acquire the skills needed to work in the media industry. Why choose this course? While studying on the MSc in Digital Media Production, you will: be taught by lecturers with experience of working in the media industry with links to the vast network of professionals in the Oxford area. enjoy an excellent academic education coupled with practice-based learning, using industry-standard hardware and software. gain numerous practical skills that will enhance your portfolio and improve your employment prospects. be part of the award-winning Brookes TV and learn the art... [-]

MSc in eBusiness

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

This course is designed to enable tomorrow's business and technology leaders to fully exploit the opportunities offered by recent advances in internet technologies. The course is based on a sound understanding of the technical infrastructure of the internet and the web, but will rapidly develop your expertise in a host of convergent technologies. Issues relating to web application development, including web design and the human-computer interface, will complement a good understanding of the business potential of multimedia and database technologies. The course is run by the Department of Computing and Communication Technologies and has been developed in conjunction with our Business School. [+]

This course is designed to enable tomorrow's business and technology leaders to fully exploit the opportunities offered by recent advances in internet technologies. The course is based on a sound understanding of the technical infrastructure of the internet and the web, but will rapidly develop your expertise in a host of convergent technologies. Issues relating to web application development, including web design and the human-computer interface, will complement a good understanding of the business potential of multimedia and database technologies. The course is run by the Department of Computing and Communication Technologies and has been developed in conjunction with our Business School. Why choose this course? The programme focuses on the latest eBusiness models and technical skills that are required to build effective solutions. It provides a unique integration of theory and practice with practice orientated teaching based on real world examples. Our award winning approach to assessment using assessment that is integrated across the modules and live projects are undertaken in partnership with industry. There are regular guest lectures from award winning practitioners. You will have the opportunity to put the skills you have gained into practice if you choose to undertake our 1 year optional placement The universal nature of the technical skills developed in our programmes means our courses are of equal relevance to both new graduates and those with many years of industrial experience. This course in detail The course modules, which are all compulsory for the MSc, are listed below. To qualify for the MSc... [-]

MSc in Environmental Assessment and Management

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The MSc in EAM has Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accreditation: graduates are eligible to commence the RICS APC. They can also take the exams for Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Associate. [+]

MSc in Environmental Assessment and Management - September 2016

MSc/ PGDip Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) This course is run by the School of the Built Environment

 

The MSc in Environmental Assessment and Management (EAM) examines the principles, procedures and methods of EAM against the background of current UK, European and international environmental policy. The course covers the complementary roles of natural resource management and planning within core areas of EAM such as Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), as well as new and evolving fields such as mitigation banking, climate change adaptation, environmental inequality, ecosystem services, and strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and sustainability appraisal. The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). On completing the course, students are ideally placed to undertake the exams for the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Associate Membership. Why choose this course? Staff that teach on the MSc have published widely, including authoring the leading textbooks in Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment Our teaching is always informed by the latest developments in theory and in practice. The teaching team regularly undertake related applied research and consultancy work with respected environmental consultancies such as ERM, WSP, and Land Use Consultants, as well as the European Union, UK public sector bodies and NGOs. The course has excellent links with the professional practitioner community. Our contacts from industry provide... [-]

MSc in Historic Conservation

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  August 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The teaching programme covers the knowledge, skills and professional capabilities identified by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as the foundation for professional practice. [+]

Historic Conservation - September 2016 MSc/ PGDip/ PGCert This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), and recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). This course is run by the School of the Built Environment

 

The Brookes MSc offers a comprehensive grounding in the conservation of historic buildings and sites. Focusing on the UK, but also drawing on other national and international paradigms, it introduces you to a range of theoretical and practical disciplines, including the relevant aspects of architectural history, historical geography, spatial planning, urban design, construction, surveying, economics and finance, and research methodology. This course follows the International Commission on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) guidelines on education and training, and covers the knowledge, skills and professional capabilities identified by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as the foundation for professional practice. Our programme draws students from a wide range of backgrounds, and provides an ideal training for those wishing to pursue a career in this fascinating but competitive field. For information on recent field trips, please visit our Planning and Urban Design blog.... [-]


MSc in Mobile and High Speed Telecommunication Networks

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The Mobile and High Speed Telecommunication Networks course is designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge of modern high-speed telecommunication systems and to enhance your professional development in the rapidly expanding field of personal communications. This course has two main components: 2G - 4G mobile communications, and fixed high-speed and multi-service networks. Emphasis is given to developing essential industrial and commercial skills. The project is a major element of the course and gives you the opportunity to enhance your career prospects by acquiring in-depth knowledge of a key aspect of telecommunications technology. [+]

The Mobile and High Speed Telecommunication Networks course is designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge of modern high-speed telecommunication systems and to enhance your professional development in the rapidly expanding field of personal communications. This course has two main components: 2G - 4G mobile communications, and fixed high-speed and multi-service networks. Emphasis is given to developing essential industrial and commercial skills. The project is a major element of the course and gives you the opportunity to enhance your career prospects by acquiring in-depth knowledge of a key aspect of telecommunications technology. Why choose this course? You will be taught industrially relevant techniques using some of the same tools and software used by the communications industry. Our telecommunications laboratories are equipped for the design, testing and analysis of mobile wireless and optical networks using industry standard tools such Asset, Ranopt, OptSim, OpNet and Matlab. You will have the opportunity to analyse real data from operational 2G and 3G networks and to design 3G and LTE networks. Our networking laboratories are equipped with modern Cisco routers, switches and security devices to enable design construction and testing of complete high bandwidth secure, wired and wireless networks. You will have the opportunity to put the skills you have gained into practice if you choose to undertake our 1 year optional placement. The universal nature of the technical skills developed in our programmes means our courses are of equal relevance to both new graduates and those with many years of industrial experience. This course... [-]

MSc in Motorsport Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The MSc in Motorsport Engineering offered by Oxford Brookes provides the opportunity for you to specialise in areas such as engine technology, chassis performance, racing engineering, reliability and risk management, materials, simulation and data analysis. There are options in advanced materials like carbon fibre and advanced joining techniques. Staff teaching on this course have F1 experience and design skills. [+]

MSc in Motorsport Engineering

 

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and The Institute of Engineering and Technology This course is run by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences The MSc in Motorsport Engineering course provides a unique preparation for work in the motorsport industry. Our location in the heart of UK motorsport valley with close proximity of the majority of Formula 1 teams and their supply chain gives our Department unrivalled access to motorsport companies.This informs and directs development and delivery of the programmes, benefiting from contribution by a range of experts with noteworthy track record in the motorsport industry. It also offers students opportunities to undertake industry-based projects, often in conjunction with our high-standing research based around state-of-the-art automotive test equipment in a purpose-designed engineering building. Our students also have an opportunity to implement their theoretical knowledge by joining Oxford Brookes Racing, our acclaimed Formula Student team to gain an understanding of racing culture and an environment where winning race cars are built. Why choose this course? We are known as a premier institution for Motorsport education - our motorsport legacy is recognised worldwide and many of our graduates progress to work with leading motorsport companies, including all of F1 teams, Formula E and major suppliers to motorsport industry. Our programme has been developed with and delivered in collaboration with the motorsport industry: you will be taught in laboratories that include a four-post test rig, four state-of-the-art engine test cells, analytical and mechanical... [-]

MSc in Project Management in the Built Environment

Campus or Online Full time Part time 12 - 24  January 2018 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The MSc in Project Management in the Built Environment is designed to meet the growing demand for project managers in the built environment sector who can oversee the entire life cycle of any project, including unique and specialist developments. It is ideal for anyone with ambitions for project management within this sector. [+]

MSc in Project Management in the Built Environment - September 2016 or January 2017

 

The MSc in Project Management in the Built Environment is designed to meet the growing demand for project managers in the built environment sector who can oversee the entire life cycle of any project, including unique and specialist developments. It is ideal for anyone with ambitions for project management within this sector. We consult extensively with people from a wide spectrum of companies and organisations in order to make sure that the course content remains practically relevant. Some of this consultation is done through our alumni network to benefit from the views of professionals in prominent positions who were also students at Oxford Brookes University. The MSc is available as a one-year, full-time programme or as an open learning programme (a combination of distance learning with intensive on-campus study periods) which is normally taken over two years (minimum). There are two entry points: September and January. Why choose this case? The Department's membership of a select group of RICS accredited universities acting as RICS' ambassadors; and to be among the signatories to the RICS Initiative to Drive the Adoption of Sustainable Development Principles in Built Environment Higher Education in line with the Six Principles under UN PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education). Strong links with prominent companies in the sector, such as Mace, Willmott Dixon and BAM Construction who can provide advice on existing and proposed courses of study, on research activities and consultancy... [-]

MSc in Racing Engine Design

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The motorsport industry in the UK is a world leader and many of the world's most advanced high-performance engines are designed here. The MSc in Racing Engine Design is intended to enhance and extend your knowledge in engine design. You will be taught by staff with many years experience of racing engines, from performance road cars, through rally, IRL, Kart and F3 right up to F1. [+]

MSc in Racing Engine Design

 

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Institute of Engineering and Technology (The IET) This course is run by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences The MSc in Racing Engine Design is the only programme of its kind in the world - it has been developed with the needs and requirements of the race engine manufacturers in mind. It is designed to produce highly-skilled graduates who are ready to undertake advanced design roles with major engine manufacturers and their supply chain. The UK is a world leader in motorsport and high performance engines industry - many of the world's most advanced high-performance engines are designed not far from our location in the UK motorsport valley. The department’s unrivalled access to motorsport industry informs and directs development and delivery of the programme. In addition to the strong theory-based modules, graduates gain a comprehensive understanding of how winning engines are created. Our teaching is centred around our state-of-the-art laboratories in a purpose-designed engineering building. Why choose this course? We are known as a premier institution for Motorsport education - our motorsport legacy is recognised worldwide and many of our graduates progress to work for most advanced high-performance engine manufacturers, such as Ferrari and Mercedes HPP, all of F1 teams and major suppliers to motorsport industry, such as Riccardo, Xtrac, Prodrive, and Hewland. Our programme has been developed with and delivered in collaboration with the automotive and motorsport industry: you will be... [-]

MSc in Software Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

Our BCS accredited MSc in Software Engineering is designed to produce successful software engineers who will have an understanding of software engineering principles (and their application), design skills, knowledge of good management practice, computing science and mathematical formalism. The course aims to equip you to begin a career, or to undertake further study in this important and exciting area. The most complex engineering artifacts in existence are now software systems, and the effects of such systems are felt by almost everyone. It is vitally important that software should be of high quality; it should be built on schedule and without error and it should be safe. Software Engineering combines scientific and engineering principles with sound practice to ensure the production of high-quality, reliable software that does what it is designed to do. [+]

Our BCS accredited MSc in Software Engineering is designed to produce successful software engineers who will have an understanding of software engineering principles (and their application), design skills, knowledge of good management practice, computing science and mathematical formalism. The course aims to equip you to begin a career, or to undertake further study in this important and exciting area. The most complex engineering artifacts in existence are now software systems, and the effects of such systems are felt by almost everyone. It is vitally important that software should be of high quality; it should be built on schedule and without error and it should be safe. Software Engineering combines scientific and engineering principles with sound practice to ensure the production of high-quality, reliable software that does what it is designed to do. Why choose this course? You will have the opportunity to put the skills you have gained into practice if you choose to undertake our 1 year optional placement Professional experts contribute to the range of subjects on offer. Teaching is informed by state-of-the-art research being undertaken in the department and youwill have the opportunity to work alongside members of our Dependable Systems Research Centre and internationally renowned academics. Real word problems and current issues in Software Engineering are used to illustrate the theoretical concepts. You have the option to undertake an intensive course on compiler construction from one of Europe’s leading authorities in the field. The universal nature of the technical skills developed in our programmes means our... [-]

MSc in Sustainable Building Performance and Design

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

This unique multi-disciplinary course is taught by architects, engineers and physicists involved in practice and research. It focuses on the theory and practice of developing low carbon and sustainable buildings. The course includes a number of interlinked modules that simulate the design and development of a sustainable project. This enables students from different disciplines to develop skills and understanding relevant to their own discipline, be it design or consultancy, and in relation to a national and international context. [+]

MSc in Sustainable Building Performance and Design - September 2016

 

This unique multi-disciplinary course is taught by architects, engineers and physicists involved in practice and research. It focuses on the theory and practice of developing low carbon and sustainable buildings. The course includes a number of interlinked modules that simulate the design and development of a sustainable project. This enables students from different disciplines to develop skills and understanding relevant to their own discipline, be it design or consultancy, and in relation to a national and international context. Why choose this course? The course is run by the School of Architecture, which is recognised as one of the country's leading schools of architecture and is consistently ranked by The Architect's Journals one of the five best schools in the UK. Distinctive aspects of the course include: A complete module in post-occupancy evaluation, based on our groundbreaking research in this area, is available. We offer a sustainable built environment strategies module focusing on sustainable lifestyles and quality of life and a sustainable building design module. Our advanced low carbon building technology module uniquely combines strategic decision making with practical application within international climatic context. Our international standing as research leaders in thermal comfort is directly reflected in our teaching of building design. This course in detail The course is organised on a modular credit system, 60 credits for postgraduate certificate, 120 credits for the postgraduate diploma (9 months full-time, 20 months part-time) and 180 credits for the master's degree... [-]

MSc in Urban Planning (Developing and Transitional Regions)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  January 2018 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The course is concerned with the theory and practice of urban planning in societies undergoing rapid economic, social, environmental and spatial change. [+]

MSc in Urban Planning (Developing and Transitional Regions)

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accredited This course is run by the School of the Built Environment

 

The MSc in Urban Planning: Developing and Transitional Regions is concerned with the theory and practice of urban planning in societies undergoing rapid economic, social, environmental and spatial change. This course examines the phenomenon and processes of rapid urban growth and the nature of planning interventions within the broader framework of political, economic (including macro-economic) and cultural factors. 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.... [-]


MSc IT Systems Administration and Management

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The IT Systems Administration and Management programme teaches the fundamental theoretical concepts needed and gives students the opportunity to put these skills into practice in our VM platform, dedicated server laboratory, and networking laboratories. These facilities, along with access to enterprise level software, through departmental VMWare and MSDNAA subscriptions, as well as University agreements with companies such as ServiceNow and Numecent, allow students to work on complex scenarios using industry standard hardware and software. [+]

The IT Systems Administration and Management programme teaches the fundamental theoretical concepts needed and gives students the opportunity to put these skills into practice in our VM platform, dedicated server laboratory, and networking laboratories. These facilities, along with access to enterprise level software, through departmental VMWare and MSDNAA subscriptions, as well as University agreements with companies such as ServiceNow and Numecent, allow students to work on complex scenarios using industry standard hardware and software. Why choose this course? It is taught by domain experts, many of whom are also practitioners in the field. Dedicated server and networking laboratories with enterprise equipment including Cisco switches, routers and firewalls and Dell servers. Dedicated virtualisation platform to practice cloud deployment. Access to a wide range of enterprise software to ensure realistic deployment environments. An emphasis on live projects, alongside group work modeled on industry standard working patterns, gives you the opportunity to develop more business oriented skills such as project management, team management, and customer relationship management to equip them with the skills required for IT systems management. An opportunity to apply to undertake a placement which enables you to practice and refine your skills within a company or organisation. This course in detail The MSc in IT Systems Administration and Management has a modular course-unit design providing you with maximum flexibility and choice. To qualify for a master’s degree without placement, you must pass modules amounting to 180 credits. This comprises six taught modules (20 credits each) plus your dissertation (60 credits).... [-]

MSc Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

Great engineering design turns great ideas into great products. If this is your aim, then the MSc Mechanical Engineering will give you the skills you need to achieve it. Developing the skills to take complex products all the way from idea to fully-validated designs, you will use the most advanced CAD packages and learn the techniques required to analyse your work, testing designs in virtual reality to see how they perform and how reliable they are. [+]

MSc in Advanced Engineering Design

 

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and The Institute of Engineering and Technology This course is run by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Superb industry links and world-class research come together to make Oxford Brookes one of the best places in the UK to study Mechanical Engineering at postgraduate level. Being in the heart of one of Europe’s highest concentration of high-tech businesses provides opportunities for industry-focused studies.You will take charge of your career by building on your undergraduate degree and developing your professional skills. It introduces you to research, development and practice in advanced engineering design and equips you for professional practice at senior positions of responsibility.You will gain the skills to take complex products all the way from idea to fully validated designs. Using the most advanced CAD packages, you will learn the techniques required to analyse and test your designs followed by full design implementation. Our teaching is centred around our state-of-the-art laboratories in a purpose-designed engineering building. Why choose this course? You will be taught by staff with exceptional knowledge and expertise in their fields, including world-leaders in research on sustainable engineering, materials and joining technology and design engineers leading development of novel products such as carbon and bamboo bike. Our research projects and consultancies are done with partners such as Siemens, Yasa Motors, Stannah Stairlifts, 3M etc. using our facilities including analytical and mechanical test equipment, scanning electron microscope and the latest 3D... [-]

MSc Real Estate

Campus Full time 12  August 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) this programme will prepare you for the challenges of entering professional practice and completing the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) to become a Chartered Surveyor. The programme offers three distinct pathways: Commercial/Residential Real Estate, International Real Estate and Hotel & Hospitality. All students follow a set of core modules during the first semester and then select one of the pathways (Commercial/Residential, International or Hotel & Hospitality) and take the specialist modules associated with that pathway during the second semester and the Summer period. [+]

MSc Real Estate (Commercial and Residential, International, Hotel and Hospitality) - September 2016 Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) This course is run by the School of the Built Environment The MSc Real Estate is a conversion programme for graduates from other academic disciplines and is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It is one degree programme with three distinct pathways: Commercial and Residential International Hotel and Hospitality. All three pathways are viewed as a single cohort. The programme will provide you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the real estate profession and will prepare you for the challenge of completing the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) to become a Chartered Surveyor. The MSc Real Estate is available for full-time study only. Given the intensity of the programme, you are advised to live in or near Oxford. Please note this course has a September start only. Come to our MSc Real Estate Visit Day to find out more about the programme and the University. Find out more about the MSc Real Estate including interviews with the staff, student views and field trips on the School of the Built Environment blog, Hot Property. Why choose this course? The majority of the teaching staff are professionally qualified as Chartered Surveyors, Planners, Lawyers or Accountants, each of them is dedicated to providing excellent teaching. Learning is enhanced by external speakers, field trips and management support from the industry, provided by seven of the... [-]

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MA Development and Emergency Practice

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The Development and Emergency Practice (DEP) course provides a unique academic setting for the study of international development, conflict, disaster management, urbanisation, humanitarianism and human rights. With its emphasis on practice, the course offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in the rapidly changing fields of development and emergencies. The programme is targeted at those with, or seeking, careers in NGOs, bilateral or multilateral humanitarian, development and human rights agencies, or governmental and commercial organisations working in international development. This programme is run by the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP), which is based within the School of Architecture. [+]

MA Development and Emergency Practice - September 2016

MA/ PGDip/ PGCert

 

The Development and Emergency Practice (DEP) course provides a unique academic setting for the study of international development, conflict, disaster management, urbanisation, humanitarianism and human rights. With its emphasis on practice, the course offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in the rapidly changing fields of development and emergencies. The programme is targeted at those with, or seeking, careers in NGOs, bilateral or multilateral humanitarian, development and human rights agencies, or governmental and commercial organisations working in international development. This programme is run by the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP), which is based within the School of Architecture.... [-]


MA Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding

Campus Full time 30  August 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

Built on the experiences and expertise developed by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) at Oxford Brookes University, the MA explores the interactions between humanitarian action and peacebuilding. It links applied knowledge and practice with theory through online lectures, action research, sharing of experiences, discussions with key practitioners, and critical reflection on practices. [+]

Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding - January 2017 This course is run by the School of Architecture Built on the experiences and expertise developed by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) at Oxford Brookes University, the MA explores the interactions between humanitarian action and peacebuilding. It links applied knowledge and practice with theory through online lectures, action research, sharing of experiences, discussions with key practitioners, and critical reflection on practices. This programme is designed mainly for practitioners working in the fields of humanitarian action and peacebuilding, though it is open also to those working in related fields. It allows you to broaden your perceptions, critically review your role, and develop and refine hard and soft skills needed to work effectively in the fields of humanitarian action and peacebuilding. The programme is also relevant for practitioners working in other fields, interested in exploring new opportunities in conflict transformation. Why choose this course? Flexible and user-friendly online learning environment allowing you to learn from your workplace Investigating cutting-edge issues in the field of humanitarian action and peacebuilding, proposing innovative tools and reflecting on current field practices Designed and delivered jointly by Oxford Brookes University and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) offering you access to resources and support from both institutions online and in the field through UN missions Unparalleled support from a team of academic experts and top-ranked practitioners as well as field experts for specific topics... [-]

MA in Digital Publishing

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The course provides an excellent overview of every aspect of publishing, with an emphasis on digital publishing. The MA in Digital Publishing combines theory with practice and provides scope to develop specialist skills required for career development. You will leave the course with a broad understanding of the key issues facing the publishing industry in the 21st century and a wide range of publishing and general management skills, including advanced IT skills, to help you succeed in the industry. [+]

MA in Digital Publishing

 

This course is run by the School of Arts The course provides an excellent overview of every aspect of publishing, with an emphasis on digital publishing. The MA in Digital Publishing combines theory with practice and provides scope to develop specialist skills required for career development. You will leave the course with a broad understanding of the key issues facing the publishing industry in the 21st century and a wide range of publishing and general management skills, including advanced IT skills, to help you succeed in the industry. This course is part of a group of publishing courses, run by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (within the School of Arts), which enjoy a high international standing in the publishing world. We have close links with publishing companies in Oxford and London, and staff have extensive experience in national and international publishing roles. Our publishing programmes provide you with the skills, knowledge and networks to kickstart your career in publishing, or to improve your current position. Why choose this course? If you choose an MA in Digital Publishing at Oxford Brookes you will enjoy: excellent employment prospects - our graduates have been exceptionally successful in obtaining employment soon after graduation and have a strong record of career progression extensive industry links and networking a great location in Oxford, which is a global publishing centre unrivalled access to work experience and International internships specialist careers advice including our Working in Publishing Day a large... [-]

MA in Film Studies Popular Cinema

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

This course offers a film education for the 21st century. You are encouraged to develop a broad portfolio of writing and research skills by combining academic and professional writing projects. We cover the history and theory of popular cinema in the US (classical and contemporary Hollywood), Europe and East Asia (especially Japanese cinema), as well as offering a module in advanced screenwriting. You will develop skills for a career in either academia or the media industries. You will be taught by a diverse team of film specialists with different national and cultural backgrounds, as well as by industry professional guest speakers. [+]

MA in Film Studies Popular Cinema

 

This course offers a film education for the 21st century. You are encouraged to develop a broad portfolio of writing and research skills by combining academic and professional writing projects. We cover the history and theory of popular cinema in the US (classical and contemporary Hollywood), Europe and East Asia (especially Japanese cinema), as well as offering a module in advanced screenwriting. You will develop skills for a career in either academia or the media industries. You will be taught by a diverse team of film specialists with different national and cultural backgrounds, as well as by industry professional guest speakers. Why choose this course? The School of Arts offers a unified hub for the arts in the Richard Hamilton Building, with state-of-the-art technical facilities and 24-hour studio access. All Film Studies staff are active researchers. The research culture in the Film Studies course also benefits from the active involvement of our advisory panel of film industry experts, including leading directors, producers and technical specialists. Innovative cross-disciplinary and socially engaged creative practices. An advisory panel of leading directors and professionals from the film and media industry who regularly contribute to the programme and our annual series of Film Studies events. Research and teaching programmes linked to some of Oxford’s premier cultural organisations such as Modern Art Oxford, Oxford Contemporary Music, and locally held Film Festivals. A stimulating environment where creative practitioners and writers about the arts and culture work closely together to... [-]

MA in International Architectural Regeneration and Development

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

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. [+]

MA in International Architectural Regeneration and Development - September 2016

 

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. Why choose this course? Oxford Brookes has an established international reputation for its excellence in teaching and research related to international vernacular architecture, architectural conservation and regeneration. Staff teaching on the programme, including Dr Aylin Orbasli and Dr Marcel Vellinga, combine different disciplinary backgrounds with academic and practice experience, and active involvement with projects in different parts of the world. We house the Paul Oliver Vernacular Architecture Library. We stimulate students towards more innovative approaches and dynamic ways of thinking that are now essential to secure a viable future for historic urban environments, traditional settlements and the world’s vernacular architecture. The international nature of the programme builds up skills to work in different cultural... [-]

MA in Music

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  August 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The MA in Music offers a thorough grounding in advanced musical studies while enabling students to focus on one of two specialisms; musicology or composition. Within the field of musicology, students further specialise on three areas that are amongst the most lively in the discipline: music in nineteenth-century culture, music for the stage and on screen, or music in popular culture. The composition pathway provides a practice-based contemporary composition curriculum that encourages students to push the boundaries of their practice and thinking, to develop an understanding of creative agency, to be ambitious in the creation of new work and to develop a voice as an engaged and creative composer. A distinctive feature of the programme is the opportunity for students to develop a robust academic understanding within these fields while also engaging in practical and professional experience. Accordingly, the course helps prepare students for further study and offers opportunities for career development in the music industry or teaching. [+]

MA in Music

 

The MA in Music offers distinctive pathways in Music and Popular Culture, Music on Stage and on Screen, Music in 19th-Century Culture and Contemporary Practice in Composition. It provides you with a thorough grounding in advanced musical studies and can pave the way, where desired, to doctoral research.

 

 

Teaching learning and assessment

The MA in Music is taught through a combination of seminars, tutorials and skills-based workshops. Assessment methods include essays, student presentations, literature reviews, dissertations and (for composers) compositions using scores, recordings, software patches or live electronics, performances and installations.During your time here you will be engaged in lively discussions and original research. We aim to give you an in-depth understanding of recent critical debates, scholarship and practice in your chosen field, as well as to broaden your knowledge of musical repertoire. Our pathways are original, exciting and flexible and one of the most striking features of the Music Department is its breadth of subject expertise. All staff members in Music, with whom MA students work closely, are actively engaged in research and we have published our work in top journals and with the most highly respected publishers.... [-]


MA in Social Sculpture

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The MA in Social Sculpture is an internationally renowned programme, running since 2006, linked to the Social Sculpture Research Unit at Oxford Brookes. A dedicated team of international specialists and emerging practitioners delivers innovative cross-disciplinary and socially-engaged creative practices that many students have described as 'life changing'. [+]

MA in Social Sculpture This unique transdisciplinary course, open to people from all backgrounds, offers a special focus on contemporary social sculpture, ecological citizenship, connective eco-social practices, cultural activism, expanded art practices and transformative, creative action. It enables you to explore strategies of engagement, agency and the relationship between imagination and transformation. The programme also makes special reference to the proposals and legacies of Joseph Beuys, Schiller and Goethe, as well as other pedagogies of transformation such as Joanna Macy's and Paulo Freire's. It introduces theoretical and philosophical frameworks, with a special emphasis on phenomenology and experiential knowing; explores the relationship of social sculpture to ecological sustainability and offers practice-based research methodologies and creative strategies as the basis for developing individual and collaborative social sculpture processes, interdisciplinary expanded arts and reflective social practice. The MA is Social Sculpture is, with the MA in Sound Arts, one of two taught postgraduate courses for socially-engaged artists, composers and transdisciplinary practitioners currently offered by the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University. These MAs share two core modules in Creative Strategies and Phenomenological Methods of practice-based work. These shared modules enable cross-pollination and potential for collaboration between social sculpture and connective practice practitioners and those working in the field of sound arts. The MA in Social Sculpture is linked to the Social Sculpture Research Unit and is part of a thriving post-graduate research culture. There are opportunities to volunteer in social sculpture projects like University of the Trees: Lab for an Eco-Social Future.... [-]

MA in Spatial Planning Studies

Campus Full time 12  August 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

The MSc level offers full Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accreditation in one calendar year. The postgraduate diploma needs to be combined with an approved specialist planning programme, to fulfil the RTPI requirements. [+]

Certificate in Spatial Planning Studies - September 2016 Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as an access route to the MSc in Spatial Planning course. This course is run by the School of the Built Environment This certificate provides an access route to the Department of Planning's RTPI and RICS-accredited MSc in Spatial Planning for students who do not have the usual educational qualifications necessary for entry onto the course. It is a one-year part-time (one day per week) undergraduate-level course. The overall aims and objectives of the course are to provide you with a general, yet critical, understanding of the planning process and some of the key issues and themes in contemporary spatial planning. Why choose this course? Oxford Brookes' Department of Planning performs a leading role in research and consultancy, with clients and projects covering subjects from local concerns to multinational organisations, government and industry. Our research feeds directly into the teaching of the Certificate in Spatial Planning Studies and the department's students have the opportunity to learn directly from the most current areas of practice. The Certificate in Spatial Planning studies is a part- time course and Oxford, with its excellent transport links to all regions of the UK, is a particularly convenient place to study for part-time students on day release from work. Professional accreditation The Certificate in Spatial Planning Studies provides an entry qualification for the MSc in Spatial Planning which is accredited by both the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the... [-]

MA in Urban Design

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accredited when combined with the PGDip in Spatial Planning. 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. [+]

MA in Urban Design - September 2016

MA/ PGDip/ PGCert Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) when combined with the PGDip in Spatial Planning. This course is run by the School of the Built Environment

 

The 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 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 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.... [-]


MA Sound Arts

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

MA Sound Arts is a creative, interdisciplinary course that enables you to investigate exploratory and innovative Sound Arts practices including experimental composition, sound installation, field recording, site-specific practice, sonic art and improvisation. [+]

MA Sound Arts MA Sound Arts is a creative, interdisciplinary course that enables you to investigate exploratory and innovative Sound Arts practices including experimental composition, sound installation, field recording, site-specific practice, sonic art and improvisation. This programme is enhanced by a group of internationally active sound artists, composers and field recordists who curate and participate in the activities of the SARU (Sonic Art Research Unit) and the annual festival Audiograft. The weekly Listening Group complements the core provision and introduces you to the vibrant research culture around Sound Arts. You will develop individual and collaborative practice-based work in a stimulating environment that encourages dialogue and growth as part of a reflective community. This is a good basis for the intensive, fascinating and challenging work that thrives in this supportive, innovative and creative context. Why choose this course? The School of Arts offers state-of-the-art technical facilities for Sound Arts and 24-hour studio access. This course is taught by leading Sound Arts practitioners creating ‘world-leading’ research as defined by the REF2014 (Research Excellence Framework). You will have access to expertise in sound art, field recording, electroacoustic composition, site-based practice, experimental composition and improvisation. Sound Arts is situated in an interdisicplinary context and you will work with students from Art & Design and Music. The Sonic Art research Unit (SARU) and the annual ACE funded audiograft festival provide a stimulating environment for innovation and experimentation in your creative practice. Many of our Arts MA students progress to PhD study. Teaching and learning Teaching... [-]