Infrastructure Planning and Sustainable Development at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS

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Course summary

Our MSc Infrastructure Planning and Sustainable Development offers a new approach to studying infrastructure planning and delivery. It is designed to make the step change needed to meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century. The course is ideal if you have or are seeking a career in the field of infrastructure planning and international development in:

  • government
  • the private sector
  • NGOs
  • multilateral and bilateral development agencies.
By engaging with new and innovative thinking on infrastructure, you'll learn to respond to the imperatives of rapidly growing cities. And in doing so achieve poverty alleviation, ecological sustainability and local economic growth. Our core teaching offers a unique mix of theoretical perspectives and practical skills covering:
  • governance
  • human development
  • ecological sustainability
  • finance
  • programme/project planning.
You'll be prepared to engage with more holistic approaches to decision making and problem solving. So you can deliver infrastructure that provides for both inclusive and sustainable development.

Assessment method

We use an 'applied' approach to learning, sometimes called 'problem based learning' or PBL. It leads to a more challenging and industry relevant experience. You'll learn in groups and work through problems adapted from complex real situations and case studies. Full time Our teaching methods include:

  • lectures
  • webinars
  • online discussion forums
  • skills workshops
  • seminars
-practical and project work. Your time will usually consist of:
  • two 2-hour weekly sessions for each of the two core modules
  • one 1½ hour session for research methods
  • independent learning and work on coursework assignments
Distance learning Online learning material is provided via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Teaching methods include:
  • webinars
  • recorded lectures
  • discussion forums
  • Question and Answer sessions
  • online collaboration with peers for assessments.
You will have the opportunity for face-to-face contact within the Intensive Study Periods.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Town Planning Institute, Royal

Entry requirements

The course is open to applicants who hold a 2.1 undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent). We will actively consider applications from candidates with lower degrees, who can effectively portray suitable credentials, and usually have an appropriate professional background.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component

If English is not your first language then, please see here for our requirements and accepted alternative English language qualifications

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9800 Year 1
Scotland £9800 Year 1
Wales £9800 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Infrastructure Planning and Sustainable Development at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS