Research course

Environmental Design and Conservation

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Planning

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for MPhil or MPhil with the intention of transferring to a PhD (the route which most of our doctoral candidates take) is a first-class or upper second-class UK honours degree or equivalent. Applications also welcomed from those holding qualifications other than the above and will be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the work proposed. The normal entry requirement for the degree of PhD is a recent master's degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed research and which has included research training and a research project.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

You will join a friendly and supportive environment in which research and scholarly activity is pursued with lively debate and intellectual stimulation. There is access to an outstanding resources centre housing one of the best collections of environmental statements in the UK.

Department specialisms

Community Development; Heritage and Historic Conservation; Sustainability and Urban Form; Urban Regeneration and Renaissance; Visitor Attractions and Town Centre Management.

Information for international students

For applicants who do not have English as their first language, a: British O level, GCSE (grade A, B or C) in English Language; a TOEFL score of 650 or above (written test); or a British Council ELTS band 6 or 7 is necessary.

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities can be found at: Finance

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-72 months
full time
36-60 months


part time
36-72 months
full time
24-60 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Dr Sue Brownill
+44 (0)1865 483877