Taught course

International Architectural Regeneration and Development

Oxford Brookes University · School of Architecture

Entry requirements

The course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. Applicants are welcome from any relevant academic discipline, as well as those in work and seeking continuing professional development. Admission is normally open to those who: hold a good honours degree (2.1 or above) 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. Please also see the university's general entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is offered at three levels: as a postgraduate certificate, a postgraduate diploma and a master's degree. Normally candidates enrol for the master's degree, but it is possible to enrol directly on the PGCert or PGDip, either on recommendation from the admissions tutor or as an exit point from the MA.

In total, 180 credits are required to complete the MA in International Architectural Regeneration and Development. These are divided into two parts: 120 credits must be successfully completed to qualify for the postgraduate diploma. During Semesters 1 and 2 all MA students take taught core modules amounting to 90 credits and choose options amounting to 30 credits. Research methods seminars and the dissertation itself account for a further 60 credits required to achieve the MA. For the postgraduate certificate 60 credits are needed.

The programme is made up of core (compulsory) modules and optional modules that are explained in more detail below.

Core modules:

Architecture, Culture and Tradition;
Applications in Regeneration;
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 stage are:

Research Methods;
Dissertation/Design Project.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you must satisfy our English language requirements by providing us with evidence of a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
18 months
full time
6 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)1865 483230