Research course

Impact Assessment

Oxford Brookes University · School of the Built Environment

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, June

Course content

The International Assessment Group is a designated EC Europa Centre of Excellence in Environmental Impact Assessment, which brings together one of the largest teams of expertise in this field worldwide.

Our research activity was independently assessed as being of 'international standing' in the 2001 Higher Education Funding Council for England Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) amongst UK universities.

Our clients include, amongst others, the European Commission, UK government/agencies, local government and the commercial sector.

Department specialisms


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


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


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


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

Course contact details

Dr Sue Brownill
+44 (0) 1865 483877