Research course

Real Estate and Construction

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, April

Course content

The Department offers excellent research facilities and a friendly environment with high calibre supervision for pursuing research activity in a wide range of topics at both national and international levels. Where appropriate the Department will involve experts from elsewhere in the University, or from external institutions.

Department specialisms

Globalisation, land rights and urban livelihoods; Land reform and rural development; Land administration and management; Land and housing policy; Property-led urban development; Sustainable property development; Brownfield development and building retro-fit; Risk assessment of property investment and behavioural finance; Institutional development of property markets; Mass appraisal and valuation.

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
24-60 months
part time
36-72 months


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

Course contact details

Professor Ramin Keivani
+44 (0) 1865 483877