The two-year MSc in Sustainable Urban Development will provide you with a rigorous and critical introduction to the policy and practice of sustainable urban development. The course exposes students to sustainable urbanism as both an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary subject at global and local scales.
Attention is paid to the intellectual history of sustainable urban development, its current and future applications and practice, and the contemporary relevance of research to sustainable urban policy and practice across cities of the Global North and South.
The programme attracts a lively and engaged group of students, who combine postgraduate study with their professional lives, and an active alumni network. Students on the course typically come from a wide international background and share a variety of work experiences in urban development and the built environment. The MSc is designed for those operating in a range of urban contexts worldwide - public, private or third sector organisations - and fosters collaboration, creativity, perspective-sharing and effective networking skills. The programme runs in partnership with the Prince's Foundation for Building Community, and is an accredited course within the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors University Partnership.
The course is delivered by tutors from institutes and departments across the University of Oxford, and in collaboration with comprehensive range of commercial, governmental and non-government organisations specialising in sustainable urban development
The MSc is comprised of five modules in Year 1 and three modules plus a dissertation in Year 2, for each year of registration an Annual Award fee (Course Fee) is also due. Please see the Fees and funding site for more information on how modular fees are calculated. Fees must be paid in accordance with the Terms and Conditions for the programme.
The fees for Year 1 are £16050
The fees for Year 2 are £17730 (plus a 3-5% inflationary increase)
All fees are inclusive of college fees. All fees must be paid in accordance with the Terms and Conditions for the programme.
The course expects to offer annual payment plans of three or seven instalments, with the first instalment due piror to the first module and the final payment due before the following Easter. Please contact us for further information using the details below.
There are over 1000 fully-funded scholarships available for new graduate students at Oxford. Please visit the Fees and funding page for information about the wide variety of funding opportunities available at Oxford and help on how to calculate your living costs.
Past students on the MSc have been awarded Oxford’s prestigious Clarendon Fund scholarshipand have received significant contributions from a sponsoring employer toward all or part of their fees. If you need information from us to support an application for funding from your employer, please contact us via the details below.
A full-fee Programme Scholarship is available for new students joining the MSc for October 2016 entry. There is no separate application process for this scholarship, however if you wish to be considered you must submit your MSc application by 22 January 2016. Please see the guidance notes for further details and selection criteria.
The Oxford-Viessmann Scholarship is open to all graduate applicants for the part-time MSc in Sustainable Urban Development. The Scholarship covers course fees and college fees and includes a subsistence grant. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University of Oxford and Viessman UK Ltd. Founded in 1917 Viessmann is one of the leading international manufacturers of heating, cooling and climate control technology.
To be considered, please apply by 22 January 2016.
To apply for the Oxford-Viessmann Scholarship please submit a personal statement using the Oxford-Viessman Personal Statement Form to email@example.com by no later than 22 January 2016.
Apply for this course
Applications for this course should be made via the University of Oxford Graduate Admissions website.
Early application for the programme is strongly advised. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a telephone interview.
If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying please contact the course team via firstname.lastname@example.org
A fully-funded scholarship has been generously donated by the Oxford-based Sheehan Group. The successful candidate will work closely with the Sheehan Group during the research dissertation phase of their second year of study, undertaking a project related to the recycling of aggregate.
The dissertation may address the political, economic and environmental aspects of recycling aggregate, focusing on the Sheehan recycling facility in Oxfordshire as the main, or as a comparative case study. Applicants will submit a 500-word summary of their proposed dissertation topic with the standard MSc application, and are invited to adopt an innovative and multidisciplinary approach to the topic of construction and demolition waste recycling.
To be considered, please apply by 22 January 2016.
Please see the Sheehan Scholarship guidance above for further details of the project. To apply, please complete the Sheehan Scholarship Dissertation Proposal Form and send this to email@example.com by no later than 22 January 2016.