Study Program: Part-time M.Sc. in Sustainable Urban Development, University of Oxford

Part-time MSc in Sustainable Urban Development at the University of Oxford – recruiting now for entry in October, 2011

This two-year master’s programme is offered by Oxford’s Continuing Professional Development Centre in association with The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment. Both intellectually rigorous and strongly grounded in professional practice, it is aimed at professionals worldwide who are working across the sustainable urban development sector. Through meaningful and state-of-the-art learning, it provides opportunities for employers to develop their workforce and for individuals to enhance their career prospects.

With an interdisciplinary focus, the programme is taught by leading researchers and practitioners from Oxford and other major academic and professional institutions.The flexible, modular structure of the programme has been designed to suit busy professionals. During two years, students attend eight intensive one-week teaching sessions in Oxford and London comprising lectures, seminars, practice-based workshops and one-to-one tutorials; together these are aimed at developing and sharing concerns for social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainable living.

Assessment is through assignments and a dissertation (which can be on a work-based project), and students are supported throughout via a web-based portal, providing access to a rich bank of e-learning materials and class discussion forums.

To find out more about this unique master’s programme, please visit our website: or email:

Dr Matthew Hardy RAIA FRSA RIBA
Senior Lecturer in Architecture & Urbanism
The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment