Why Oxford is a great place to study this course
There can be few more exciting cities in which to study the built environment than Oxford. It is amazingly compact and full of contrasts, containing within a few square miles some of Britain's most expensive property, vibrant multicultural and student areas, 1960s housing estates, state-of-the-art architecture and new business parks. It is also one of the world's most visited cities, with a year-round tourist industry.
For those working in the built environment, Oxford poses a tremendous challenge as it strives to develop as a 21st-century city without losing its historic heart. Planners, architects and urban designers have to balance the pressure from developers wishing to build more shops, nightclubs and offices, on the one hand, with the need to preserve its green belt and ancient buildings, on the other. Oxford is also striving to become a greener city. From promoting cycling to setting up innovative park-and-ride systems, it is tackling environmental issues.
As a built environment student you'll have access to superb facilities and resources to prepare you for professional practice. Our digital studios are equipped with a state-of-the-art three-dimensional printer and rendering computers with specialist programs like ArchiCAD, and we incorporate the newest, freshest ideas in teaching.
We aim to help you develop your full potential not only as a built environment professional but also as an individual with the ability to create solutions and thrive on the challenges of rapidly changing environments. We use a wide range of teaching approaches, from traditional lectures, seminars and tutorials to e-learning, studio-based teaching in our own purpose-built studio, workshop-based practical work, demonstrations and site visits, role-play simulations, problem-solving exercises, group projects and more.
General support services
From academic advisers and support co-ordinators to specialist subject librarians and other learning support staff, we want to ensure that you get the best out of your studies.
We want your time at Brookes to be as enjoyable and successful as possible. That's why we provide all the facilities you need to be relaxed, happy and healthy throughout your studies.