Postgraduate courses

  • With consistently high ratings and excellent scores for teaching quality, Oxford Brookes offers flexible and innovative taught courses and has a growing strength in research.

  • Degree types

    pg-centrePostgraduate (graduate) study at Oxford Brookes is divided into taught courses and research degrees.

    Taught courses

    Taught courses involve structured, taught elements of the degree course and your marks are based on coursework, assignments, written work, projects, presentations and reports. Taught course awards include master's degrees (MA, MSc, MBA, MRes, LLM, MArch, MEng, EM), graduate diplomas (Grad Dip) and professional courses. They typically require one year of study.


    pg-student-in-libraryResearch degrees are based on critically investigating and evaluating approved topics and presenting and defending a substantial thesis (written paper). Research degree awards can either be a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), usually requiring two years of study, or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), usually requiring three years of study.

    Read more about the areas of research and types of research degrees we offer.

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    How to apply

    Learn more about the application process and entry requirements for postgraduate study.

    Study options and courses

    View our range of taught courses and learn more about our research degree options.

    Tuition fees and scholarships

    See our finance and fees pages for international students.