Postgraduate courses

Excellent teaching, strong partnerships and broad research expertise make Oxford Brookes the ideal place to study for a postgraduate qualification – whether you are aiming to deepen your subject knowledge, acquire a professional qualification or undertake your own original research.

Taught master’s courses

Our taught master’s typically last one year full-time, or up to two years if it includes a work placement. Master’s qualifications include LLM (International Law), MA (Arts), MArch (Architecture), MEng (Engineering) and MSc (Science).

Shorter Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate options are available for some courses.

Pre-masters courses will improve your study skills, subject knowledge and academic English so you are ready for a master’s degree in the UK.

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Research courses

Research 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 full-time study, or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), usually requiring three years of study.

“Oxford Brookes was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made because Oxford Brookes has a different ideological understanding, that is different to what we’re experiencing today. It’s very multicultural, it’s not one sided – which is really important.”

Onat Isik - Turkey, MA International Relations