School of the Built Environment

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    The School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University produces high calibre graduates with the deep and broad range of skills necessary to succeed at the highest levels in the real estate, planning, urban design, and construction industry sectors. We offer highly innovative programmes of study with outstanding teaching, world-class research and strong industry links for long-lasting and rewarding careers.


    Provides the basis for deciding what to study at degree level and the chance to make informed choices about your future career. 

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    With our extensive industry links, graduates have gone on to work for industry leading brands Kier Group, Savills, Deloitte and more.

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    We offer full-time, part-time and distance learning options for many of our programmes. Designed with industry in mind.  

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    Our planning related short courses and training programmes are taught by expert practitioners. We can tailor our standard units to the specific training needs of an organisation. 

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    The School has an excellent reputation for the quality of its research. Designed to meet the current and anticipate future needs of the built environment.  

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    Many of our staff are experts in their fields, and are active in research and scholarly activities designed to meet the current and anticipate future needs of the built environment.  

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  •   26K

    Graduates from our undergraduate courses earn on average £26k within 6mos of graduating (Unistats, 2017). 


    91% of our postgraduate students would recommend Brookes to other potential students (PTES, 2017).


    Ranked 6th for Building and in the top 5 for Land and Property Management (Complete University Guide, 2018).  


    97% of our research was judged to be internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework in 2014).  


    100% of our research was assessed as having outstanding impacts in terms of reach and significance.


    The School has links related to real estate and construction with over 80 universities in around 27 countries.  


    The Abercrombie Building


    The Abercrombie Building at the Headington Campus was opened in the summer of 2012 and it is where the School of the Built Environment is based.

    Students in the School benefit from brand-new, purpose-built facilities and an inspiring working environment. The building houses learning spaces connected by glass walkways spanning an expansive full-height atrium, making the School of the Built Environment a vibrant, design-focused place to learn. We bring all the professional disciplines together making for a really exciting academic atmosphere.


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