School of the Built Environment


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    We offer full-time, part-time and distance learning options for many of our programmes of study in the key subject areas of property management, property investment and property and land appraisal, acquisition and development.




    Our courses include relevant aspects of valuation, economics, law, finance and investment, building design, construction and maintenance, planning, business and information technology. With expert teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and courses designed with industry in mind.


    All our courses are dually accredited by the RICS and CIOB. We consult extensively with people from a wide spectrum of companies and organisations to make sure course content remains practically relevant.


    Widely recognised as a leading educator in environment, design and development subjects, our courses are accredited by various bodies and boards throughout the industry and the professions.


    We have an outstanding reputation for the quality of our teaching. We also have one of the largest and most influential alumni networks in the property sector, offering students internships, mentoring and highly beneficial networking opportunities.


    Graduates from our undergraduate courses earn on average £26k within six months of graduating (Unistats, 2017), and 91% of our postgraduate students would recommend Brookes to other potential students (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 2017). We have an international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and innovation. Our School is ranked 6th for Building and in the top 5 for Land and Property Management (Complete University Guide, 2018).


    Callum O'Boyle


    "I chose Brookes to study real estate because it’s one of the top real estate courses in the country, especially for the master’s. I also really liked Oxford as a place, so that combined with the course was a plus point for me. People in the industry know Brookes students and the quality that they produce. I think the master’s course at Brookes helped me get a career because the content is very good - all of it is there. You do law, excel, planning, sustainability, whatever it might be. The academics at Brookes are fantastic. A lot of them have worked in industry, which adds value, as it’s a hands-on knowledge/ expertise industry.

    Since leaving Brookes, my biggest achievement is getting a job at JLL. I’m now 2nd year grant on the scheme working towards my APC. Hopefully, once I pass that, that will be my biggest achievement but I would say getting a job is one of the highlights for me."

    Callum O'Boyle, MSc Real Estate



    Our postgraduate Construction, Planning, Real Estate and Urban Design courses are accredited by various bodies, institutes and boards throughout industry and professions.


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    The School of the Built Environment awards a limited number of scholarships which are awarded on a competitive basis to UK, EU and international postgraduates each year.


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