School of the Built Environment

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    Looking for a degree that will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career?

    Oxford Brookes’ Built Environment graduates earn an average of £26k (Unistats, 2017). With our extensive industry links, recent graduates have gone on to work for industry leading brands including Kier Group, Savills and Deloitte. The School of the Built Environment is one of the largest and most diverse of its kind in both the UK and Europe, and is widely recognised as a leading educator.


    Our accredited courses produce high calibre graduates with a deep and broad range of skills necessary to succeed at the highest levels in the construction sector.



    Our accredited and highly innovative urban design and planning courses have been designed to reflect the real world - giving students the best start in their careers.



    Our real estate graduates are highly sought after by industry, nationally and internationally. Our degrees are consistently ranked as excellent in student surveys and quality assessments.

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    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).


    The School of the Built Environment has been running the Mentoring Scheme since 2013. It is available to second year students on the BSc Real Estate and the BA Planning and Property Development and also to students on the MSc Real Estate.

    The Mentoring Scheme is a joint venture with our alumni association – OBREMS (Oxford Brookes Real Estate Management Society) and is designed to support students as they move from the academic environment into the world of work and start their career. Each student is matched with a dedicated mentor, with whom they work closely over a twelve month period.

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    Our Undergraduate 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 undergraduates each year.    


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    Students on many of our courses organise vacation placements to gain work experience. Some courses also have a formal industrial placement year.


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    Oxford Brookes is home to some of the UK’s best university teaching - discover what it's like to study at Brookes from our students themselves! 


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