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The Infrastructure and Sustainable Development program offered by the Oxford Brookes University is one of the few globally to focus on equipping professionals to lead on the planning of infrastructure to support inclusive and sustainable development in rapidly growing cities of middle and low income countries.


The Infrastructure and Sustainable Development program offered by the Oxford Brookes University provides a new approach to studying infrastructure planning and delivery and is designed to make the step change needed to meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century. On this programme you will engage with new and innovative thinking on infrastructure, responding to the imperatives of rapidly growing cities to achieve poverty alleviation, ecological sustainability and local economic growth within increasingly complex and uncertain environments.   

The core teaching on governance, human development, ecological sustainability, finance and programme/project planning offers a unique combination of theoretical perspectives and practical skills delivered by an inter-disciplinary team of academics and practitioners. This prepares participants to engage with more holistic approaches to decision making and problem solving to deliver infrastructure that provides for both inclusive and sustainable development.

The course is targeted at those with, or seeking a career in government, the private sector, NGOs or multilateral and bilateral development agencies working in the field of infrastructure planning and international development.


Graduates of the School of the Built Environment have an outstanding employment record. To provide an example, usually 100% of the graduates of the MSc Project Management in the Built Environment are in employment within six months after graduation.

Local, national and international planning consultancies, construction companies, developers, project management consultancies, bilateral and multilateral development agencies and large NGOs all recruit our graduates.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban Governance and Political Economy 
  • Infrastructure Finance
  • Development in Practice
  • Applied Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A First class or upper second class honours degree or equivalent. We will also consider applications from candidates with relevant experience (or an alternative qualification) and demonstrable ability to study at master's level subject to a formal interview. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14520 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7790 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7790 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Home/EU - distance learning fee: £4,220
  • International - distance learning fee: £6,600

Living costs for Oxford

  • 939 - 1530 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships are available for both UK/EU students and international ones.

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