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Development and Emergency Practice - PgDip/PgCert/MA


Oxford Brookes University School of Architecture

Full time & Part time September PgDip, MA, PgCert Full time: MA: 12 months, PGDip: 9 months, PGCert: 3 - 9 months; Part time: MA: 24 months, PGDip: 21 months, PGCert: 9 months

About the course

Develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes with our practical Development and Emergency Practice course.

This course has an international reputation for excellence. It is run by the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP), based in the School of Architecture.

The fields of development and emergencies are changing. Witha focus on practice, you will learn about:

  • international development
  • conflict
  • disaster management
  • urbanisation
  • humanitarianism
  • human rights.

This course is ideal for those with, or seeking, careers in:

  • NGOs
  • bilateral or multilateral humanitarian, development and human rights agencies
  • governmental and commercial organisations working in international development.

Our graduates have found senior positions with international development or emergency

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Entry Requirements

A good honours degree in a related discipline such as anthropology, sociology, economics, geography, psychology and other social sciences, architecture, Law, public health, public administration. Other fields are also welcomed, for example, medicine, IT, communications, information systems etc.

A relevant recognised diploma or professional qualification (eg in architecture, planning, environmental psychology, public health, public administration).

Are in their final year of studying a degree in any relevant discipline.

Have substantial and proven field experience.

If your first language is not English you will require a minimum academic IELTS score of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in all components.


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