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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 in the rapidly changing field of development and emergencies with our Development and Emergency Practice course. Explore the relationship between emergencies and development, with a core emphasis on practice.

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 course offers three sub-specialisations: 

  • Human rights, emergencies and development
  • Disasters, risks, shelter and development 
  • Conflict and Humanitarian Action. 

You can shape this course to reflect your interests with optional modules. Investigate prevalent study themes: 

  • Refugee experience, conflict transformation, humanitarianism and role of

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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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