Master of Science by Coursework in Sustainable Urban Development

  • 1. The Continuing Education Board shall elect for the supervision of the course a course committee that shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction in the theory and practice of Sustainable Urban Development.

  • [For students starting before MT 2017: 2. The course may be taken on a part-time basis over a period of not less than six and not more than nine terms.

  • 3. Candidates may be permitted under certain circumstances to suspend status, for a maximum of six terms. Any such period shall not count towards the maximum or minimum permitted period of registration and no fee liability will be incurred during such periods.

  • 4. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • (a) Attendance at classes, tutorials, group seminars and other teaching sessions;

    • (b) seven written assignments, each being on one of the units listed in the Schedule below, and each of not more than 3,000 words in length;

    • (c) a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words (excluding tables, appendices, footnotes and bibliography), on a subject selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the course committee.

  • The assessed work set out in clause 4(b) shall be forwarded in normal circumstances through an electronic submission system to the examiners c/o Registry, Department for Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates. The assessed work set out in clause 4(c) shall be submitted in hard copy and on a USB stick to the examiners c/o, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates.]

  • [For students starting from MT 2017: 2. The course is available on a part-time basis only over a period of six terms.

    3. Candidates may be permitted to seek an extension of time for up to three terms.

    4. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • a) seven written assignments, each being on one of the units listed in the Schedule below, and each of not more than 3000 words in length;

    • b) a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words (excluding tables, appendices, footnotes and bibliography), on a subject selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the course committee.

  • The assessed work set out in clause 4 a) shall be submitted through an electronic submission system to the examiners for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates. The assessed work set out in clause 4 b) shall be submitted in hard copy and in a digital format as prescribed in the course handbook to the examiners c/o, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates.]

  • 5. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies at the discretion of the examiners.

  • 6. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the MSc.

  • 7. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any part of the examination may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination that they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.

  • 8. The course committee shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted, in exceptional circumstances, from submitting an assignment, provided that the committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, or have appropriate work experience to an equivalent standard.

Schedule

Concepts of the City and Environmental Change

Climate Change and the Built Environment

[For students starting before MT 2015: Placemaking] [For students starting from MT 2015: Place-making and Urban Design]

Financing Sustainability

[For students starting before MT 2015: Transportation and Sustainability] [For students starting from MT 2015: Sustainable Transport]

[For students starting before MT 2015: Urbanism and the Design Process] [For students starting from MT 2015: Urbanism, Community and City-building]

[For students starting before MT 2014: The Flexible City? Urban Theory, Practice and Project Management] [For students starting from MT 2015: Leadership, Governance and Future Cities]

Urbanisation and the Global South

Any other subject approved by the course committee.

Not all units will be available in any one year.