University of Oxford part-time urban studies postgraduate courses for professionals


University of Oxford part-time urban studies postgraduate courses for professionals

MSc in Sustainable Urban Development

Two years part-time from October 2020

Full scholarships are available for outstanding students starting in October 2020.

The MSc is a multi-disciplinary and globally-focused course for high-achieving professionals who will provide vision and leadership for sustainable urban futures.

It is specially designed to be taken whilst working, with eight intensive teaching weeks in Oxford and London, and a final dissertation project, all fully supported through our web-based learning environment.

The MSc is delivered in partnership with The Prince's Foundation and is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Scholarship deadline: 24 January 2020

It exposed me to critical theoretical concepts of urbanism while inculcating the habit of rigorous academic writing which I have thoroughly enjoyed. Its inter-disciplinary has encouraged a further diversification of my approach to my ongoing work in urban informality, through the mediums of public art, practice in the field and ethnographic research.

Swati Janu, India

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DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development

  • Four to eight years part-time, from October 2020
  • The DPhil (PhD) provides outstanding graduates with an opportunity to pursue in-depth and rigorous research about the pressing challenges of urban sustainability.
  • As a graduate student at the University of Oxford you will be a member of one of the most highly regarded educational and research institutions in the world.
  • You will receive guidance from your University supervisor, be encouraged to develop your research skills through our doctoral training initiatives and have full access to Oxford's research facilities and online resources. 

Potential supervisors are listed on our website.

Further information about the DPhil and the application process can be found at

Next application deadline: 24 January 2020

I am most looking forward to engaging with Oxford faculty, challenging myself intellectually, and producing a high-quality thesis. As issues of urbanization and sustainability drive some of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century, I look forward to continuing this research after the DPhil in my career.