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Built Environment Foundation, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #383 (QS) Oxford, United Kingdom
The Built Environment Foundation programme at the Oxford Brookes University prepares you to study at degree level. As well as make plans for your future professional education and career.
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In the Built Environment Foundation programme at the Oxford Brookes University, you will develop your understanding and problem-solving and gain other key skills in the design and development of cities. To help develop your practical skills our course combines;

  • theory and contextual case studies
  • field trips
  • live projects

Career prospects

Foundation Built Environment is principally intended as a route to further study at degree level - and exists to develop & enhance academic skills. It will allow you to choose the most suitable area of degree specialism within the School, and make plans for the subsequent professional education that ensues. 

Various teaching and learning methods are employed - lectures, seminars, tutorials, and workshops - which will test written expression, presentation skills, independent learning, and working in groups.

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 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrative and Contextual Studies
  • Essential Skills in the Built Environment
  • Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Architectural History and Theory
  • Introduction to Spatial Planning

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.

General Requirements

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 48
  • A Level: DD
  • IB Points: 24
  • BTEC: PPP or MP
  • A Level: 48 points from 2 A Level or equivalent
  • GCSE: 3 passes including Mathematics and English at grade 4/C

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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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.


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