MA.-Vernacular Architecture, Grad. Dip.- International Studies in Vernacular Architecture
The beginning of the 21st century is witness to a variety of cultural and environmental developments that require urgent responses from those involved in the regeneration and sustainable development of the inherited built environment of the world. The combined processes of globalisation, environmental change, population growth and technological development have resulted in an increasingly dynamic and inter-related world in which concerns about the loss of cultural heritage and identity, the depletion of natural resources and the impacts of climate change continue to grow. As the need for culturally and environmentally sustainable design grows, the challenge for professionals involved in the rehabilitation, regeneration and sustainable development of inherited built environments around the world is to respond to this ever-changing context in a critical, dynamic and creative way.
The MA in International Architectural Regeneration and Development has been established in the belief that the regeneration and development of the inherited built environment, including vernacular architecture, is an essential component of sustainable development. Promoting an interdisciplinary approach that combines critical thinking and analysis with creative design, the programme draws on two established areas of expertise at Oxford Brookes University: international vernacular architecture studies and architecture in regeneration.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission