Debates concerning the quality and design of the built environment, transport infrastructures, housing provision, urban regeneration, conservation and the natural environment continue to dominate policy making. You'll design your own package of study from across a range of built environment specialisms so that you can develop your professional skills and career opportunities.
You'll study a bespoke higher degree in the subjects that you choose. These will be drawn from existing postgraduate programmes in disciplines such as: Urban Planning, Urban Design, International Planning, Urban Regeneration, Housing Studies, International Tourism, Real Estate, Property Development and Planning, Civil Engineering, Construction and Construction Project Management, Building and Quantity Surveying. The course provides you with the opportunity to study a unique blend of technical, managerial and policy issues.
See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/built-environment-msc
The students will choose with the guidance of the Course Director and/or Personal Tutor a bespoke set of modules for the approval of the Programme Board. The student will be aided in their choice of modules by the Course Director. Modules will need to provide the theoretical basis for the dissertation.
Students choose modules from a set of parent Masters courses which focus on different aspects of the built environment. They are free to choose which ever modules they like, so long as the Programme Board is confident they have the necessary skills and experience to tackle the modules chosen. See the list of parent courses here - http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/built-environment-msc#course_tab_modules
The Dissertation is a core module for the award of the MSc. It should be noted that a programme of research methods is incorporated into the module.
Modules are assessed by a range of coursework, design and practice-based projects, presentations and a dissertation.
Currently there is a national shortage of qualified town and environmental planners in the UK so the demand for our postgraduate courses is particularly high. If you're interested in housing as a career you could find yourself working in private and social housing or the maintenance and management of public, private and commercial buildings.
This course can provide a broad foundation from which to launch a career within built environment professions, or a specific vehicle for constructing a bespoke package of modules of continuing professional development for existing professionals wishing to acquire new skills relevant to their changing career needs.
LSBU Employability Services
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:
- direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
- Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
- mentoring and work shadowing schemes.
Whilst this course is not subject to professional accreditation, the parent courses from which modules are chosen do carry professional accreditation by organisations such as the Royal Town Planning Institute, the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.