This programme will deliver a highly regarded professional education in city planning and real estate development. It has been developed in close consultation with the relevant professional, policy and business communities and is intended to provide an intensive fast-track entry to a professional career.
Why this programme
◾If you want to establish a career as a chartered town planner and/or chartered surveyor, this programme is designed for you. ◾The programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). ◾There is significant input from industry to our teaching programme, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars. There are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at open events and recruitment presentations. We will also support you to arrange professional work placements.
You will take a series of core courses and undertake a dissertation or a major project in planning and real estate development.
Core courses provide you with a grounding in core knowledge and skills required of planners and surveyors working within the planning and development field. Subjects covered include planning and real estate development processes, real estate economics, valuation and development appraisal, spatial planning strategies.
◾Contemporary planning systems ◾Designing places ◾Development economics ◾Development process ◾Global cities ◾Governance and markets ◾Professional practices, ethics and management ◾Spatial planning strategies ◾Real estate markets ◾Real estate valuation and appraisal.
Courses are assessed by a mix of continuous methods to enable you to develop a suitable balance of planning and real estate development competencies. They will involve you attending lectures, seminars and tutorials and taking part in project, IT lab, field and team work.
Professional accreditation is important because it means that graduates need complete only the Assessment of Professional Competence for the relevant profession in order to obtain chartered status as MRICS and/or MRTPI.
We are pleased to announce that this programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Town Planning Institute.
As a graduate you will be in possession of an MSc degree recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). You can develop your career as a chartered town planner, chartered surveyor, or both.