You should consider this degree if you wish to pursue postgraduate studies but would prefer to develop your own programme of work rather than take up a named award. This 'open' programme complements the school's named MSc programmes. It enables you to discuss your individual academic needs with school staff and to agree a personalised schedule of learning.
The programme includes a dissertation, which represents the pinnacle of individual achievement on the programme. This will be a sophisticated way for you to demonstrate your abilities and the levels of comprehension and understanding that you have achieved.
You will use skills developed throughout the programme to prepare this. These include the enterprise and initiative skills required for thorough investigation and research into a chosen topic, the motivation and time management skills necessary to produce a substantive and organised piece of written work, and the ability to synthesise and integrate complex information.
The aims of the programme are:
To help you plan and structure a unique programme of study suited to your particular background and interests in the built environment To provide you with a broad knowledge of the built environment To develop your management skills, techniques and abilities To develop your ability to generate management solutions to problems in the built environment.