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This programme will deliver a highly regarded professional education in city and regional planning. 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. Read more
This programme will deliver a highly regarded professional education in city and regional planning. 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

-This programme is intended to prepare students for a career as a chartered town planner, and as a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
-There is significant input from industry to our teaching programme. 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.
-The programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Programme structure

You will take a series of core courses, choose optional courses and undertake a dissertation or a major project in planning.

The core semester 1 courses focus on planning and urban theories, principles and practices which are necessary for you to build the knowledge base required of planners. Towards the end of semester 1 you will start to develop core spatial planning skills and continue to so in semester 2 with real-life projects, designed to build your spatial planning competencies and become a reflective practitioner.

Core courses
-Contemporary planning systems
-Designing places
-Development economics
-Development process
-Global cities
-Governance and markets
-Professional practices, ethics and management
-Spatial planning strategies

Optional courses
-Urban design policy & practice AND a specialist urban design course
-Sustainable housing development

Accreditations

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 Town Planning Institute.

Career prospects

As a graduate you will be in possession of an MSc degree recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute and can develop your career as a chartered town planner. Opportunities exist in planning and development agencies and consultancies, property developers, house builders, local authorities, regeneration and development agencies and the civil service.

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This programme will deliver a highly regarded professional education in city planning and regeneration. It has been developed in close consultation with the relevant professional, policy and business communities and is intended to provide you with an intensive fast-track entry to a professional career. Read more
This programme will deliver a highly regarded professional education in city planning and regeneration. It has been developed in close consultation with the relevant professional, policy and business communities and is intended to provide you with an intensive fast-track entry to a professional career.

Why this programme

-If you want to establish a career as a chartered town planner, this programme is designed for you.
-The programme is professionally accredited by 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.

Programme structure

You will take a series of core courses and undertake a dissertation or a major project in planning and regeneration.

The core semester 1 courses focus on planning and urban theories, principles and practices which are necessary for you to build a solid understanding of how cities, markets, institutions and planning process function. In semester 2 you will build on this knowledge base by developing core spatial planning skills and a solid grounding in regeneration. Courses will involve you attending lectures, seminars and tutorials and taking part in project, lab, field and team work.

Core Courses
-Contemporary planning systems
-Designing places
-Development economics
-Development process
-Global cities
-Governance and markets
-Professional practices, ethics and management
-Spatial planning strategies
-Regenerating cities

Accreditations

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 Town Planning Institute.

Career prospects

As a graduate you will be in possession of an MSc degree recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute and can develop your career as a chartered town planner. Opportunities exist in planning and development agencies and consultancies, property developers, house builders, local authorities, regeneration and development agencies and the civil service.

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This programme will deliver a highly regarded professional education in real estate. 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. Read more
This programme will deliver a highly regarded professional education in real estate. 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 plan a career as a chartered surveyor, primarily as a member of the Commercial Property or Valuation or Property Finance and Investment Professional Groups of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this programme is made for you.
-The programme is professionally accredited by the RICS.
-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.

Programme structure

You will take a series of core courses, choose optional courses and undertake a dissertation or a major project in real estate.

The core semester 1 courses are multi-disciplinary in nature and use lectures, seminars, tutorials and cases studies to focus on the urban development and planning theories, principles and policies which are necessary for you to build a thorough understanding of how urban areas and economics function. In addition, you will gain an appreciation of real estate values and apply valuation and appraisal principles and techniques in practice-based activities.

In semester 2 you will build on this knowledge base by developing core real estate skills, using project, IT lab, field and team work activities and assessments.

Core courses
-Advanced real estate valuation and appraisal
-Development economics
-Development process
-Global cities
-Governance and markets
-Professional practice, ethics & management
-Real estate markets
-Real estate finance & investment
-Real estate valuation and appraisal

Optional courses
-International real estate markets
-International corporate finance
-Strategic real estate management

Accreditations

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.

Career prospects

As a graduate you will be in possession of an MSc degree recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and can develop your career as a chartered surveyor.

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This programme delivers a highly regarded professional education in real estate and regeneration. 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. Read more
This programme delivers a highly regarded professional education in real estate and regeneration. 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 surveyor, primarily as a member of the Planning and Development Professional Group of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, this programme is designed for you.
-The programme is professionally accredited by the RICS.
-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.

Programme structure

You will take a series of core courses and undertake a dissertation or a major project in real estate and regeneration.

The real estate profession is multi-disciplinary in nature so you will begin with a grounding in a broad base of theories and principles that will provide you with an understanding of how cities, markets, institutions and development processes function. In semester 2 you will build on this knowledge base by developing core real estate competencies and a solid grounding in regeneration processes. Courses will involve you attending lectures, seminars and tutorials and taking part in project, IT lab, field and team work.

Core courses
-Advanced real estate valuation and appraisal
-Development economics
-Development process
-Global cities
-Governance and markets
-Professional practice, ethics & management
-Real estate markets
-Real estate finance & investment
-Real estate valuation and appraisal
-Regenerating cities

Accreditations

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.

Career prospects

As a graduate you will be in possession of an MSc degree recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and can develop your career as a chartered surveyor. Opportunities exist in property developers, house builders, local authorities, real estate agencies and consultancies, regeneration and development agencies and the civil service.

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This programme allows you to examine the national and international contexts for the development of housing systems, policies and practices, and provides a framework for discussing the development, financing, and management of housing with an emphasis on social rented housing in the United Kingdom. Read more
This programme allows you to examine the national and international contexts for the development of housing systems, policies and practices, and provides a framework for discussing the development, financing, and management of housing with an emphasis on social rented housing in the United Kingdom.

Why this programme

-If you are working or seeking to work in the social housing sector in the UK (or in a closely related field), this programme has been designed for you.
-The programme is validated by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), and can meet all the academic requirements for membership of the professional body for students with work experience.
-The programme is very flexible and you can complete the courses through full-time, part-time or modular study. These are designed to suit all needs, whether you are studying full-time or balancing your professional and personal commitments.
-There is significant input from industry, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars.

Programme structure

The programme is structured around core and optional courses, many of which are shared with other postgraduate programmes within Urban Studies, facilitating interaction with professionals seeking qualifications in related fields.

The programme is very flexible and you can complete the courses through full-time, part-time and modular study.

For part-time students the programme is designed assuming 1 day a week attendance over 2 years; for full-time students these two teaching days are attended over 1 year. Students may wish to spread study over a longer period and can do so through the modular route.

Core courses
-Foundations of housing management
-Graduate school dissertation methods course (MSc only).
-Housing contexts
-Housing businesses
-Professional practice ethics and management
-Scottish housing law
-Understanding housing markets

Optional courses
-Designing places
-Development process
-Evaluating evidence and policy
-Housing inequality and society
-International urban challenges
-Regenerating cities and neighbourhoods
-Sustainable housing development

Career prospects

Career opportunities exist within local government, housing associations and charities engaged in housing management practice. There are additional opportunities in the voluntary sector such as housing law, advice, and campaigning. The statutory sector also has a range of housing policy roles (central and local government). The qualification is recognised throughout the UK.

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This programme builds your understanding of the tourism, heritage and development sectors. You will examine these three areas both individually and collectively, taking an in-depth look at the relationships between them. Read more
This programme builds your understanding of the tourism, heritage and development sectors. You will examine these three areas both individually and collectively, taking an in-depth look at the relationships between them.

Why this programme

-The programme is international in scope. We use examples from Europe, the Americas, Asia, as well as Scotland and the UK.
-The programme offers tourism, heritage and development topics together, drawing upon a multidisciplinary team to do this. You will also benefit from the combined industry experience of our guest lecturers.
-We will help you arrange a summer work placement with a variety of tourism and heritage related companies or attractions.

Programme structure

You will complete three core courses and three optional courses, followed by a dissertation (which may include a work placement). You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork and project work. Some of the courses will also include study trips.

Subject areas you will study include:
-International development including globalisation, dependency and sustainability development strategies
-Built heritage such as archaeological remains, castles, monuments and vernacular architecture
-Arts heritage such as literature, painting and music, as well as language and customs
-Natural heritage and ecotourism

Core courses
-Heritage, interpretation and development
-Heritage, management and context
-Tourism and regional development

Optional courses
-Climate change: Impacts on ecology
-Event management
-Environment, technology and society
-Environmental communication
-Environmental ethics and behavioural change
-Environmental politics and society
-Reading the environment
-Tourism, sustainability and climate change
-Tourism marketing
-Writing the environment

Career prospects

There are a number of interesting roles within tourism and heritage bodies in the public and private sectors such as working for tour companies, heritage attractions, museums, and hotel groups. You could also work as a consultant in business, as part of a local government team and on planning bodies. In addition there are jobs available in education, particularly at college and university level. Your degree may enable you to consider studying for a research degree to consolidate your expertise.

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This programme is designed for people interested in how policy decisions are made and how they impact on the real world. There is a focus on urban issues nationally and globally, and opportunities to study other significant public policy fields. Read more
This programme is designed for people interested in how policy decisions are made and how they impact on the real world. There is a focus on urban issues nationally and globally, and opportunities to study other significant public policy fields.

Why this programme

-Glasgow is an inspiring place to study problems of public and urban policy, both as a laboratory of many profound challenges, and providing many examples of leading and innovative approaches to tackling such issues.
-The programme involves expert contributions from those working in a range of policy fields and field trips to study policy initiatives on the ground.

Programme structure

The programme combines a mix of core courses, with a range of options offered to allow flexibility for you to develop your own interests and specialism. In addition you are allowed to select courses from across the School of Social and Political Sciences. It is designed to allow either full-time or part-time (day release) study, being taught in intensive half-day blocks. It is an interdisciplinary course, delivered by academics at the cutting edge of their fields and uses a broad range of methods (lectures, seminars, projects, discussions, workshops) to provide a rich learning experience.

Throughout the programme there is an emphasis on practical problems and acting ‘in the real world’. This is reinforced by contributions from a range of senior, experienced practitioners and policy makers from a broad range of organisations, who enhance understanding of real world problems and solutions.

It is delivered over 2 semesters followed by an independent research project where you can research a topic in more depth. All assessments are extended written assignments – there are no exams.

Core Courses
-Evidence, evaluation and policy
-Global cities
-Governance and markets
-Social science research methods
-Understanding public policy

Optional Courses
-Designing places
-Development process
-Housing inequality and society
-International real estate markets
-International urban challenges
-Regenerating cities
-Sustainable housing development
-Understanding health policy
-Urban design policy and practice

Career prospects

Career opportunities include working within central or local Government, the public or voluntary sector in a policy making or evaluation role. You would also be equipped to proceed to a PhD in a policy related subject.

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This programme offers students the opportunity to explore international property markets whilst also learning from the real estate market and practice here in the UK. Read more
This programme offers students the opportunity to explore international property markets whilst also learning from the real estate market and practice here in the UK. Interdisciplinary and holistic in nature, this programme examines the factors that influence the pricing of real estate.

Why this programme

-If you are interested in helping to shape the future of towns, cities and regions, this this programme will provide you with an excellent base on which to build a fascinating and rewarding career.
-There is significant input from industry to our teaching programme, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars.
-If you want to establish a career as a chartered surveyor, primarily as a member of the Commercial Property Practice or Valuation or Property Finance and Investment Professional Groups of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this programme is designed for you.
-This programme is professionally accredited by the RICS.

Programme structure

You will take a series of core courses, choose optional courses and undertake a dissertation or a major project in international real estate. There is also an opportunity to take part in an international study trip. The real estate profession is multi-disciplinary in nature so you will begin with lectures, seminars, tutorials and case studies in courses that provide you with an understanding of how urban economies and markets function, and the processes involved in urban development.

Towards the end of semester 1 you will start to develop core real estate skills and continue to build on this knowledge base in semester 2 by developing and applying core real estate skills in project, lab, field and team practice-based activities.

Core Courses
-Global cities
-Governance and markets
-Development process
-Development economics
-Professional practice, ethics and management
-Real estate valuation and appraisal
-Advanced real estate valuation and appraisal
-Real estate finance and investment
-Real estate markets

Optional Courses
-Asian cities
-International real estate analysis

Accreditations

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.

Career prospects

Opportunities exist in real estate agencies and consultancies, financial institutions, property developers, house builders, local authorities, and the civil service. There are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at open events and recruitment presentations and we will also support you to arrange professional work placements.

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Theis programme is a combined spatial planning degree that offers students the unique opportunity to specialize in international planning. Read more
Theis programme is a combined spatial planning degree that offers students the unique opportunity to specialize in international planning. Interdisciplinary and holistic in nature, this programme develops the core urban planning knowledge and skills necessary for planning practitioners with a professional interest in global planning systems.

Why this programme

-This programme is intended to prepare students for a career as a chartered town planner as a member of 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.
-The programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Programme structure

You will take a series of core courses, choose optional courses and undertake a dissertation or a major project in international planning. There is also an opportunity to take part in an international study trip.

Core semester 1 courses are largely based on lectures, seminars and tutorials, and will build your understanding of planning and urban theories and principles. Case studies will be used to examine urban development, planning systems and processes in western and rapidly urbanising countries while also learning from the urban experience in Scotland and the rest of the UK. Towards the end of semester 1 you will start to develop core skills and build upon them in semester 2 through field, project and team work. This is designed to build your spatial planning competencies and become a reflective practitioner.

Core courses
-Contemporary planning systems
-Designing places
-Development process
-Development economics
-Global cities
-Governance and markets
-Professional practice, ethics and management
-Spatial planning strategies

Optional courses
-Asian cities
-International urban challenges

Accreditations

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 Town Planning Institute.

Career prospects

Career opportunities exist in planning and development agencies and consultancies, property developers, house builders, local authorities, regeneration and development agencies and the civil service.

If you are interested in helping to shape the future of towns, cities and regions, then this programme will provide you with an excellent base on which to build a fascinating and rewarding career.

We introduce you to key drivers of urban change, including real estate markets and governance processes. We set Scottish experience in an international context, challenging you to reconcile the social, economic and environment aspects of sustainable urban development. We offer a practically orientated programme with professional accreditation, bringing you in direct contact with developers, investors, consultants, planners and other key actors.

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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. Read more
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.

Programme structure

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.

Core courses
-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.

Accreditations

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.

Career prospects

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.

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This programme is designed to educate students to meet the needs of cities and urban areas in planning and managing surface transport systems. Read more
This programme is designed to educate students to meet the needs of cities and urban areas in planning and managing surface transport systems. The programme will provide students with the opportunity to critically engage with theory and practice in relation to working for governmental organisations and private sector consultancies.

Why this programme

-The programme will help you understand stakeholders and connections with energy, environment, housing, land-use, economic development, labour markets and related sectors as well as the technical planning process.
-The focus will be on multiple modes of urban transport – roads, public transport, active transport and emerging shared and intermodal transport: enabling students to design highly innovative urban transport solutions.
-There will be heavy emphasis on the use of specialized software to develop transport plans, operational policies, geographical analysis, visualisation, statistical analysis and to conduct transportation impact evaluation providing students with an unprecedented advantage in the job market.

Programme structure

A cross-disciplinary course approach will ensure you learn industry-specific skills in both transport planning and engineering and allows you to focus more heavily on either of the two strands of the programme.

You will take seven core and one optional course. Key courses on transport will be followed by lab sessions where practical lessons on the use of highly specialised software will be given in the form of either independent or group projects. This approach will help students to not only acquire theoretical knowledge but also to apply their knowledge to real world problems with actual data.

You will be expected submit essays and lab reports as part of the their course assessment and a dissertation at the end of the programme.

Core courses
-Principles of GIS (Geographical Information System)
-Project management
-Social science statistics 1
-Theory and principles of sustainability
-Transport planning lab
-Transport planning methods
-Transport studies

Optional courses
-International urban challenges
-Spatial planning strategies

Career prospects

The programme will prepare students for successful careers in transportation planning, policy analysis and management in public sector agencies, private companies and non-profit organizations. A typical career trajectory upon graduation would be an entry or mid-level position in a government department of transport or a similar position in a private consulting firm. The practical knowledge and hands-on skills taught as a part of the programme are applicable world-wide.

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