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Planning Buildings for Health (MSc)

Course Description

The Medical Architecture Research Unit (MARU) with the Department of The Built Environment at LSBU offer these part-time and full-time multidisciplinary courses. These courses are appropriate for UK and international design and construction professionals, Trusts or companies who are involved in, or wish to be involved in, the planning, design and construction or management of development of buildings for health care delivery.

These courses have been developed to provide you with the relevant skills to develop a high quality estate including:

- capital planning with business case procedures
- project briefing tools for new patient pathways
- buildings-in-use evaluation techniques
- project leadership and knowledge management
- environmental performance specification
- low carbon sustainable development approaches
- customer focus and inclusive therapeutic design.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/planning-buildings-health-msc


- Planning process in healthcare business
- Procurement of construction
- Strategic planning of the healthcare estate
- Project briefing and evaluation
- Project leadership
- Comparative health estates studies
- Dissertation


Established for over 35 years, MARU with the Department of The Built Environment is an educational and research centre of excellence for validated, interprofessional training focused on the spectrum of healthcare provision from hospital to home. Students benefit from being part of an extensive UK and international alumni, professional learning support network, and the use of a unique health buildings resource library. The integrated course provides flexible Masters modules for Project Directors, Project Managers, Engineering, Design and Planning Leaders. The MSc course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world's leading professional body for setting standards in the surveying industry. They have accredited our degrees and diplomas for almost 50 years.

The course is supported by the Department of Health Estates and Facilities for the NHS, Health Estates Facilities Management Association (HEFMA), Royal Institute of British Architects, Architects for Health, Association of Project Managers and Construction Knowledge Exchange.

Visit the Planning Buildings for Health (MSc) page on the London South Bank University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship - 20+ Awards

At London South Bank University (LSBU) we understand how important a postgraduate degree is to career progression and professional fulfilment. The Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship programme offers a range of awards from £1,000 bursaries to full fee waivers, creating opportunities for a variety of postgraduate students. The programme is made possible by donations to the University's Annual Fund from alumni and other supporters.

Value of Scholarship(s)



All Home, EU or International students who have firmly accepted their unconditional or conditional offer of a place to study on an eligible postgraduate programme at LSBU are invited to apply for a scholarship in up to three categories. Their application will be assessed and, if successful, the student will receive one award. Only one application is allowed.

Application Procedure

You will be invited to apply online via email after you firmly accept your unconditional or conditional offer to study at LSBU. We recommend you apply for your place at LSBU as soon as possible to ensure you have been made an offer by the scholarship deadline of Friday 10 July, 2015.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division. Students are working within a wide variety of professions, including: health service managers, clinical planners, nurses, doctors, architects, designers, engineers, contractors, quantity surveyors, equipment planners and project managers.

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