BSc Honours in Property and Planning

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

Program Description

BSc Honours in Property and Planning

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

Property and planning are 'people businesses' and are dynamic and stimulating professions offering variety, travel, networking opportunities, and high-earning potential. The work has a huge impact – every organization and every person requires somewhere to work and somewhere to live.

This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature and philosophy of town planning and the planning process, with a concentration on sustainable development, urban regeneration, and the environment. Your learning in these areas will be complemented by other aspects of property and development including valuing, developing, managing and investing in the property markets, together with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

As property and planning are not taught at school, students have a wide variety of A Levels and equivalent qualifications. The most important requirements are an analytical mind and a clear motivation towards the course.

Course content

Our Property and Planning course provides a professionally oriented education, producing graduates capable of dealing with all aspects of property and development. The learning and teaching of the course consist of a variety of formats including lectures, seminars, presentations, group work and visiting lectures. The range of assessment methods includes exams, essays, and group and individual project work and presentations.

Subjects of study

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Year 1 (Credit Level 4)

Subjects of study include:

  • Introduction to Building Technology
  • Introduction to Government and Law
  • Introduction to Planning and Sustainability
  • Introduction to Property
  • Introduction to Property Economics and Property Accounting

Year 2 (Credit Level 5)

Year 2 includes optional, but recommended, educational field trips to a northern city in the UK.

Subjects of study include:

  • Commercial Practice
  • London City Regeneration
  • Planning Practice
  • Property Business
  • Urban Regeneration and Development

Year 3 (Credit Level 6)

A feature of the course is the opportunity to attend study visits to a European destination during this year.

Subjects of study include:

  • Development Project
  • Global Practice
  • Neighbourhood and Community Planning
  • Professional Practice
  • Sustainability and Environmental Policy

The course content is listed by year, corresponding to the full-time mode of study. If you study part-time you will study the same content, spread over five years.

Professional recognition

This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and students are encouraged to become members.


The course aims to create graduates who are critical and creative thinkers, literate and effective communicators, entrepreneurial, global in outlook and engaged in communities, and socially, ethically and environmentally aware.

The modules are mapped to the Planning and Development RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) pathway, increasing your employment potential.

The course ensures that you are exposed to the full range of appraisal and planning techniques, and prepares you for a professional career as a planning and development surveyor/planner with an emphasis on planning and property development.

Our graduates go on to develop careers as chartered surveyors and/or town planners for a range of organizations, including property companies, real estate advisers, developers, central and local government, and large corporations both in the UK and internationally. Many also go on to postgraduate study and research.


At Westminster, we have always believed that your University experience should be designed to enhance your professional life. Today’s organizations need graduates with both good degrees and employability skills, and we are committed to enhancing your graduate employability by ensuring that career development skills are embedded in all courses.

Opportunities for part-time work, placements and work-related learning activities are widely available and can provide you with extra cash and help you to demonstrate that you have the skills employers are looking for. In London there is a plentiful supply of part-time work – most students at the University of Westminster work part-time (or full time during vacations) to help support their studies.

We continue to widen and strengthen our links with employers, involving them in curriculum design and encouraging their participation in other aspects of career education and guidance. Staff takes into account the latest data on labor market trends and employers’ requirements to continually improve the service delivered to students.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
3 - 5 years
Part time
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9,250 GBP
Home/EU: £9,250 - Overseas: £12,500
United Kingdom - London, England
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