Course summary

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 organisation 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 structure

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

Year 1

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

Credit Level 4

Year 2

Subjects of study include:

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

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

Credit Level 5

Year 3

Subjects of study include:

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

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

Credit Level 6

Professional recognition

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

Entry Requirements


  • A levels – BBC
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma –DMM

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each element.


  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each element.

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In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

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We can help you:

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  • Find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience.
  • Find international opportunities to enhance your employability.
  • Market yourself effectively to employers.
  • Write better CVs and application forms.
  • Develop your interview and enterprise skills.
  • Plan your career with our careers consultants.
  • Meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 23, 2019
This course is Campus based
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3 years
13,400 GBP
international - UK/EU: £9,250 (fees per academic year)
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