Property and Planning BSc (Hons)

Course description

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.

Property and Planning BA provides a professionally oriented education, producing graduates capable of dealing with all aspects of property and development. The learning and teaching of the course consists of a variety of formats including lectures, seminars, presentations, group work and visiting lectures.

Assessment methods include exams, essays, group and individual project work, and presentations.

Course structure

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

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.

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.

Professional recognition

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

Entry requirements

Typical offer

  • 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.

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International qualifications & English language requirements

Typical offer

  • 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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