Taught course

Property Development and Planning

London South Bank University · Property, Surveying and Construction

Entry requirements

To derive most benefit from this course, it is expected that you'll already have a degree or professional qualification in a property-related discipline and some related work experience.

You should normally have one of the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division, but one relevant to the built environment, for example Building, Architecture, Town Planning, Housing or a related discipline; or
  • Corporate membership of a professional body concerned with property or construction, for example, CIOB, RIBA, RTPI, CIOH or other relevant body of equal standing; or
  • A qualification regarded as equivalent to the above.
  • Applicants should normally have at least two years' relevant experience since their initial academic or professional qualifications.

Part-time students

Part-time students normally will be currently employed in a property-related office. Applicants must normally be able to show that their employers support their application and that attendance on a regular basis will be possible over the duration of the course. Students who experience temporary unemployment during the duration of their studies will be permitted to continue with the course.


An applicant who is offered a place on the Course may seek credit for recent prior academic qualification or professional experience. The applicant should expect to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Course Director and Module Co0rdinator substantial relevant knowledge and skills at least equivalent to Level 6 or Level 7 as appropriate to those modules for which credit is being sought. Applications should be made before the commencement of the semester in which the particular modules are being offered.

Months of entry


Course content

During recent decades property development has become a more complex process. The need to adapt to economic change, evolving funding mechanisms, legal developments, technological change, and political and environmental issues pose challenges for the property professional.

This course is intended for non-surveying graduates working, or intending to work, in property development and related fields for public authorities, commercial organisations, property or construction companies, and private practice firms.

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills enabling you to offer specialist advice in the field of property development. On completion you'll be able to offer a broad range of expertise, harnessing your first discipline with the theories, practices and techniques of the planning and development surveyor.

Extensive use is made of outside speakers many of whom are drawn from our own alumni; some of whom have successfully established their own property development companies.

Information for international students

Applicants are expected to have competency in spoken and written English. Oral presentations are an integral part of the course. Written English should be at the British Council/Cambridge IELTS Level 6.5 or above.

Fees and funding

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

These durations do not include dissertation time.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Office
+44 (0) 20 7815 6100