Taught course

Property Development and Planning

Nottingham Trent University · School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

You will need a 2.2 honours degree minimum (or equivalent) UK honours degree, or equivalent, in a subject unrelated, or partially related, to real estate and construction. We welcome mature applicants with non-standard qualifications and relevant work experience. These will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Property Development and Planning course equips you to oversee and manage the process of property development, from site identification and analysis, to planning, design, viability, marketing and finance, ultimately leading to the delivery of a development scheme. You'll develop an understanding of construction and planning, planning and development practice, property and construction economics, real estate valuation and appraisal, heritage and conservation and law applied to surveyors.

This course is aimed at professionals and graduates wishing to pursue a career in the property and construction industries and professions, on route to Chartered Surveyor status. It's suitable for prospective students who don't necessarily have a background in property or construction, acting as a fast-track conversion course for those with an unrelated undergraduate degree (or professional qualification) to obtain an accredited route into the industry. In addition, this course is suitable for property and construction professionals working in industry, who wish to specialise in planning and development.

Why study this course?

  • Professional accreditation | Our course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) enabling you to progress to Chartered Surveyor status on graduation.
  • Modern facilities | Benefit from City Campus facilities and inspiring learning spaces, in the heart of Nottingham's city centre.
  • Trips and projects | Study trips to live sites in the UK and abroad are included in your course fees, designed to help develop your understanding of theory in practice. Previous study trip destinations have included Budapest, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Prague.
  • Industry mentor | Have the opportunity to work with an industry mentor - often an NTU alumnus. In previous years, these relationships have led to work experience and employment.
  • RICS East Midlands | The RICS regional offices are based in our Arkwright building at NTU, providing opportunities to work closely with them and benefit from networking events on campus.
  • Flexible study options | Our flexible study options support part-time learners, who wish to balance employment with further study. Significant academic support and guidance is in place to help students returning to study after extended periods in employment, and students who are pursuing high-level study for the first time.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £9,750 per year, Part time: £4,875 per year
International students
Full time: £15,100 per year, Part time: £7,550 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

NTU Admissions
+44 (0)115 848 4200