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 with expert knowledge of town and country planning from a developer’s perspective.

The course prepares you to oversee and manage vital parts of the process involved in property development: site identification, analysis, planning, design, viability, marketing and finance, through to leading to the delivery of a development scheme.

You'll take on applied projects, attend site visits and hear from visiting industry experts. Progress on this course will provide a thorough understanding of construction, development processes, real estate economics, valuation, appraisal, heritage and conservation and law applied to surveyors.

Who is this course designed for?

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 students who don't necessarily have a background in property or construction as it acts 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.

Key Features:

  • Our course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) enabling you to progress to Chartered Surveyor status after graduation.
  • NTU is ranked Top 3 in the UK for Land and Property Management (The Complete University Guide 2023).
  • The RICS regional offices are based in our Arkwright building at NTU, providing you with opportunities to work closely with them and benefit from networking events on campus.
  • Our flexible study options are great for part-time learners who wish to balance employment commitments with further study. Significant academic support and guidance is available for those returning to study after extended periods in employment.

Course Accreditation:

The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), enabling successful graduates entry to the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) of the RICS and the opportunity to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor.

Fees and funding

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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 2999