Taught course

City Planning & Real Estate Development

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Social and Political Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Applicants with a lower second Honours degree may be accepted, if warranted by strong references and/or relevant work experience. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of foundation courses. Further information regarding academic entry requirements: student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below) Common equivalent English language qualifications: ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): B minimum CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): C minimum PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: Language Centre, University of Glasgow BALEAP guide to accredited courses FAQs Visa requirements and proof of English language level It is a visa requirement to provide information on your level of English based on an internationally recognised and secure English language test. All test reports must be no more than 2 years old. A list of these can be found on the UK Border Agency website. If you have never taken one of these tests before, you can get an initial idea of your level by using the Common European Framework self-assessment grid which gives you a level for each skill (e.g. listening B1/writing B2 etc.) However, please note that this is not a secure English language test and it is not sufficient evidence of your level of English for visa requirements. If you require a Tier 4 student visa, your qualification must be one of the secure English language tests accepted by UK Border Agency: UK Border Agency Tier 4 English Language requirements UKBA list of approved English language tests [pdf] For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme will deliver a highly regarded professional education in city planning and real estate development. It has been developed in close consultation with the relevant professional, policy and business communities and is intended to provide an intensive fast-track entry to a professional career.
Why Glasgow
  • If you want to establish a career as a chartered town planner and/or chartered surveyor, this programme is designed for you.
  • The programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
  • There is significant input from industry to our teaching programme, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars. There are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at open events and recruitment presentations. We will also support you to arrange professional work placements.

Programme Structure

You will take a series of core courses and undertake a dissertation or a major project in planning and real estate development.

Core courses provide you with a grounding in core knowledge and skills required of planners and surveyors working within the planning and development field. Subjects covered include planning and real estate development processes, real estate economics, valuation and development appraisal, spatial planning strategies.

Core courses

  • Contemporary planning systems
  • Designing places
  • Development economics
  • Development process
  • Global cities
  • Governance and markets
  • Professional practices, ethics and management
  • Spatial planning strategies
  • Real estate markets
  • Real estate valuation and appraisal.

Courses are assessed by a mix of continuous methods to enable you to develop a suitable balance of planning and real estate development competencies. They will involve you attending lectures, seminars and tutorials and taking part in project, IT lab, field and team work.

Information for international students

IELTS: overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below) ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20 CAE: B minimum CPE: C minimum PTE: 60; no sub-test less than 59

Fees and funding

UK students
£7000
International students
£14500

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/cityplanningrealestatedevelopment/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months
block mode
60 months

Course contact details

Name
Amini Kamete
Email
amini.kamete@glasgow.ac.uk