University of Glasgow: City Planning and Real Estate Development

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Social and Political Sciences View department profile
Web https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/
Email JamesT.White@glasgow.ac.uk
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught

Summary

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.

**Academic contact: jamest.white@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time : up to 60 months on modular basis**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

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.

An optional field trip to London will provide you with an insight into the complex socio-economic dynamics of city building and design through visits to high profile real estate, planning and regeneration projects. You will have the opportunity to both meet and speak with senior industry professionals and policy-makers involved in the delivery of major urban developments. Past trips have included visits to The Shard, Olympic Park, Crossrail, Battersea Power Station.

**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 appraisal for real estate surveyors

- Development process

- Governance and markets

- Professional practices, ethics and management

- Property law for real estate surveyors

- Spatial planning strategies

- Real estate markets

- Real estate valuation and appraisal

- Urban studies researching and the dissertation.

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.

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
As a graduate you will be in possession of an MSc degree recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). You can develop your career as a chartered town planner, chartered surveyor, or both.

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