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Ms Angela Fattibene

Email: a.fattibene@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 7497

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£10,750 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£19,500 (FT)

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Planning

Key facts

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International Real Estate and Planning MSc

This programme offers a unique focus on the relationship between the property development process and the planning systems of Europe and beyond. It explores the systems through which urban development operates and considers market mechanisms from the standpoint of investors, developers and occupiers of buildings and the relationship of markets and policy at various geographical levels.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

The programme equips students with theoretical and practical preparation to practice across international boundaries in the fields of planning and urban policy, property market analysis and property development.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The UCL Bartlett School of Planning at UCL has a strong history of teaching and research at all levels. The school has been at the forefront of planning research and teaching for nearly 100 years and is one of the foremost planning schools in the United Kingdom, with an international reputation.

This MSc programme is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It is also accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), either with the requisite module selections or where it is taken as a specialist year following an accredited three-year planning degree.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year (flexible 2-5 years)

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), optional modules (30 credits) and a report (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered.

Core Modules

  • Planning Practices in Europe
  • Introduction to Property Investment
  • Valuation
  • Urban Regeneration: Development Projects
  • Comparative Urban Projects
  • Critical Debates in Real Estate and Planning

Options

  • Options may include the following:
  • Urban Economics and Politics
  • Transport Policy and Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Urban Regeneration
  • Cities and the Environment
  • The Representation of Cities

  • Students taking RTPI accreditation must take the following:
  • Planning Practice
  • Plus either International Planning or Spatial Planning

Dissertation/report

All MSc students submit a 10,000-word report.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures (including some by visiting practitioners), individual and group work, student presentations, seminars, study visits, workshops and an overseas field trip. Assessment is through coursework, written examination and the dissertation.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of equivalent standing is required. There is no particular subject requirement as the MSc provides an 'initial' planning education for graduates with cognate or non-cognate degrees. Where candidates fail to meet the standard requirement (i.e. they hold a degree of a lower classification), the department will take into account professional experience in planning or a related field when deciding whether to admit a candidate. Applicants who do not hold a first degree may, in exceptional cases, be admitted to the programme if they are able to demonstrate considerable senior-level professional experience in planning or a related field.

A high level of competence in both spoken and written English is also required. Overseas students whose first language is not English will be asked to provide evidence of competence in English. A minimum overall score of 6.5 for IELTS or 580 in TOEFL is required.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for modular/flexible programmes is 6 September 2013. If you require a Tier 4 visa in order to study in the UK, then you are not eligible to apply or be made an offer of a place on a programme as a part-time (modular flexible) student. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The programme is designed for graduates from planning, architecture, pertinent social sciences (economics, economic geography, and history), estate management and European studies degrees. Many students have some post-degree professional experience. It is especially suitable for people who wish to practice internationally and to break the boundaries between built environment professions.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study International Real Estate and Planning at graduate level
  • why you want to study International Real Estate and Planning at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Career

Graduates of the programme who were not already employed have taken jobs in public and private offices in the UK and abroad. Employers include:

  • Hammerson SA (Paris)
  • King and Co (Barcelona)
  • OECD Urban and Environmental Directorate (Paris)
  • IAURI (Paris)
  • Kolpron (Berlin)
  • Investment Property Databank (London)
  • Tarmac (London)
Some graduates pursue an academic career, either through doctoral studies or through teaching and research in a number of prestigious universities.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:


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