Housing Development MSc

Options: PG Diploma, PG Certificate


This new MSc is unique in the UK in offering an interdisciplinary perspective on housing development and design, and critical insights into planning and delivery using live case studies. Contributions drawn from across the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment enable students to develop their own focus on housing from the vantage point of planning, design or project management.


Mode of study

  • Full-time 1 year
  • Flexible up to 5 years

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £10,800
  • Overseas Full-time: £19,050

Application date

  • UK/EU applicants: 1 August 2014
  • Overseas applicants: 15 June 2014
  • Flexible/Modular: 5 September 2014

More details in Application section.


What will I learn?

Students will develop appropriate design, analytical and presentational skills, and work on practical cases that test their capacity for creative thinking and problem solving.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The UCL Bartlett is the UK's largest multi-disciplinary Faculty of the Built Environment, bringing together scientific and professional specialisms required to research, understand, design, construct and operate the buildings and urban environments of the future.

The strong research focus across the Bartlett, and links to professional practice, feed into this programme, ensuring engagement with live issues and – as the programme moves forward – a continual refreshing of the subject material.

Students also have the opportunity to spend a period of the programme at a partner institution elsewhere in Europe, North America or Australia.


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

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

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, at least full-time three months, depending on modules taken) is offered.

Core Modules

  • Planning for Housing: Process
  • Planning for Housing: Project
  • Sustainable Housing Design: Principles
  • Low Energy Housing Retrofit
  • Economics and Finance for Housing Projects
  • Management of Housing Projects

Options

  • Spatial Planning (for professional accreditation)
  • Critical Debates in Planning (for professional accreditation)
  • Or any other open MSc module in the Bartlett School of Planning,
  • the Bartlett School of Graduate Study, and Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, projects and problem-based learning. Assessment is through a mix of essays, group projects, problem-sheets, individual projects, classroom tasks and the dissertation.

Further details available on subject website:


Funding

Details of faculty scholarships can be found on the UCL Bartlett website

Scholarships available for this department

Land Securities Scholarship

For prospective full-time UK Master's students in the Bartlett School of Planning. There is no application procedure; all eligible students will be considered by the School of Planning. This award is based on academic merit.

Brown Family Bursary

This award is based on financial need.

Bartlett School of Planning Centenary Scholarship

These awards are based on academic merit.

Bartlett Masters Scholarship

These scholarships are based on financial need.

Childcare Support Grant

Selection based solely on financial need.

Graduate Support Bursary

For a prospective UK Master's student from under-represented background enrolling on a participating programme . Selection based solely on financial need.

Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.


Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Admissions tutors may, at their discretion, consider applications from students who have not achieved this but hold professional qualifications (e.g. RTPI) or can demonstrate substantial work experience in the field of housing development, planning for housing, or housing design.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Standard

How to apply

The deadline for UK/EU applications is 1 August 2014. International students who require a Tier 4 visa are strongly advised to submit their application before 15 June 2014. The deadline for flexible/modular study is 5 September 2014.

Who can apply?

This programme will appeal to students wishing to train as planners or develop perspectives on residential development from construction management angles, and is likely to attract students from around the world. It will also enable students wishing to enter UK practice an opportunity to do so.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of Housing Development
  • why you want to study Housing Development at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme at the EDI
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme meets these needs
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

This programme will equip students with the skills needed to enter careers in planning or project management in the public or third sector.


Next steps

Contact

Bartlett Graduate Faculty

T: +44 (0)20 3108 9018/9004/9002

Department

Bartlett School of Planning

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