International Real Estate and Planning MSc

Options: PG Diploma


This programme offers a unique focus on the relationship between real estate, 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.


Mode of study

  • Full-time 1 year
  • Flexible 2-5 years

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £10,800
  • Overseas Full-time: £20,100

Application date

  • All applicants: 1 August 2014
  • Overseas applicants: 15 June 2014

More details in Application section.


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, real estate and 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.


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
  • Business Management

  • 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:


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

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 and real estate 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 when deciding whether to admit a candidate. Applicants who do not hold an upper second-class degree may, in exceptional cases, be admitted to the programme if they are able to demonstrate considerable senior-level professional experience in planning real estate 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.

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.

Who can apply?

The programme is designed for graduates from planning, architecture, pertinent social sciences (economics, geography, and history), real estate, estate management and related 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.

Top career destinations for this programme

  • Internos Real Investors, Transaction Analyst, 2011
  • Foxtons, Sales Associate, 2011
  • King Sturge, Development Planner, 2011
  • China Resources, Assistant Architect, 2011
  • Insite Asset Management, Associate manager, 2011

Employability

Graduate from 2011 won a CBRE-internship in Shanghai and was subsequently hired by Jones Lang Lasalle tow rok in their Global Research Team in London.

Graduate from 2012 has a number of short internships and now works for the London Borough of Camden as a planner.

Graduate from 2012 gained experience in short internship in London and went on to work for CoStar Group as a commercial real estate research analyst in their offices in Washington DC.

Graduate from 2010 was hired at the end of his studies by BNP Paribas Real Estate to work in their valuation department where he is developing his career.

Graduate from 2012 won an internship at CBRE in their London offices and was subsequently hired by the Hong Kong Housing Authority as a Graduate Estate Surveyor.


Next steps

Contact

Ms Angela Fattibene

T: +44 (0)20 7679 7497

Department

Bartlett School of Planning

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