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Real Estate and Planning Online MSc

Real Estate and Planning Online MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Estate Agency Planning: General

Course type


Course Summary

This course can be studied via Online Learning, ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family. Our MSc Real Estate and Planning provides the foundation, knowledge and skills needed to work as a development surveyor or planner. On completion, graduates will be able to work either in the public or private sectors, advising on the complexities of property development to occupiers, investors, developers and planning authorities. It is designed to build understanding of the complex interactions and uncertainties of the development process. It provides students with the essential knowledge components of economics, valuation, planning, law, and regeneration and sustainability principles. It also develops an appreciation of the skills and tasks inherent in development projects, including community participation, satisfying the statutory planning considerations, undertaking the necessary financial appraisals, and achieving funding to make it happen. The course is suitable for students with an interest in pursuing a career either as a chartered development surveyor or as a planner with a specialism in land and property markets. Such opportunities are available in a range of employers in the private and public sector, including local development and regeneration agencies. The MSc has full recognition from the educational requirements of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and has professional accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Different course options

Study mode



7 years

Start date



This module is specifically aimed at the MSc programmes of study which are delivered within the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate and the Urban Studies disciplines within the Centre for Excellence in Sustainable Building Design in the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students pay £1310 per module and £1690 for the Dissertation. The same fee is also applicable for England; Northern Ireland and Wales.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Students pay £1310 per module and £1690 for the Dissertation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have: Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in cognate and semi-cognate subject area. For PG conversion courses, non-cognate degrees will be considered. Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered. For PG Diploma level entry applicants must have: Third class honours degree in a cognate or semi-cognate subject area PLUS 2 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level completed post qualification; Cognate or semi-cognate ordinary degree PLUS 3-4 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level following graduation; Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements or have no formal academic qualifications will be considered individually based on their CV and interview. Admission via this route will be at the discretion of the Director of Admissions and the number of successful applicants will be restricted.