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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Urban Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This certificate offers a Masters level, flexible introduction to key issues in contemporary cities and debates in urban scholarship. It allows you to select from a range of courses on offer in a leading centre of urban research and teaching. Successful completion provides a route to masters study for students without prior degree level qualification. You will be taught by academics from a world leading centre of urban research - ranked top in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Many courses feature guest lectures from policy and practice experts, study visits or project work.

Different course options

Full time | University of Glasgow | 6 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


6 months

Start date



Contemporary Planning Systems (10 Credits)
Sustainable Urban Futures (10 Credits)
Understanding Housing Markets (10 Credits)
Transport Studies (10 Credits)
Principles and Applications of GIS (20 Credits)
Programming Tools for Urban Analytics (10 Credits)
Real Estate Valuation and Appraisal (20 Credits)
Development Economics (10 Credits)
Development Process (10 Credits)
Foundations of Housing Management Practice (10 Credits)
Governance and Markets (10 Credits)
Housing Business (10 Credits)
Housing Contexts (10 Credits)
Big data and Urban Analytics (10 Credits)
International Real Estate Markets (10 Credits)
Urban Design Policy and Practice (10 Credits)
Understanding Health Policy (10 Credits)
Transport Planning Methods (20 Credits)
Transport Planning Lab (10 Credits)
Sustainable Housing Development (10 Credits)
Strategic Real Estate Management (10 Credits)
Spatial Planning Strategies (20 Credits)
Regenerating Cities (10 Credits)
Real Estate Finance and Investment (10 Credits)
Machine Learning for Social Analysis (20 Credits)
International Urban Challenges (20 Credits)
International Real Estate Analysis (10 Credits)
Housing, Inequality and Society (10 Credits)
Evidence, Evaluation and Policy (10 Credits)
Development Appraisal for Real Estate Surveyors (10 Credits)
Designing Places (10 Credits)
Community Empowerment and Engagement (10 Credits)
Advanced Real Estate Valuation and Appraisal (10 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applications are considered on an individual basis, with particular consideration given to applicants’ prior work and educational experience. A small number of individual courses require prior learning – the programme convener can advise on this.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more

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