Course Overview

Attendance
Duration 3 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

Property and planning are "people businesses" and are dynamic and stimulating professions offering variety, travel, networking opportunities and high-earning potential. The work has a huge impact – every organisation and every person requires somewhere to work and somewhere to live.

This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature and philosophy of town planning and the planning process, with a concentration on sustainable development, urban regeneration and the environment. Your learning in these areas will be complemented by other aspects of property and development including valuing, developing, managing and investing in the property markets, together with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

As property and planning are not taught at school, students have a wide variety of A Levels and equivalent qualifications. The most important requirements are an analytical mind and a clear motivation towards the course.

Property and Planning BA provides a professionally oriented education, producing graduates capable of dealing with all aspects of property and development. The learning and teaching of the course consists of a variety of formats including lectures, seminars, presentations, group work and visiting lectures.

Assessment methods include exams, essays, group and individual project work, and presentations.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

To help you make an informed decision, you can have a look at how marks have been calculated and study time has been distributed on this course in the past.

Subjects of study include:

  • Introduction to Building Technology
  • Introduction to Government and Law
  • Introduction to Planning and Sustainability
  • Introduction to Property
  • Introduction to Property Economics and Property Accounting

Credit Level 4 

Subjects of study include:

  • Commercial Practice
  • London City Regeneration
  • Planning Practice
  • Property Business
  • Urban Regeneration and Development

Year 2 includes optional, but recommended, educational field trips to a northern city in the UK.

Credit Level 5 

 Subjects of study include:

  • Development Project
  • Global Practice
  • Neighbourhood and Community Planning
  • Professional Practice
  • Sustainability and Environmental Policy

A feature of the course is the opportunity to attend study visits to a European destination during this year.

Credit Level 6 

Professional recognition

This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and students are encouraged to become members.

Entry Requirements

  • A Levels – BBC to ABB
  • International Baccalaureate – 27 points. We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career related Programme
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM to DDM
  • BTEC Diploma – D*D*
  • Access – 112 to 128 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course

In addition to one of the above, you should have: 

  • GCSE English Language grade 4/C – IB grade 4 Higher Level, GCSE Maths grade 4/C – IB grade 4

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each component.

We also welcome applications from students who are taking a combination of qualifications listed above. For further information, please contact Course Enquiries.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process.

  • International Baccalaureate – 27 points

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each component.

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With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.
 
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    •    meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events 
 
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What our students say

Amandeep Retour

There was a lot of practical work on this course, rather than just theory. My overall experience from studying this course has been positive and unforgettable. The lecturers are very helpful and knowledgeable, which makes the overall experience enjoyable. The University has great facilities and resources. I have secured a job as a property manager within a medium-sized company three months before graduating as well as achieving an overall upper second class.

Sophie Morris

Studying Property and Planning allowed me to gain the essential knowledge on vital real estate modules, whilst learning the core elements of planning and regeneration. I learnt the importance of the elements of planning in the UK through trips, speakers and lectures, which has helped me gain work experience and be confident in interviews. The support provided to me by our programme leader was unlimited. 

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Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: Our fees for 2020/21 will be published in April 2019 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

International tuition fee: Our fees for 2020/21 will be published in April 2019 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Course Location

Our Marylebone Campus has benefitted from a multi-million-pound refurbishment resulting in new workshops, digital studios and development of the Marylebone Library. The campus is home to Westminster Business School and our award-winning Architecture, Planning and Tourism courses. For more details, visit our Marylebone Campus page.

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+44 (0)20 7915 5511

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