MA Real Estate Planning and Development

Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Faculty of Social Sciences

Planning and investing in the spaces where we live and work has never been so important. An accredited MA from one of the UK's top planning schools can help you make a positive impact.

I was aware of the excellent reputation of my department and my course had a great balance of the technical and practical sides. Having a masters degree was definitely looked upon favourably during the application process for my job.

Emma Holgate, Postgraduate student in Department of Urban Studies and Planning

About the course

Course description 2017

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

This course is designed to prepare you for a career in real estate. Focusing on the challenges of new developments, it will enhance your understanding of real estate and its role in the wider economy.

The course provides graduate-level entry into the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Town and Regional Planning student

Core modules

Autumn semester:

  • Real Estate Economics
  • Investment Finance and Funding
  • Applied Real Estate Valuation
  • Research Methods

Spring semester:

  • Integrated Project specialising in Investment Valuation and Law of Business Leases

Optional modules

These include:

  • International Market Analysis
  • Sustainable Development in Practice
  • Real Estate Development
  • Sustainable Development: a critical perspective
  • Planning Law
  • Issues in Housing
  • Local and Regional Economic Policy


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Computer workshops
  • Tutorials


  • Coursework
  • Dissertation

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent qualification at undergraduate level and/or relevant practical experience.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Dr Cath Jackson, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Our MA Real Estate Planning and Development offers a unique opportunity to combine thoughtful planning skills with practical financial application and help shape the built environment. It is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, enabling entry into a profession that is in demand around the world. Its diverse content encourages you to view developments holistically, while developing employability skills. Recent data show a 100% employment record in graduate surveying positions.

Dr Cath Jackson

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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