Professional skills development

Throughout our modules we highlight the employability skills you are developing, making it easier for you to communicate these when applying for placements, further study, and graduate jobs.

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Urban Studies and Planning students are given opportunities through their programmes course to develop graduate skills and attributes. Many of these relate to the requirements of employers and professional bodies such as RTPI and RICS.

The knowledge and skills delivered within programmes are relevant to the job market and support is provided to enable students to explore their future options, and make transitions into placements and graduate opportunities.

Linked to this programme level approach to employability are the priorities of sustainability and inclusivity, both of which are relevant to urban studies as a discipline and as an employment sector.

Guest lectures

We arrange regular guest lectures from professionals in the planning and real estate industries. Many of these are former alumni of the department, which means they are particularly invested in the success of our students.

As well as giving insights into day-to-day professional activities, these lectures discuss the key skills that employers are looking for, which helps our students stand out in the crowded job market.

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International Merit Scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students including 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee. Applications are now open for existing offer holders.