UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This programme combines a strong emphasis on understanding the challenges facing urban professionals in the 21st century with a focus on property markets, investment decisions and real estate economics. It is accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Course Modules

Year one: compulsory courses: economic concepts for planning and real estate; introducing planning systems; planning history and thought; contemporary cities; urban lab I: it skills; introducing urban design: design skills; production of the built environment; management for built environment professionals I. Year two: compulsory courses: urban lab ii; urban design: theory to practice; green futures; cities and social change; economics of cities and their regions; planning project: plan making; urban project management; management for built environment professionals II. Year three: compulsory courses: urban and environmental politics; urban lab iii: data analysis; development project: regeneration; land and property development; real estate economics; property and planning law; finance and investment appraisal; real estate valuation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £21,320  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Interview
  • International Baccalaureate 36
  • GCE A-level AAB
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAB
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD

Key Course Information

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89% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 94%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 77%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 83%

£21,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 30
Studying 50
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 15

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 25%

Total Coursework: 75%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation