UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Shelter is one of the most basic human needs, but the provision of that shelter ' the development of enough housing of the right type and quality in the most appropriate locations ' is a challenge that few, if any, governments in the developed world have fully addressed. This course offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the housing question in advanced economies, with core contributions from across the faculty.

Course Modules

Core modules: planning for housing (process); planning for housing (project); principles of sustainable housing design; low energy housing retrofit; economics and finance for housing projects; management of housing projects. Options: spatial planning (for professional accreditation); critical debates in planning (for professional accreditation).

Course Additional Entry

Preferably an upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or higher) from a UK university. Overseas qualifications of an equivalent standard will also be considered. Admissions tutors may, at their discretion, consider applications from students who have not achieved this but hold professional qualifications (such as RTPI) or can demonstrate substantial work experience in the field of housing development, planning for housing, or housing design. (Applicants will still be expected to meet the minimum UCL requirement of a 2.2, however).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £20,700 ???abroad???
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,125 ???home???
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate)