UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

International Real Estate and Planning

This programme offers a unique focus on the relationship between real estate, the property development process and the planning systems of Europe and beyond. It explores the systems through which urban development operates and considers market mechanisms from the standpoint of investors, developers and occupiers of buildings and the relationship of markets and policy at various geographical levels.

Entry requirements

Preferably an upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or higher) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of equivalent standing is required. There is no particular subject requirement as the course provides an 'initial' planning and real estate education for graduates with cognate or non-cognate degrees. Where candidates fail to meet the standard requirement (they hold a degree of a lower classification), the department will take into account professional experience when considering the application. Applicants who do not hold an upper 2nd class degree may, in exceptional cases, be admitted to the programme if they are able to demonstrate considerable senior-level professional experience in planning real estate or a related field.

Course modules

Core modules: planning practices in europe; real estate investment; real estate appraisal; real estate development; comparative urban projects; critical debates in real estate and planning. Options: options may include the following: urban economics and politics; transport policy and planning; urban design; geographical information systems; urban regeneration; cities and the environment; business management. Students taking RTPI accreditation must take the following: planning practice; plus either comparative planning systems and cultures or spatial planning: concepts and context.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures (including some by visiting practitioners), individual and group work, student presentations, seminars, study visits, workshops and an overseas field trip. Assessment is through coursework, written examination and the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

3 ESRC quota studentships (40% of fees); ESF bursaries may be available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 22,380 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Variable September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Variable September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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Bartlett Graduate Faculty Clerk
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