UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Housing and City Planning

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.

Entry requirements

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).

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).

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, projects and problem-based learning. Assessment is through a mix of essays, group projects, problem-sheets, individual projects, classroom tasks and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,125 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 20,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Bartlett Graduate Faculty Clerk
Telephone number: 
020 3108 9018