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Heriot-Watt University

Urban Planning and Property Development

UCAS Code: K490
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

120-129

% applicants receiving offers

95%

Subjects
  • Planning (urban, rural & regional)
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
94% LOW
Average graduate salary
£24k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A,B,C-B,B,B

For entry to Level 2: ABB

Scottish Highers
B,B,B,B,C-A,A,A,B

Scottish Advanced Highers
B,B

plus BBC at Higher in other subjects for entry to Level 2.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
29

For entry to Level 2: A total of 34 points.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-129 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

95%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This degree combines real estate management and urban and regional planning to produce graduates who can work in the private, public and voluntary sectors of the planning industry, and land and property development and management industry. It is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Town Planning Institute. Successful completion of the degree and subsequent approved practical experience enables professional membership of the institutes.

Modules

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The reception

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How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 70%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

78%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

65%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Staff value students' opinions

91%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
29% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
45% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
17% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
395 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% LOW
Average graduate salary £24k HIGH
Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

68%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This subject includes degrees in urban studies and housing as well as planning qualifications. Be a little careful when looking at the stats, as most jobs in planning, especially in town planning, go to Masters students in the subject – planning is a very popular Masters degree. So if you want a job in planning, expect to stay on at university after you have finished your first degree. Those who leave after their first degree are more likely to go into surveying. The subject is in demand, though, so despite the downturn in construction, planning graduates are less likely than the average to be out of work.
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