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University of Manchester

Planning and Real Estate

UCAS Code: K430

Bachelor of Science - BSc

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Planning

The BSc (Hons) Planning and Real Estate is a three-year degree which will provide you with the core academic and professional training in planning and real estate. You will consider the issues faced by professionals in dealing with the planning, development and management of all aspects of our built and natural environments.

Effective planning, development and management of our towns, cities and countryside is crucial in an age when governments and societies all over the world are struggling to deliver sustainable development. Understanding and engaging with the problems facing the communities and places in which we live, work and play is at the heart of what we do in the department of Planning and Environmental Management at The University of Manchester.

The BSc Planning and Real Estate degree, as a three year programme, is accredited as a spatial qualification by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). To acquire full accreditation by the RTPI, students must also complete a specialist qualification , which can be achieved by transferring onto our 4 year programmes (MPRE or MPlan) or do an additional 1 years Masters that are accredited by the RTPI. This course is also seeking accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

We are one of the longest established and largest professionally recognised accredited schools in the UK, renowned internationally for our teaching and the quality of our research. We have always prided ourselves on the close working relationships between students and staff, and a genuinely friendly atmosphere.

**Our teaching covers a wide range of contemporary topics, including:**
- Sustainable development

- Urban regeneration

- Real estate

- Urban design

- Communities

- Housing

- Sustainable cities

- Valuation

- Climate change

- Planning

- Environmental assessment and management.

As our planning, real estate and environmental management undergraduate degrees share many common course units in the first year, you are normally permitted to transfer onto a different degree in this portfolio at the end of your first year should you find one area of study particularly interesting.
Manchester is a great place to study planning and real estate; it was the world's first industrial city and is now a vibrant 21st century metropolis. It is a place of major urban change with plenty of scope to explore urban development pressures and how this shapes economic, social and environmental futures. In contrast, Manchester is surrounded by a wide variety of rural environments, and this diversity has interesting implications for planning and real estate markets.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

School of Environment, Education and Development

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
med
Planning

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Planning (urban, rural and regional)

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Planning (urban, rural and regional)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 Master's degree (and even then we don't actually have enough graduates to meet employer demand). So if you want a job in planning, expect to stay on at university after you have finished your first degree. First degree graduates in planning are more likely to start working in surveying than planning roles - although that is partly down to our serious shortage of surveyors. This all adds up to a subject that is in demand - but do keep a look out for work experience opportunities to make your good prospects even better.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Planning

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£28k

£28k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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