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University of Manchester

Planning with Real Estate

UCAS Code: 1G23

Master of Planning - MPlan

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

General Studies is accepted. We do not require a pass in the Science Practical Assessment.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

Overall 60 credits are required with 45 at Level 3. 15 credits at Distinction plus a minimum of 30 credits at Merit.

Two AS Levels are not accepted in place of one A Level.

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

A

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. We require minimum grade A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,M2,M2

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Minimum grade C in English Language and Mathematics (Grade 4 or above in the newly reformed GCSEs in England). We do not accepted applied GCSE mathematics courses.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

32 points overall with grades 6,5,5 at Higher Level subjects.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

Grades A2, B2, B2, B2, B2 (last award 2016).

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DM

Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with grades DM plus an additional level 3 qualification such as an A Level at grade A .

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Certificate with grade D plus additional Level 3 qualifications such as A Levels at grades BB .

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

The only subjects we accept for this qualification are: Business, Engineering, IT and laboratory skills. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Diploma with grades DDM

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DM

Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with grades DM plus additional level 3 qualifications such as A Level at grade BB.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DM

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with grades DM plus an additional level 3 qualification such as an A Level at grade A.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with grade D plus additional Level 3 qualifications such as A Levels at grades BB.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (Please be aware that we do not accept the above qualification in art and design). Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with grades DDM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

D,M

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with grades DM plus additional level 3 qualifications such as A Levels at grade AB.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B

We normally require five Scottish Highers at grades AABBC / ABBBB or two Advanced Highers at grades BB plus two Highers at grades BB. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3).

UCAS Tariff

96-128

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

85%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Architecture

Planning

Gain both academic and professional training in planning, real estate and property development on this four-year enhanced undergraduate degree.
The curriculum for the first three years is the same as our BA (Hons) Urban and Regional Planning, during which you will consider the issues faced by professionals in dealing with the planning and management of all aspects of our built and natural environments.
The fourth year of study is at master's level and provides professional training in planning, real estate and property development. Accredited by both the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the fourth year covers a wide range of subjects including real estate business and law, commercial asset management and property valuation.
An overseas fieldtrip allows you to experience planning and real estate challenges in an international context. You will also undertake a client-based project where you will work in a small group on a real-life project, interpreting the brief, carrying out the investigations and reporting directly to an external client.
The MPRE satisfies both the spatial and specialist planning requirements for initial qualification with the RTPI and is accredited under the Commercial Property Practice, Valuation, and Planning and Development pathways of the RICS.
Manchester is a great place to study planning, real estate and property development; 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. We have excellent links with the planning and real estate professions, and site visits, field trips and guest speakers feature regularly.

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2018/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

School of Materials

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.

72%
low
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.

Architecture

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Planning (urban, rural and regional)

Teaching and learning

62%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

86%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

59%
UK students
41%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B
391

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.

Architecture

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.

0%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Architecture had a difficult time a few years back during the great recession, but those days are over and the degree is in demand as house building and infrastructure have increased in importance. Most working architects secure jobs in the architecture industry, more usually starting as assistants rather than full-blown architects or chartered technicians. Some, however, move into management, design or marketing roles, where they find their planning, design and project management skills are very welcome. Nearly half the architecture-related jobs last year were in London or the South-East, and this group are rather more likely than average to find their jobs through personal contacts, so polish your networking skills, or see if you can get work experience if you want to succeed as an architect.

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
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
6%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
4%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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.

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Architecture, building and 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.

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

£28k

£28k

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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This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

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You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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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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