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University of Reading

Real Estate with MSc/Diploma in Urban Planning and Development

UCAS Code: K400

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2-D3,M2,M2

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths B (or 6), English Language or English Literature B (or 6).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-32

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3-H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

The Cambridge Technical Diploma is only accepted when taken alongside one other acceptable level 3 qualification such as an A level or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D,D,D

The Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate can also be accepted when taken alongside two other acceptable level 3 qualifications e.g. two A levels or a Cambridge Technical Diploma.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

D,D,D

The Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma can also be accepted when taken alongside two other acceptable level 3 qualifications e.g. two A levels or a Cambridge Technical Diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is only accepted when taken alongside one other acceptable level 3 qualification such as an A level or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D,D,D

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate can also be accepted when taken alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications e.g. two A levels or a BTEC National Diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B-A,B,B

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B-A,A,B,B,B

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the grade achieved.

UCAS Tariff

128-160

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

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Planning

This is a planning and development course with a difference, giving you an edge over those working in the property market.

At the end of four years you will have gained both an undergraduate and postgraduate qualification as well as accreditation from two professional institutions – the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Town Planning Institute.

You will have the ability to see the financial potential of any development opportunities as well as knowledge of the environmental and social issues critical for success. It is this unique combination that will give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Real Estate and planning at the University of Reading ranks number 1 in the UK for Land and Property Management and number 1 in the UK for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide, 2016-2018).

You will follow the BSc Real Estate degree for your first two years of study and the Development and Planning specialism in your third year. In your final year you will focus on policy and practice analysis, specialist choices such as regeneration, and planning and development project work. You can gain an awareness of the environmental and social issues crucial to the success of contemporary urban planning, and an ability to see the financial potential of development opportunities. This distinctive combination gives you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

You also have the opportunity to take our work-based learning module, enabling you to gain credits towards your degree from relevant work experience undertaken while at university.

**Careers**

We are widely acknowledged by the major employers as one of Europe’s leading providers of graduates in Real Estate and Planning. Graduates work on projects in Asia, Mauritius, Dubai and many other countries around the world (DLHE survey, 2015-16).

We have a professional Careers Development Adviser who will help you with every aspect of the career development process, including identifying internships and permanent career opportunities, as well as individual advice on the preparation of CVs and application letters.The University of Reading is acknowledged by the major employers as one of Europe’s leading providers of graduates in Real Estate and Planning, and more than 97% of students have jobs at graduate level or have entered further study within six months of graduating (DLHE survey, 2015-16).

Through our alumni association, the Reading Real Estate Foundation, we are in touch with more than 5000 of our graduates. Many are actively involved with REP as mentors for our current students, hosting site visits or coming to the University as guest lecturers.

Our degrees open up a hugely diverse range of career opportunities. You could join our graduates who are deciding the future of the Olympic Park, working on the planning of a new city in China for 30 million people, working on renewable energy projects, running a multi-million pound property fund investing in global real estate, working with local communities on inner city regeneration, making land purchase decisions for HS2, re-developing Ascot racecourse or working with a Community Land Trust in the Rocky Mountains to name just a few examples.

Employers include major real estate advisers, property developers, planning consultancies and financial institutions.

Typical job titles of our graduates include graduate surveyors, investment bankers, financial analysts, rural surveyors and planning consultants.

Modules

Sample modules may include:

• Introduction to planning and building

• Real estate development practice

• Regeneration

• Property valuation

• Sustainability and urban design

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,815
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Reading

Department:

Real Estate and Planning

TEF rating:

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What students say


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)

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.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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.

£27,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
48%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

91%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
2%
Business, research and administrative professionals
2%
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.

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.

£28k

£28k

£36k

£36k

£44k

£44k

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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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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