This is a planning 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 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.