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Planning and Property Development
Our Planning and Property Development course prepares you for a range of careers, including;
- property developer
- planning consultant
You will learn about the policies and processes that shape our built environment. As well as how to survive radical changes in the course of your professional career.
We encourage practical learning so you’ll visit sites and undertake live projects. And you'll go on a European residential trip and meet guest speakers that broaden your experience.
You'll learn about;
- planning policies and processes
- Geographical Informations Systems (GIS)
- urban design
Many of our graduates are employed by surveying firms, housebuilders and development companies. You’ll meet employers at our fairs and events and develop your career with our mentoring scheme.
How to apply
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
In Year 1 you will explore the relationship between planning and property development. You’ll focus on;
- spatial planning
- commercial management
- real estate and construction law
- property development
- environmental studies.
Year 2 develops your skills in planning and property development. You’ll take a variety of modules to;
- understand the law
- learn more about valuation
- understand how valuation links to the public and private sector
- understand decision-making in planning and property development.
You’ll also take modules in Research Data and Methods to develop research techniques, including;
- statistical methods
- survey design
- ethical issues.
In Year 3 you will build on your knowledge from Years 1 and 2. You will explore;
- local planning and development control
- regional and strategic planning
- advanced valuation
- real estate investment.
You’ll also produce an independent research project, with one-to-one support from a staff member.
- Lectures and seminars
- Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)
Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
Through our alumni and international links, we have friendships with individuals and institutions across the world, and our former students illustrate the wide range of careers that a programme of study within the built environment can lead to.
Every year, we host a careers fair attended by companies seeking to recruit our graduates, which is a valuable opportunity for students.
The BA (Hons) in Planning and Property Development is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) when combined with the Postgraduate Diploma in Planning and the post-graduation Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).
For those wishing to obtain membership of the RTPI it is necessary to complete either a PG Diploma in Planning or the MSc in Spatial Planning. These can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis
We offer the best in postgraduate research degree teaching, with a wide range of relevant, well-structured courses, and our thriving research culture provides a friendly and supportive community in which to undertake a research degree.
The Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD), based at Oxford Brookes, is the largest academic research institute in the UK dedicated to research on sustainable development in the built environment. It comprises active teams of researchers who focus on the environment, cities, international land markets and architecture, culture and technology.
We have led or contributed to reviews of national planning, transport, housing and environmental policy guidance, sustainable building specifications, and valuation standards which presently affect our town and country areas including building design and construction processes.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Information from Discover Uni
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.