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Property Development and Planning
Our BSc in Property Development and Planning will prepare you for a range of careers including:
- property development
- planning consultancy
- and surveying.
You will learn about the policies and processes that bring forward developments that stand the test of time and enhance our built environment. This course has been designed to provide you with a wide-range of subject knowledge, ensuring that you have a well-rounded understanding of the industry.
You’ll cover the elements that impact and shape the industry, such as:
- sustainable development
- policy, analysis and implementation
- urban design
- economics and law
- as well as political, economic and social factors.
We place an emphasis on professional practice. For example, after your second year you will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement year. Through the course you’ll gain practical experience and knowledge of the industry through live projects and site visits. You’ll meet employers at our fairs and events and develop your career with our mentoring scheme.
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Please note tuition fees for Home 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 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, focusing on;
- spatial planning
- commercial management
- real estate and construction law
- property development
- environmental studies.
Year 2 develops your skills, you’ll take 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.
- learn key design principles for urban development.
The Research Design module will develop your research techniques, including;
- statistical methods
- data gathering and survey design
- ethical issues.
Year 3 builds on your knowledge. You will explore;
- local planning and development control
- regional and strategic planning
- development viability.
To enable you to focus on a career in planning, development or surveying you'll have the opportunity to choose up to two optional modules.
You’ll also produce an independent research project, with one-to-one support from a staff member.
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
Our students graduate with valuable industry knowledge and experience. Throughout your time on the course you’ll have the opportunity to develop a rich professional network and industry skills.
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. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your career with our mentoring scheme.
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.
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