MSc Development Planning
- 12 months full-time
- 24 months part-time
This course prepares you for a career in town and country planning where you may be required to research and prepare policies and plans; negotiate and regulate development schemes; undertake community consultations; and present reports to committees and at public enquiries. In line with the academic strengths of the University of Reading Business School in real estate markets, investment and development, the MSc develops specialist knowledge and skills in 'development planning'.
This focuses on planning as it engages with economic and property development processes at all levels, from the local to the international. The courses allow you to concentrate on particular aspects of development planning to suit their interests and career aspirations (e.g. strategic, economic, environment, regeneration, or rural) and the opportunity to undertake in depth study in this area, albeit within a framework which emphasises integration.
The programme is designed within a 180 credit modular framework. Modules include:
- Planning theory, politics and practice
- Projects in planning (site; negotiation; international)
- Real estate development
- Real estate economics
- Strategic Planning
- Urban design and sustainability
- Integrated Study
One optional module from:
- Comparative international planning
- Countryside policy and planning
- Housing policy
- Property and environment
Exams, individual and group assignments
Entrants to this programme are normally required to have obtained a good (normally upper second class honours) undergraduate degree in any cognate or non-cognate discipline.
The course aims to provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills necessary to enhance your career in the industry.
Come and meet us
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