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Urban Planning and Property Development BSc (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

Studying Urban Planning and Property Development at Heriot-Watt prepares you for a professional career in real estate investment, development, or urban planning and design. It brings together theoretical, practical and policy content from both spheres – town planning and real estate.

Sandwich year

A sandwich year option is available, giving students the opportunity to spend one year in a paid placement before completing the final year of study.

Accreditation

We are proudly the only Scottish University to offer a degree jointly accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Teaching and Learning

The Urban Studies discipline provides a flexible, student-centred, and resource-based learning and teaching environment, which actively promotes a deep approach to learning. At each stage, learning and teaching resources include lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and task-based activities. As the programme progresses, the emphasis switches from large group lectures to student-led tutorials and small group self learning activities, and students are encouraged to take greater responsibility for their own learning. The techniques adopted include library and computer-based facilities, specific project based courses designed to integrate the knowledge base covered at each stage and develop transferable skills, directed reading, case studies, dissertations, coursework and problem-solving classes.

Assessment

The assessment policy for programmes on the Urban Studies Discipline is to tailor the methods of assessment to the subject being taught and the nature of the classes so that understanding, knowledge and subject-specific skills are assessed using a variety of approaches. These include essays, reports, written examinations, practical exercises, presentations, group and individual projects and the dissertation. What is best for each course is moderated by seeking a balance of modes within terms and stages.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,384per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

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