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Course summary

Property development and planning is fundamental to the growth of the property industry – from scheme proposal, site identification and analysis, through to design, viability, finance and marketing. This course has been developed to enable you to focus on adding value to land and property, as an adviser, consultant or developer of the future. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of areas including spatial and urban design, site appraisal, sustainability, planning and development consultancy and management of the development process. Alongside specialist and technical knowledge you'll focus on business planning, client care and negotiation and develop the core surveying competencies required in industry. Key Features Professional Accreditation | This course is triple accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) — representing your first step towards Chartered status. Industry-Facing Projects |  Apply your learning to the real world, with opportunities to take part in live projects as part of the course. Your assessments will be based on real projects, supported by companies such as JLL, Rolls-Royce and Igloo. Professional Facilities | You'll have the opportunity to utilise our professional-level equipment and software – including digital mapping, environmental risk information and industry information systems and databases – to complete project work. Placement Year | You'll gain vital skills and experience by undertaking a one-year placement on our sandwich route. Previously students have spent their placements at Lambert Smith Hampton, Barker Storey Matthews and Jaguar Land Rover. Destination Study Visits | Field trips and study visits are an important part of your learning on this course. Previous trips have included destinations in Madrid, Milan, Dublin, Malta and Berlin. Top 3 Ranking | We're renowned — NTU is ranked Top 3 in the UK for Land & Property Management subjects (Complete University Guide 2023).


Year One

  • Professional, Academic and Business Skills (20 credit points)
  • Surveying Skills (20 credit points)
  • Construction (20 credit points)
  • Economics and Valuation (20 credit points)
  • Law (20 credit points)
  • Planning and Land Use (20 credit points)
Year Two
  • Valuation (20 credit points)
  • Concepts and Practice in Planning (20 credit points)
  • Property Management and Agency (40 credit points)
  • Property Development: Principles and Practice (20 credit points)
  • Employability and Commercial Awareness (20 credit points)
Year Three
  • This is your opportunity to spend a year working in industry, giving you real hands-on experience and introducing you to exciting opportunities for your future employment. A successful completion of the placement year will lead you to an additional qualification – the Diploma in Professional Practice.
Final Year
  • Development Consultancy (40 credit points)
  • Planning Consultancy (40 credit points)
- Research Project (20 credit points)

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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