Property Development and Planning with a Foundation Year – BSc (Hons) *
Attendance Full Time (4 Years)
If you are interested in property and planning, and aspire to gain chartered surveyor or chartered town planner status, our Property Development and Planning with Foundation Year course will provide you with the skills you need to achieve this.
The Foundation Year course option enables you to study for our BSc (Hons) degree over an extended full-time duration of four years by including a Foundation Certificate (year one of four). The Foundation Certificate provides a broad study programme that underpins the follow-on degree. In order to progress to the next year of your degree, it is necessary to achieve a pass in all of the modules of the Foundation Certificate.
What’s covered in the course?
This course reflects the changing professional context of planning, land and property development, and the connections between the range of professions active in managing the built environment. Some of the content is shared with our other professionally-accredited built environment programs, so you will receive a varied and comprehensive education focused towards relevant professional employment. Understanding professional requirements, standards, ethics and behavior are important throughout the course – and your working life.
You will assess how property development can affect individuals and groups, examining the process and outcomes. The financial aspects of property development and management are covered. You will also look at how town planning can facilitate appropriate development: development plans, policies and projects, as well as examining the physical, technical, legal, environmental and political factors affecting development decisions. You will develop your awareness of the complexities and variety within and between different communities, as well as evaluating community participation and empowerment.
You will build skills in managing yourself and working with others, including those from related professions, to identify and achieve the best outcomes for clients, communities and places. You will meet professionals currently working in practice, who contribute to the course and help ensure that you get the most up-to-date ideas and information. You will be encouraged and supported to become a student member of a relevant professional body, to join in its activities and events, and to become a confident professional.
Why Choose Us?
- The course content has been developed in line with the requirements of two professional bodies, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
- You will also learn key transferable professional skills, such as time management, communication and teamwork.
- Guest speakers, field trips and research-informed teaching will give you valuable industry insight and prepare you for a successful career.
- It’s an exciting time to study in Birmingham – the city is undergoing huge regeneration. This means that there are many opportunities, now and in the future, for those with built environment qualifications.