Property, Development and Planning 1
Construction Technology 1
Principles of Property Valuation
Governance and Participation
Urban and Real Estate Economics
Design of Place
|Students also take part in a residential study tour of a major British city.|
Urban Design Theory and Practice
Real Estate Investment
|Real Estate Development|
Comparative Planning and Real Estate Markets
Regional and Strategic Planning
|Students take part in a one-week field trip to a European city.|
|Research Dissertation (S1)|
Design Project (S1)
Current Debates in Practice
|Research Dissertation (S2)|
Design Project (S2)
Urban Economy and Property Markets
"Heriot-Watt appealed to me because of the high rankings in the league tables for the town planning course and because of its location in Edinburgh, a city with a wide range of planning challenges.
"The university works hard to maintain industry links and this has been very useful to my career progression. I used the option to undertake a sandwich year and obtained valuable public sector experience at the City of Edinburgh Council, working in the town planning department. I was also able to take on the elected role of student member on the Scottish Young Planners Network steering group, which was alerted to me through the university.
"The lecturers at Heriot-Watt are one of the best features of the university. They were knowledgeable and up-to-date on their respective fields providing me with a strong, relevant grounding in planning. Overall I feel my degree has provided me with the analytical skills and the knowledge of the Scottish planning system that I need to be successful in my career."
Andy graduated from the BSc Real Estate Management programme in 2010 with First Class Honours. After a brief spell at CB Richard Ellis he moved into the fund management industry working for Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in the Real Estate Strategy and Research team.
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Heriot-Watt. Not only does it have a fantastic reputation from an academic point of view, it’s also a great place to be socially. The university has a great range of societies and sports clubs to get involved in. After a brief spell at CB Richard Ellis, I currently work as Real Estate Analyst. My job has a variety of roles associated with it ranging from advising investment managers on which segments of the property market to invest in, to forecasting rental values of offices throughout the UK. Essentially though it’s about providing fund managers with strategic and analytical support to help them make the best decisions for our clients.
"Working in investment management requires a well-developed understanding of investment fundamentals. I received this at Heriot-Watt through some excellent lecturers that are very well respected in the property industry.
"I’d highly recommend Heriot-Watt as a place of study. My advice to anyone starting their studies is to get as much industry experience as they can either before they commence or during their summer breaks. A pro-active approach to getting a foot in the employer’s door is a key attribute of candidates who are successful in securing employment after graduation."
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The University offers as its normal entry routes:
There is nevertheless considerable flexibility, depending on the level of qualifications, for entrants with A-levels to opt to enter at Level 1 and for Scottish students to enter at Level 2.
|Status*||Scotland / EU**||England / Northern Ireland / Wales||International|
|Fee||Paid by SAAS||£9,000||£13,500|
* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the 3 years before the start of your programme. Find out more about tuition fees.
** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.
In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:
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