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Surveying & Planning

  • Architectural Technology & Design MSc

    Whether you want to design and build homes from scratch, or discover how to restore historic structures, we will give you the creative and technological skills to succeed.

    Distance Learning
    2 Years
  • Building Surveying MSc

    Focus on real-life projects and interact with modern and historic buildings as you learn how to maintain and protect them as a chartered surveyor.

    Distance Learning
    2 Years
  • This course is available in Clearing

    Planning MPlan

    Explore the challenges facing planners today and graduate with a masters-level qualification that will help you deliver projects that make better places.

    Full-time
    4 Years

Build your skills in developing sustainable communities, responding to urban challenges, housing policy and methods of dispute resolution.

Undergraduate Courses (8)

This course is available in Clearing

Architectural Technology | BSc (Hons)

Architectural technologists can take a building from concept to completion, designing and detailing buildings to bring ideas to life. On this course, you will enhance your flair for design and combine it with a technical understanding of how buildings work.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time,
Sandwich
Duration:
3 Years,
5 Years,
4 Years

Entry Requirements

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This course is available in Clearing

Building Surveying | BSc (Hons)

This course will equip you with the skills you will need in design, law, management and technology to become a building surveyor. It will enable you to look at a building and see potential, create plans and consider practical aspects of its use and sustainability.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time,
Sandwich
Duration:
3 Years,
5 Years,
4 Years

Entry Requirements

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Facilities Management (Top-Up) | BSc (Hons)

This course will meet the needs of managers who have, or aspire to have, responsibilities for staff, finance, and health and safety operations. You should be already working in facilities management, having recently moved into this area from a related role such as office manager or maintenance manager, or you could be an experienced facilities manager who is keen to progress your professional development by attaining an academic qualification.
Attendance:
Distance Learning
Duration:
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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This course is available in Clearing

Human Geography | BA (Hons)

Explore the rapidly changing world around you on this contemporary and dynamic course. You will study important topics such as migration, identity, sustainability, social injustice, cities and globalisation.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
5 Years

Entry Requirements

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This course is available in Clearing

Human Geography & Planning | BA (Hons)

Study a range of contemporary themes within human geography, including globalisation, sustainability and the diversity of human living, and challenge your views of the world today. You will learn how planning helps to shape our cities and towns and makes them better places for us to live.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
5 Years

Entry Requirements

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This course is available in Clearing

Human Geography and History | BA (Hons)

History and human geography have never been more closely linked. Geographers have started to consider the long-term trends that have shaped the world around us and, at the same time, environmental and urban history have recently emerged as vibrant areas.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

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This course is available in Clearing

Planning | MPlan

Develop the expertise needed to become an ethical and informed planner and help make a difference to the communities and environments where people live and work. This integrated masters course will allow you to follow both large and small local planning projects from their initial proposal through to their finished sites.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
4 Years

Entry Requirements

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This course is available in Clearing

Quantity Surveying | BSc (Hons)

You will learn about the issues affecting how quantity surveyors organise, control and manage the costing of projects, including building economics, contracts and construction law, construction technology and project management. You will undertake individual and group assessments and develop core skills. With your excellent analytical, arithmetic and IT abilities, we will help you develop as an innovative team player with the problem solving and transferable skills needed to succeed in this ever-evolving field.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time,
Sandwich
Duration:
3 Years,
5 Years,
4 Years

Entry Requirements

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Postgraduate Courses (14)

Architectural Technology & Design | MSc

Specialise in the technical aspects of the design, construction and performance of buildings and discover how you can shape the built environment around you. This course will give you the flexibility to do just that, at a time and pace convenient for you.
Attendance:
Distance Learning
Duration:
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Building Modelling and Simulation | Advanced Professional Diploma in

As we head towards zero carbon buildings, we need to better understand how buildings should be constructed and the materials we should use in their construction in order to increase their energy efficiency.

Whether you are a graduate with a degree in a built environment subject or already work in the construction industry and want to upskill for a promotion or new construction role, we will teach you how to analyse the performance of existing buildings and design and model new energy-efficient buildings.

You will gain an understanding of building physics and performance, including how buildings respond to weather, how to heat buildings efficiently and how bricks, mortar, timber and insulants act as thermal barriers.

Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
3 Months

Entry Requirements

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Building Performance and Evaluation | Advanced Professional Diploma in

Gain the expertise to determine if buildings are achieving their required energy-efficiency targets and improve their results.

The energy performance of today's new buildings must withstand far more scrutiny than ever before. Those involved or investing in construction projects will need an increasing awareness of these factors to maintain compliance with the law, as tougher EU and UK directives for building performance are drawn up and legislated.

You will use the latest technologies to evaluate building performance, including software to model 2D thermal movement or track moisture. You will also be exposed to real-life testing sites and the methods used to investigate heat loss, heat transfer, moisture development and thermal bridges.

Your course will provide an essential platform if you are wanting to evaluate the energy efficiency of buildings, or if you want to get involved in building forensics or surveying.

Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
3 Months

Entry Requirements

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Building Surveying | MSc

The role of the building surveyor is vital in today's construction industry as the sector strives to produce new, high-quality buildings while maintaining the historical structures that surround us. You will gain the skills needed to construct and refurbish residential and commercial buildings that will leave a lasting legacy.

Whether you are looking for a route into the construction industry or you want to progress your current career by becoming a chartered surveyor, your course will prepare you to progress to chartered building surveyor status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)*.

You will study building pathology, construction law and the technology behind building refurbishment. You will also develop the theoretical appreciation and practical skills to repurpose existing buildings and efficiently maintain them once they have been renovated.

Issues from your own workplace can be used to contextualise your studies. The flexible nature of online learning will enable you to study anywhere in the world and will also help you to balance the demands of the course with your working life. Our Virtual Learning Environment, through which the course is delivered, can be accessed at a time that suits you and your professional commitments.

Attendance:
Distance Learning
Duration:
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Construction Law & Dispute Resolution | MSc

The construction industry increasingly recognises the importance of resolving disputes efficiently and quickly in order to maintain commercial relationships and keep cash flowing within the industry. If you are a professional working in construction, law or a related field, this course will develop your ability to resolve disputes.
Attendance:
Distance Learning
Duration:
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Energy Efficient Buildings, Systems and Refurbishment | Advanced Professional Diploma in

The built environment is changing - the EU has set a target for all new buildings to be nearly zero-energy efficient by the end of 2020. This is your opportunity to get up to speed on the latest practices in the design of energy-efficient buildings and refurbishments.

Through case studies and fieldwork, you will analyse the latest energy-efficiency innovations and renewable technologies applied to new buildings and those undergoing retrofits. By examining contemporary passive houses, nearly-zero-energy buildings and energy plus-structures, you will discover how the leading exemplars in this field achieve their efficiency performances. You will also study the shortcomings in current building efficiencies - where they fall short in meeting their energy targets and how they can be improved with the resources available.

Your work will be shaped by cutting-edge research as you collaborate with specialists who help inform new Government regulations and policies. This will broaden your knowledge and help you forge contacts with the principal thinkers and leaders in the building performance sector.

Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
3 Months

Entry Requirements

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Facilities Management | MSc

Facilities management provides an organisation with many support services at an appropriate cost in order to support core business activity. Managers must demonstrate their skills in effective service provision and monitoring, and understand business strategy, cost control, people management and property-related issues.
Attendance:
Distance Learning
Duration:
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Housing and Neighbourhood Management | Advanced Professional Diploma in

Gain the leadership skills to work in the fields of housing, urban and neighbourhood management and community planning. Your course will enable you to engage in place shaping, economic development, public service delivery and the governance of urban areas. Using real-life companies and areas as case studies, you will examine the current issues affecting housing and regeneration and learn how to tackle them.
Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year

Entry Requirements

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Housing, Regeneration & Urban Management | MA

Whether you are a recent graduate in a related subject or you are a professional working in the field, this innovative course will investigate the latest issues and developments in housing, regeneration and urban management. It is delivered in a vibrant city where investment and large-scale developments will offer scope to apply your knowledge and hone your skills on real-life projects.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
12 Months,
24 Months

Entry Requirements

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Housing, Regeneration & Urban Management | PG Dip

This innovative course will investigate the latest issues and developments in housing, regeneration and urban management. You will study all the modules from the MA Housing, Regeneration & Urban Management with the exception of Research Methods and Dissertation.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Housing, Regeneration & Urban Management | PG Cert

This innovative course will explore the latest issues and developments in housing, regeneration and urban management. You will study three modules from the MA Housing, Regeneration & Urban Management either full-time over 15 weeks, or part-time over a year.
Attendance:
Full-time Short,
Part-time
Duration:
15 Weeks,
1 Year

Entry Requirements

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Quantity Surveying Commercial Management | MSc

Develop the theoretical knowledge and professional skills required to become an expert in quantity surveying and commercial project management.

You might already work in the construction industry, or you might be looking to expand on the experience you have built up in a related field. Delivered online, the course will enable you to develop the core competencies required by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)*, in a flexible format no matter where you are located. Building on your experiences in the workplace, your studies will be placed in context which will enhance your strategic thinking and your confidence in decision making.

You will study construction technology, design economics, financial management and procurement. You will also have the opportunity to undertake research which will develop your skills in inquiry and critical analysis. Our links with local, regional and national employers will ensure that your learning will be inspired by contemporary industry practice that is highly relevant to your future career.

The flexible nature of online learning will also help you to balance the demands of the course with your working life. Our Virtual Learning Environment, through which the course is delivered, can be accessed at a time that suits you and your professional commitments.

Attendance:
Distance Learning
Duration:
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Sustainable Urban Management | Advanced Professional Diploma in

This course has been designed to help you confront the housing, regeneration and management problems that face leading professionals in this field.
Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year

Entry Requirements

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Town & Regional Planning | MA

Become a spatial planning expert with the ability to advise clients on the effective use of land and an understanding of local authority controls relating to many aspects of policy, including transportation, communities, the environment and the quality of the built environment.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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