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BSc in Urban Planning, Design and Management (Full Time)

University College London

Bachelor Degree , Urban Studies

Course Description

Urban planning is concerned with the complex management of change within the built and natural environment. This programme, accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), gives you the skills to work in both traditional planning careers and in various related professional and specialist areas.

  • This programme offers students a broad-based education in the built environment with an opportunity to specialise in planning and urban design. It provides students with a route towards professional accreditation by two of the most internationally recognised professional bodies for built environment professionals in the UK (see accreditation above). 

  • The Bartlett's strong track record in academic research and policy advisory work, as well as our links to professional practice, feed into the core and specialist aspects of the programme, ensuring that contemporary challenges and issues in theory and practice are addressed.

  • Based in London, we are able to offer our students a range of fascinating 'live projects' to use as case studies in their academic work, access to a diverse range of employers, and an unrivalled concentration of professional meetings, seminars, conferences, exhibitions and events.

  • The Bartlett maintains an international outlook and provides opportunities for combined study overseas in Europe, North America, Australia and Hong Kong.

Accreditation

This BSc, if followed by an appropriate Graduate Diploma or MSc programme, leads to eligibility for professional membership of the the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). After graduation you are eligible to apply for the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) which leads to full professional membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Urban planning is concerned with the complex management of change within the built and natural environment. This programme, accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), gives you the skills to work in both traditional planning careers and in various related professional and specialist...

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Course Content

Year 1

Core or compulsory module(s)

  • Contemporary Cities (15 credits)
  • Beyond Cities: Rural Economies, Communities and Landscape (15 credits)
  • Introducing Planning Systems (15 credits)
  • Introducing Urban Design: Design Skills (15 credits)
  • Making Cities: The Production of the Built Environment (15 credits)
  • Management for Built Environment Professionals I (15 credits)
  • Planning History and Thought (15 credits)
  • Urban Lab I: Graphic Skills (15 credits)

Year 2

Core or compulsory module(s)

  • Economics of Cities and their Regions (15 credits)
  • Green Futures (15 credits)
  • Management for Built Environment Professionals II (15 credits)
  • Strategic Planning Project (15 credits)
  • Urban Design: Theory to Practice (15 credits)
  • Cities and Social Change (15 credits)
  • Urban Form and Formation (15 credits)
  • Urban Lab II: Spatial Analysis (15 credits)

Year 3

Core or compulsory module(s)

  • Urban and Environmental Politics (15 credits)
  • Development Project: Regeneration (15 credits)
  • Real Estate Development (15 credits)
  • Planning and Property Law (15 credits)
  • Regional Development, Planning and Policy in Global Context (15 credits)
  • Transport Policy and Planning (15 credits) 
  • Urban Design: Space and Place (15 credits)
  • Urban Project Management (15 credits)

Year 1 Core or compulsory module(s) Contemporary Cities (15 credits) Beyond Cities: Rural Economies, Communities and Landscape (15 credits) Introducing Planning Systems (15 credits) Introducing Urban Design: Design Skills (15 credits) Making Cities: The Production of the Built Environment...

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Entry Requirements

A Levels

Grades

ABB

Subjects

No specific subjects.

Please refer to UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects.

GCSEs

English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

Contextual offer

Grades

BBB (more about contextual offers)

Subjects

No specific subjects.

GCSEs

English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

IB Diploma

Points

34

Subjects

A score of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5.

Contextual offer

Points

32 (more about contextual offers)

Subjects

A score of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

A Levels Grades ABB Subjects No specific subjects. Please refer to UCL’s list of preferred A level subjects. GCSEs English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other...

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Assessment Methods

Your final marks will reflect your success in a wide range of assessment types, including essays, individual and group projects, design work (posters/models/reports), presentations and a small number of exams. The broad range of assessment types is a distinctive feature of our planning programmes, and of The Bartlett's approach in particular.

Your final marks will reflect your success in a wide range of assessment types, including essays, individual and group projects, design work (posters/models/reports), presentations and a small number of exams. The broad range of assessment types is a distinctive feature of our planning programmes, and of The Bartlett's approach in particular.