Urban Planning and Property Development BSc

Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh
Leicester, United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
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Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 67,252

Entry Requirements

The University offers as its normal entry routes:

  • entry at Level 1, mainly for students with Scottish Highers (or similar)
  • entry at Level 2, mainly for students with A-levels (or similar).

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.

Level 1 entry

  • Highers: BBBBC or AAAB
  • A-Levels: ABC or BBB
  • Int. Baccalaureate: 29 points
  • Scottish Baccalaureate: Pass

Level 2 entry

  • A-Levels: ABB
  • Advanced Highers: BBplus BBC at Higher in other subjects
  • HNC: A in graded unit
  • HND: BB in graded unit
  • Int. Baccalaureate: 34 points
  • Scottish Baccalaureate: Distinction

Alternative Qualifications: For all years, applications are welcomed from holders of non-school qualifications and mature candidates. All EU and overseas candidates will require an IELTS overall grade 6.0 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 5.5 or equivalent.


Level 1

  • Introduction to Design
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Property, Development and Planning 1
  • Construction Technology 1
  • Property, Development and Planning 2
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to the Environment
  • Statistics and Data Analysis ​

Level 2

  • Commercial Law
  • Principles of Property Valuation
  • Governance and Participation
  • Development Planning
  • Development Management
  • Urban and Real Estate Economics
  • Design of Place
  • Optional course

Level 3

  • Contemporary Appraisal
  • Urban Design Theory and Practice
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Optional course
  • Real Estate Development
  • Comparative Planning and Real Estate Markets
  • Regional and Strategic Planning
  • Optional course

Level 4

  • Research Dissertation (S1)
  • Design Project (S1)
  • Current Debates in Practice
  • Optional course
  • Research Dissertation (S2)
  • Design Project (S2)
  • Urban Economy and Property Markets
  • Optional course

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