Congratulations on your offer of a place on a planning or real estate course at Manchester.
Choose Manchester and develop your passion for improving where and how people live.
Unlock opportunities to shape your future with a career influencing the creation and regeneration of neighbourhoods.
An accredited course
We’re RTPI and RICS accredited.
Gain valuable experience
Take the option of a year-long professional placement.
Your next steps
Careers and employability
Make your mark at Manchester
Build the skillset employers value with these professionally focussed and accredited courses.
Engage with real-world issues and connect with employers through placements, client–based studies and networking events.
'Meet the Professionals'
Top employers at our annual networking event tell us why they look to recruit our planning and real estate graduates.
Learning and support
Support on your course
Our courses have an active community that welcomes students from all over the world.
The small cohort makes it easy to get to know students and staff on the course.
You’ll get support from your academic advisor, more experienced students, and our dedicated student support team.
Taster lecture: Transforming Cities
The pandemic has changed how many people live and work.
Our researchers discuss how this offers an opportunity for our cities to be reinvented.
Providing high-quality education
How you will learn
We know the last few months have been challenging and uncertain for us all.
Whatever happens next, you can rest assured that we'll adjust to any changes to public health guidelines while still providing a high-quality learning environment.
Details of how teaching may change can be found below.
Lectures are usually delivered to your whole cohort in person, on campus, and supported by seminars, group work, and online activities to consolidate your learning.
Currently, all lectures are delivered online, usually live but occasionally pre-recorded, with supporting activities delivered online through our online learning environment.
Seminars are smaller group sessions led by a member of staff, which give you the opportunity to discuss topics covered in your lectures in depth.
Currently, seminars are online and you can contribute to discussions through your computer audio or by using comment or chat functions.
Practical studio-based design work is an important part of the teaching process.
We are currently offering a blend of online and in-person teaching so students are on campus working safely in our studios and workshops as and when required for their projects.
Field courses and study visits are usually offered in Manchester and in an international location such as Portugal.
While we hope that visits and field courses will run as usual from September 2021, we are currently ensuring learning outcomes are met through specially designed virtual field courses.
Events for offer-holders
Virtual post-offer session
Watch a recording of our previous offer-holder event.
Find out more about what to expect from Planning in this session hosted by staff and students from your course.
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