MPRE Planning and Real Estate with Professional Placement / Careers

Year of entry: 2022

Career opportunities

MPRE Master of Planning with Real Estate graduates are popular with employers, particularly in consultancy, where the ability to analyse and propose policies and implement strategies is vital.  

After London, Manchester hosts the largest number of planning and environmental consultancies in the UK. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in areas including: 

  • planning consultancy; 
  • real estate management; 
  • urban design; 
  • environmental management or consultancy; 
  • local government; 
  • nature conservation; 
  • academic and practice-based research; 
  • project management; 
  • engineering. 

Top employers of our MPRE Master of Planning with Real Estate graduates include AECOM, ARUP, Wildlife Trusts, Atkins, BP, EDF Energy, and Jacobs. 

Our graduates are also shaping local planning policy and practice in local government to promote more sustainable forms of urban and environmental development. 

If you decide not to follow a vocational career, your wide knowledge base and transferable skills in problem-solving, numerical evaluation and modelling, strategic thinking, teamwork, creativity and communication fit what most employers are seeking. 

For more information, see  Careers and employability

The University has its own dedicated  Careers Service  that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate.  

At Manchester you will have access to a number of  opportunities to help boost your employability

Accrediting organisations

  • Royal Town Planning Association (RTPI)
  • Royal Institutions of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)