BSc Planning and Real Estate / Careers

Year of entry: 2023

Career opportunities

Study Planning and Real Estate at The University of Manchester

Our 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 and environmental consultancy; 
  • urban design; 
  • environmental management; 
  • local government; 
  • urban and regional development; 
  • nature conservation; 
  • academic and practice-based research; 
  • project management; 
  • engineering; 
  • entrepreneurship; 
  • business development. 

Top employers of our graduates include AECOM, ARUP, Wildlife Trusts, Atkins, BP, EDF Energy, Groundwork, the Environment Agency, Jacobs, Rolls-Royce, and the National Trust. 

If you decide not to follow a vocational career, your wide knowledge base and transferable skills in problem-solving, 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 Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)