Future career paths

If you are interested in helping to shape the future of towns, cities and regions, then the Real Estate, Planning and Regeneration MSc Programmes at Glasgow will provide you with an excellent base on which to build a fascinating and rewarding career.

We introduce you to key drivers of urban change, including real estate markets and governance processes. We set Scottish experience in an international context, challenging you to reconcile the social, economic and environment aspects of sustainable urban development. We offer a practically orientated programme with professional accreditation, bringing you in direct contact with developers, investors, consultants, planners and other key actors.

Until recently employment prospects for graduates in real estate, planning and regeneration were buoyant and there was a growing shortage of graduates entering these professions. The global economic slowdown has clearly had an adversely impacted on the number of graduates finding permanent employment but real estate, planning and regeneration expects anticipate that the underlying long-term shortage of qualified graduates will  become apparent again as the economy recovers. We expect our graduates to be highly attractive as potential chartered surveyors and/or chartered town planners to a wide range of employers. These include real estate agencies and consultancies, planning consultancies, property developers, housebuilders, local authorities, regeneration and development agencies and the civil service at both the devolved and UK levels and its equivalent in other countries. While many graduates may begin their careers in local, regional or national markets, the global nature of real estate and city change, means that there are increasing opportunities to work internationally during a career, especially in the consultancy sector.

More details about career prospects can be found by visiting the relevant sections of the RICS and RTPI websites. These can be accessed at: 

Graduates interested in joining the RICS can also view advice on the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) at www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2IwhY0lLI8&feature=related and www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lcrsr8ljDI&feature=related or use the contact details for those seeking more detailed guidance from an RCIS Training Adviser. Further useful sites on careers and up-to-date news and information within real estate, planning and regeneration are:

www.prospects.ac.uk - Graduate Careers website with profiles on the following jobs: Planning Administrator; Planning Enforcement Officer; Planning Technician; Town Planner and Property Development Surveyor.

www.ricsrecruit.com - RICS  Recruit covers all surveying jobs in land, construction and property.

www.cskills.org/workinconstr/inconstruction/jobprofiles/professions.aspx - Profiles of the jobs available within the built environment industry is available at the Working in Construction Section.

www.ajplus.co.uk - Architects Journal published by EMAP (weekly).

www.propertyweek.com - Property Week provides on-line the latest information on events and jobs available within the real estate market.  

www.costar.co.uk - CoStar brings up-to-date news on real estate market activity within Scotland and the rest of the UK.  Access to the transaction database requires a user account which is given to all students while registered on the programme.  

www.planningresource.co.uk - Planning Resource brings up-to-date news on planning, housing and regeneration matters, and analysis of physical regenerations projects and town and country planning issues.