Perks of being a Manchester graduate

by | Nov 9, 2021 | Alumni/careers, Architecture, Planning and Environmental Management | 0 comments

Rebekah graduated from Manchester with her BSc Planning and Real Estate and decided to stay at the University to do a postgraduate course in Urban Design and International Planning. In her blog post she discusses the perks of being a Manchester graduate.

Highlights of BSc Planning and Real Estate

I achieved a first-class in my undergraduate degree after 3 years of hard work and fun along the way! My best memories of the course included the first-year field trip to Buckshaw village and Lancaster Co-housing; a semester studying in Arizona, US; as well as collecting research for my dissertation. I also ought to mention that due to COVID restrictions, my year group was unfortunately unable to take the field trip to Portugal in 2nd year of the course.Female student in front of city

The BSc Planning and Real Estate programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and partially accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) which makes it a very employable degree.

Alumni benefits

As a University of Manchester graduate, the alumni community ensures that you remain connected with the University, getting careers advice or accessing library e-resources for example.

FastTrack Admissions

In my final year of my undergraduate programme, I was offered a fast-track route onto select postgraduate courses as I was on track to achieve a good result in my degree. This meant that I could bypass the usual application process. At the time it was a hard decision to choose a selected course, so I gave an option of 4 and I was offered conditional offers for them.

Alumni fee discount

My decision to take further study at the University became even easier when I received my 1st class degree result. This meant that I was entitled to a £3000 discount on my postgraduate tuition fee as well as the fast track.Students and academics during Planning, Real Estate and Environmental Management Careers fair

MSc Urban Design and International Planning

Meeting the conditional offers of the selected courses, I then had to choose which one I was going to take. After further exploring the course details for each programme I decided that urban design would suit me best, especially for my future career opportunities. I am currently enjoying this urban design and planning master’s and I am confident that I will gain the skills needed to specialise in urban design after graduating.