Full-time: 3 years, Part-time: Up to 6 years
£9,250 per year (2019/20)
£13,250 per year (2019/20)
112* (September 2019 entry)
Markeaton Street, Derby Campus
What is Joint Honours?
A Joint Honours degree gives you the opportunity to study two subjects as one degree. This type of degree will broaden your skill set and enhance your career prospects.
You can combine any two subjects as long as they’re in different zones, find out what you can combine this subject with.
Get your foot on the property development career ladder. Choose Property Development as part of a Joint Honours degree to build an impressive CV and prepare for a rewarding future in a dynamic profession.
- We are rated top 5 for Building and Town and Country Planning in the Guardian University Guide 2020
- Combine Property Development with another subject to create a degree that matches your interests and career aspirations
- Learn the latest theoretical knowledge and practical skills from experts in this field
- Study alongside students on other built environment courses to broaden your perspectives and help to develop you as an all-round professional
- Take the opportunity to go on an optional placement year and there may be the chance to join UK and European study trips too
Today’s property market is huge – and there is an urgent need for professionals who can manage increasingly high value and diverse property portfolios. Study Property Development as part of a Joint Honours degree and you can take your first steps towards a career in this exciting field.
Build your own degree
Joint Honours is the perfect choice if you want to study more than one subject and broaden your career options. This type of degree is highly flexible so you can tailor your course to your own interests.
You can build your own degree by combining Property Development with one other joint honours subject at our Derby Campus. Our students often decide to study Property Development with Architectural Design or Business Management, but there are many other possible combinations for you to choose from.
Bright career prospects
Property development covers everything from renovating a small house to multi-million pound development schemes – and this course reflects the sheer diversity of the profession. You will focus on gaining the knowledge and skills you need to secure a job in property development, in the UK or overseas, when you graduate.
Expertise and inspiration
Our teaching team has a wide range of professional experience in property development as surveyors, architects, structural and civil engineers, economists, planners and lawyers. So you can be sure you are gaining insights into up-to-date practice from professionals who really know what they are talking about.
What you will study
You can study Property Development as either a joint, major or minor subject. This will determine how many modules you’ll study at each stage. Please check your other subject to ensure it is possible to create your chosen combination.
You'll study modules such as:
- Construction CAD and Personal Development
- Construction Organisation and Economics
- Environmental Design and Services
- Technology and Structures 1
- Maintenance and Refurbishment
- Procurement, Contracts and Legal Studies
- Property Development and Appraisal
- Technology and Structures 2
- Cost Management and Property Valuation
- Independent Study and Personal Development (Construction)
- Professional Practice and Project Management
Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.
Real world learning
During the course, there may be the opportunity to take part in UK and European study trips. You will also have the chance to take a placement year, which leads to an additional qualification: the Diploma in Professional Practice.
How you are assessed
You will be assessed in a variety of ways to help you develop your presentation and communication skills, which are essential for professional practice. Assessment methods include assignments, exams, presentations, vivas, class tests, case studies and portfolios.
September 2019 typical entry requirements
|UCAS points||112* (up to 16 from AS-levels)|
|Specific requirements at A-level|
No specific subject requirements
|Specific requirements at GCSE||GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification|
|Interview / Audition||N/A|
Alternative entry qualifications:
- BTEC - DMM
- Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6
For joint honours degree entry you will need to choose two subjects. The entry criteria here is for this subject only. Your offer will be based on the higher entry criteria from the two subjects you choose to do. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.
*The UCAS Points required for entry will depend on the subjects you choose to combine. The subject with the higher entry requirements will determine your offer.
Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.
Property Development graduates work in a variety of roles in large or small companies – or in some cases for themselves. Depending on the other subjects you take, you may follow a variety of career paths.
If you study Property Development with Business Management, for example, you could look into a career within the domestic property sector, supporting an existing business or starting your own business. If you study the subject with Marketing, you could consider joining larger property development companies in a marketing or business support role. Alternatively, if you combine it with Architectural Design, you could start your own business or work in the practical side of property planning and designing.
If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.Contact us
† Additional information about your studies
You will typically study your two subjects equally at stage one, before choosing whether you want to major in one subject at stages two and three.
Download programme specification
Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.
Additional costs and optional extras
We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.
Included in your fees
- Use of resources
- First year field trips
Mandatory costs not included in your fees
- Safety footwear/clothing, approx. £50
- Books, approx. £200
- Additional field trips, approx. £200
- Site visits, approx. £100
Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.