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Course details

Study options

Full-time: 3 years, Part-time: Up to 6 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2019/20)

International fee

£13,250 per year (2019/20)

UCAS points

112* (September 2019 entry)

UCAS code


Course level



Joint Honours

Start date



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.

Course description

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.   

Why you should study a Civil Engineering and Construction course at the University of Derby

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.

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Our Clearing hotline is now open

It’s not too late to secure your place for September. Call our Clearing hotline on +44 (0)1332 592019 to secure your place for 2019.

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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
  • Applied Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice
  • 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.

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Find out more about Property Development

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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How you will learn

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.

Entry requirements

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points112* (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
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Alternative entry qualifications:

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.

Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees


£9,250 per year

£1,155 per module


£13,250 per year


Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

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Guidance for EU students post-Brexit

International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Guidance for international applicants applying for an undergraduate degree


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.

Contact us

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.

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† 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.

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Teaching hours

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

Mandatory costs not included in your fees


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.

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