Applicants are normally expected to have a first-class or an upper second class undergraduate degree (or equivalent other UK or international qualification). For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA we normally seek is 3.6 out of 4.0. Usually, this qualification would be in a relevant subject including, but not limited to, Architecture, Business and Management, Civil Engineering, Construction, Economics and Finance, Environmental Science, Geography, Land Economy and Management, Law, Planning, Politics and International Relations, Property Development, and Surveying or similar. In addition:
- At least two years’ relevant professional experience is normally required;
- Applicants must be able to satisfy the minimum required English language criteria set by the University, being either a native English speaker, or able to offer test results as specified. Students with borderline scores may be accepted on condition that they attend a language course and gain an acceptable score;
- Demonstrate an ability to be able to commit the necessary time to study;
- A computer and reliable internet connection are required (for the course virtual learning environment/discussion forums).
For initial queries, prospective applicants are advised to contact the course administration for information and advice: email@example.com.
ReferencesReferences are secured prior to short-listing. At least one of the referees must be qualified to comment on academic ability, achievement and potential. Applicants are advised to email firstname.lastname@example.org should they be unsure about the suitability of the referees they intend to use.
Written workPlease note that we do not request submission of written work. Where applicants choose to forward such materials, we shall be unable to consider such work as part of the selection process.
TestsWe do not seek a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or GMAT score.
InterviewsApplicants whose written applications appear to suggest that basic requirements for entry to the course have been fulfilled will be invited to participate in an interview. All short-listed applicants will therefore be expected to participate in an interview with the Course Director and another member of the academic team. The interview will be conducted either by telephone or video link. Interview arrangements will be fixed with individual applicants at mutually convenient times. The purpose of the interview is to:
- ensure that the applicant is fully informed of the standard of achievement and level of commitment required by the course of study;
- establish the applicant's level of interest, motivation, enthusiasm and potential to benefit from the course of study.
- reasons for applying for the course
- previous relevant experience in a relevant sector (professional, voluntary or otherwise)
- previous relevant academic and vocational study or practical experience
- evidence of skills in critical analysis, wide contextual knowledge, and effective time management
- an indication of research interests (for the course dissertation)
- career plans or aspirations