UWE and South Bank graduates earn most after 6 months

Students taking planning degrees at the University of the West of England and London South Bank University can expect to have higher salaries six months after their courses end than those studying at other planning schools, figures reveal.

Studying: graduate salaries for planning courses revealed (picture credit: Tulane Public Relations)
Studying: graduate salaries for planning courses revealed (picture credit: Tulane Public Relations)

According to the government's new Unistats website, students taking Royal Town Planning Institute-accredited degrees at the two institutions have the greatest earning potential six months after the end of their courses.

Unistats figures show that University of the West of England's Town and Country Planning course and those studying Urban and Environmental Planning at London South Bank University can expect a salary of £25,000 six months after their courses finish. This is higher than the graduate salaries for the other RTPI-accredited courses listed on the website.

The Unistats website is intended to give students data to help them choose a university course, including student satisfaction ratings, graduate salaries and accommodation costs.

The figures also reveal that students studying RTPI-accredited planning degrees at Heriot-Watt University and UWE are the most satisfied with their courses.

Figures published in July by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) reveal that 2,438 people applied to start urban, rural and regional planning degrees in September 2012 - down 14.2 per cent on the previous year.

Average salary six months after taking RTPI-accredited courses*:

Birmingham City University: BSc Planning, environment and development - £15,000 (satisfaction rating: 72%)

Cardiff University:  BSc City and Regional Planning - £17,000 (75%)

Cardiff University: BSc City and Regional Planning with year in industry - £17,000 (61%)

Heriot-Watt University: BSc Planning and Property Development - £19,000 (96%)

London South Bank University: BA Urban and Environmental Planning - £25,000 (86%)

Newcastle University: BA Town Planning - £16,000 (88%)

Oxford Brookes University: MPlan in City and Regional Planning - £22,000 (89%)

Oxford Brookes University: Bachelor of Arts in Planning and Property Development - £22,000 (89%)

Oxford Brookes University: Bachelor of Arts in City and Regional Planning - £22,000 (89%)

Queen’s University Belfast: Environmental Planning - no salary data (76%)

Sheffield Hallam University: BA Hon Urban And Environmental Planning - £16,000 (95%)

University College London: BSc Planning and Real Estate - £20,000 (63%)

University College London: BSc Urban Planning, Design and Management - £20,000 (61%)

University of Dundee: MA (Hons) Town and Regional Planning - no salary data (86%)

University of Liverpool: Town and Regional Planning MPlan - £14,000 (78%)

University of Manchester: Town & Country Planning (4 Years) [MTCP] - £18,000 (77%)

University of Reading: BSc Real Estate leading to Diploma/MSc in Planning - £22,000 (76%)

University of Sheffield: Urban Studies and Planning (MPLAN (UG)) - £18,000 (85%)

University of Ulster: MSci Plan & Property Devl FT - no salary data (80%)

University of the West of England: BA (Hons) Architecture and Planning - £15,000 (96%)

University of the West of England: BA/MPlan Town and Country Planning - £25,000 (83%)

University of the West of England: BA/MPlan Property Development and Planning - £18,000 (89%)

* This list was compiled by searching the Unistats database for accredited courses listed on the RTPI website.

jamie.carpenter@haymarket.com


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