M.Sc. On Campus

Infrastructure Planning, Appraisal and Development

12 months
29400 GBP/year
14700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Infrastructure Planning, Appraisal and Development programme from University College London (UCL) provides a critical review of infrastructure planning and appraisal methods and international practice and assesses how 'fit for purpose' these are for current sustainable development challenges


The Infrastructure Planning, Appraisal and Development programme from University College London (UCL) focuses on generic lessons and principles that apply across the different sectors, while also covering the sectoral and context-specific considerations that determine success in different development contexts.


Students will have the opportunity to visit a selection of some of the most important European infrastructure projects during a one week trip. In this way students will be able to appreciate directly the way that different contexts, including cultural, political and institutional, frame infrastructure decision-making in its planning, appraisal and delivery. 

In recent years students have visited and received specially arranged presentations from a wide range of senior professionals, civil servants and academics regarding:

  • France’s High Speed TGV network
  • The Rotterdam Central Station
  • The Randstaad Rail and the Maeslant
  • Barrier in the Netherlands
  • The Brussels Station area development
  • The Öresund Link in Sweden and Denmark

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of traditional lectures, tutorials and seminars, a field trip, individual and group project work, and skills-based practical project work, with direct practitioner involvement. Student performance is assessed through individual and group work, essays, examination and project work.


Students have gone on to take up positions in:

  • fund management
  • government
  • international financial institutions
  • international co-operation agencies
  • investment banking
  • community development
  • academia
  • consulting
  • the construction industry
  • research and academic institutions involved in the transport, energy, retailing and housing sectors, as well as in urban, regional and environmental planning.


Completion of the MSc programme leads to eligibility for professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The MSc programme is also accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute as a 'specialist' fourth year for graduate students who have successfully completed an RTPI-accredited three-year undergraduate programme, and by the Joint Board of Moderators as a Further Learning programme for holders of a Chartered Engineer (CEng) accredited first degree.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Infrastructures as Agents of Change 
  • Business Cases for Infrastructure
  • Risk, Uncertainty and Complexity in Decision-making 
  • Critical Issues in Infrastructure Funding, Financing and Investment 
  • Infrastructure Policy, Planning and Consent 
  • Sustainability and Major Infrastructure Investments 
  • Major Infrastructure Planning Practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it's full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a minimum of second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. 
  • Applicants with degrees of a lower classification but with considerable senior-level professional experience may also be accepted, and for applicants without a first degree or full professional membership, but with relevant and substantial work experience in the field, a special qualifying examination may be set; details can be obtained from the Bartlett's Graduate Faculty Office.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £7,350
  • International: £14,700

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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