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First Planning and Property Graduates Celebrate Success

2 July 2010

The first students from Ulster’s new Integrated Masters (MSci) in Planning and Property Development will graduate today.  

Launched in 2008, the four-year undergraduate course is the only one of its kind on the island of Ireland and is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). 

It complements the established professional built environment degrees at Ulster and builds on the reputation of the University for its research and teaching in planning and property development. 

“This new style of qualification was designed to reflect industry demands, varsity ambitions and societal expectations, explains Dr Neale Blair, Course Director of the MSci Planning and Property Development programme.  

“These new graduates understand that land and property are of fundamental importance to the overall wellbeing of society and appreciate that the use and development of land requires a sensitive approach due to the competing demands and expectations of different interest and property groups over time and space. 

“This graduation ceremony marks a watershed in the history of the Planning and Property Development at Ulster. I am delighted with these students’ achievements, which are a credit to the students themselves and also to the entire teaching team involved in the delivery of the MSci Planning and Property Development. I wish each of them well as they pursue careers in the profession.”