Careers and employability

Manchester is home to the largest number of planning and environmental consultancies in the UK (outside London). With much cheaper living costs, many graduates choose to remain in the city.

We offer courses accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)What's more, our history of planning education goes back decades.

This means our students develop specialist skills that are very attractive to employers. This includes the ability to propose policies and install strategies.

We also provide bespoke support to students in their search for future employment. This ranges from advice on interview techniques to CV writing.

We have strong professional links with planners, urban development professionals and environmental managers. These links are particularly strong in the vibrant city of Manchester. Benefits of these links to our students include:

  • networking opportunities;
  • our annual careers fair;
  • placements and client-based studies;
  • possible employment.

Regardless, the range of careers open to our graduates is broad. You'll also develop transferable skills including communication, strategic thinking and creativity. This will be invaluable in many roles, whatever career path you chose to follow.

What do our Planning, Property and Environmental Management graduates do?

  • Consultancy
  • Environmental management
  • Local government
  • Nature conservation
  • Planning
  • Policy roles in urban and regional development
  • Real estate and property management
  • Research
  • Urban planning in both the private and public sectors
  • Urban design

Graduate spotlights

Find out how Planning, Property and Environmental Management at The University of Manchester has helped launch careers.