MSc Real Estate Investment & Finance

Trent Global College of Technology & Management

Program Description

MSc Real Estate Investment & Finance

Trent Global College of Technology & Management

MSc Real Estate Investment & Finance

Heriot-Watt University

Professionals working in the real estate investment market face many challenges. The global nature of the property market, rapid developments in research tools and business practice, new competition from those operating in the broader investment markets and the development of alternatives to direct property investment all add new dimensions to the role of the property professional in this field.

Graduate Opportunities

This course is aimed at those who aspire to, or are already working in the real estate investment market. Students come from a range of backgrounds in international professional practice, consultancy and the public sector and use the knowledge and skills gained in this internationally recognised postgraduate qualification to enhance their career development in their chosen field. In addition, the course's modular structure assists students in contributing effectively to meet the CPD requirements of their professional bodies.

This course has been developed to provide graduates with a broad knowledge and understanding of property as an asset class within national and international investment markets and with the skills needed to research, analyse and advise on investment decisions accordingly.

RICS accreditation statement

Through Heriot-Watt University's partnership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the MSc in Real Estate Investment & Finance supported by Trent Global College of Technology & Management is fully accredited by the RICS. This demonstrates that the programme meets the quality principles of the RICS and provides graduate entry to the profession for students studying at Trent Global College of Technology & Management who successfully complete the programme, with all the associated career benefits this provides.


A degree holder with relevant work experience, And/or A Bachelor degree from HWU with at least 4 years of working experience, And/or Full membership of a relevant professional institution, And/or Equivalent UK/overseas qualifications which may be considered on an individual basis

Course Structure

The course is offered via Part time learning through Trent Global College. Many of our students are in highly demanding employment.

The intakes are January and September only. Students typically complete a coursework assignment for each module studied; sit module examinations in Dec, April or August of each year of study; and work on their dissertation or project report from May to September.

Course Content

Students undertake eight taught modules plus the research dissertation for the MSc. Students can opt to complete a total of four modules and graduate with the Heriot-Watt University Postgraduate Certificate. Each taught module requires 150 hours and the dissertation requires 600 hours.

The taught element of the course comprises seven core modules and one elective.

Semester One

  • Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation 1
  • International Planning and Property Law
  • Real Estate Investment Analysis
  • Real Estate Economics

Semester Two

  • Real Estate Management and Sustainability
  • Macro-economics, Finance and the Built Environment
  • International Property Investment and Markets

One elective module from:

  • Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation 2
  • Real Estate Development
  • Quantitative Research Techniques
  • Space Planning and Management

Students may choose a topic for their dissertation or project report that aligns with the research interests of staff in the School; or relates to any aspect of their employment; or interests that they wish to develop further.


All assessments are by the Heriot Watt University.

All examinations are administrated between the University and the British Council.

All Examinations are in Singapore in the months of May, August and December.

Invigilation is by the British Council

Course Fess

S$19,300 plus GST, payable in three equal installments over 18 months. 100% educational loans are available.

Intakes : Jan, Sep

Other Information

All classes are conducted at Trent Global College, Bestway Building.

Please call Mr Ng +65- 8481 4846 for further enquiries

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
18 - 24 months
Part time
19,300 SGD
Start date Aug. 2017
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 18 - 24 months
Price 19,300 SGD
plus GST