The Master’s programme prepares graduates for the different occupations related to the real estate, government and construction management sectors. The hands-on approach to teaching and learning implies that class projects consist of activities that will provide students with job-related skills. The department’s close links with industry, local professional bodies and a strong alumni network allow the university to continually stay abreast of current developments and integrate these into our course offerings.
The curriculum of the programme covers four terms of full-time study. Within the programme it is possible to specialise in: Construction Project Management, Real Estate Development and Land Law or Building and Real Estate Economics. Some of the courses in Real Estate Development and Land Law are taught in Swedish.
The first semester consists mainly of foundation courses for all students, after which it is possible to specialise according to educational background and interest. In the final semester, students will prepare a degree project thesis.
Students will carry out a detailed study of a subject area within the scope of the programme. This provides the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired from the courses, in a scientific manner, to a problem chosen within the research profile of the track. The degree project may be carried out at a company in Sweden or abroad, or students may work independently in an area of their own choice, as long as it falls within the research profile of the track. Once completed, the degree project will be presented in a seminar.
Given the borderless nature of the subjects covered in the programme, graduates are trained for careers in the real estate, government and construction management sectors, both nationally and internationally. Career options for graduates cover various areas within the fields of valuation, real estate taxation, real estate management, property/facilities management and development; construction and project management, planning, building and environmental law, real estate law, and land administration.
Graduates can expect to work in organisations such as:
- Advisory firms, banks, pension funds, insurance companies
- Property and asset management companies, development companies, real estate appraisal/valuation firms, and real estate capital groups
- Infrastructural development organisations
- Land registration and cadastral agencies and other related regulatory bodies
- Architectural firms, technical consultant firms, construction management firms, real estate companies, construction companies, client and facilities management organisations and public organisations.
The programme also prepares students for PhD studies.
Last updated May 10, 2016