The MSc Real Estate is designed for graduates with a non-property degree and existing practitioners who want to go on to become Chartered Surveyors through the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
The course is delivered by leading academics and practitioners from the property industry, from a subject group ranked in the top 5 for Land and Property Management in the UK (Times Good University Guide, 2018).
This fast-track course combines the academic study, practical experience and professional development required to succeed in the real estate industry. You will have the skills and knowledge to work in a wide range of roles within the sector, such as developer, asset manager, corporate real estate consultant and portfolio manager.
The course offers an international field trip, included in your fees. Recent destinations have included Toronto and Shanghai.
The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and aims to produce graduates who meet the academic, professional and ethical standards required by them. It is designed for you to develop your practical and theoretical knowledge and critical understanding of issues and subjects relevant to your field of study, and your personal, interpersonal and professional skills and capabilities.
The course includes an interdisciplinary development task in a different country. On this task, you work with students from across related subjects to increase understanding of the other roles in the profession that interact on a day-to-day basis and how the role of a Chartered Surveyor fits in with these roles. It also develops the skills and knowledge that are essential to becoming an effective professional practitioner.
Core modules may include
- Economics and Market Context
- Law and Professional Context
- Evaluating Building Condition
- Corporate Real Estate Asset Management
- Development and Property Appraisal
- Applied Research Methods and Dissertation
* The Times Good University Guide 2018
Minimum 2:2 degree in any discipline or an equivalent professional qualification.
If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills or equivalent.
You can find out more about the country-specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.
Employability is embedded throughout the course, and modules have been designed to reflect the demands of both the professional body and relevant industry employers. This is supported by the University Employment and Careers Service, departmental employment advisors and departmental initiatives, such as the Natural and Built Environment Employers Fair.
As a Department, Natural and Built Environment participate within a number of sector-specific initiatives that enhance both employability and employment opportunities for our students, such as The Property Training Forum; a collaborative forum comprising leading firms and universities within the sector which coordinates recruitment rounds, provides valuable input in terms of developing students and, with the support of professional bodies, seeks to improve the careers prospects of our students. The Students Union also runs a Real Estate Society.
Our graduates have an outstanding employment record. Recent graduates have joined surveying consultancies such as Sanderson Weatherall, Deloitte, JLL, CBRE, GVA, Cushman & Wakefield, Lambert Smith Hampton and Savills.
Others have joined in-house corporate real estate departments, smaller independent professional firms and the public sector, going onto a wide range of careers
Duration and fees
- Start dates: September
- Duration: One year
EU students 2019/20 academic year £8,800 for the course
International students 2018/19 academic year £13,500 for the course
- Deadline: Request info
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