MSc/Top-up to MSc/PgDip in Real Estate

London South Bank University

Program Description

MSc/Top-up to MSc/PgDip in Real Estate

London South Bank University

This course is designed for non-cognate graduates intending to work in general practice surveying, property management, investment, development and other property related fields.

It focuses on the appraisal of commercial property for occupation, development, and investment, largely in an urban context. It will develop your property-related skills and knowledge together with an understanding of finance, business management, and marketing in the context of the industry.

On completion of the course, you'll be able to offer a broad range of expertise and skills, harnessing the theories, practices, and techniques of real estate management.

You'll gain an insight into the nature of land and property investment, development and management and its impact on the vitality of our cities. Real estate is a significant contributor to the overall economy of the UK.

As a real estate graduate, you will find yourself working with people from a diversity of professional backgrounds that interact in order to implement major projects of national and international importance.

Your knowledge and understanding of innovative methods of financing such as the Private Finance Initiative will provide you with the necessary skills to work in partnership between private and public sectors.


Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Part-time PgDip 2 years January Southwark Campus
Full-time PgDip 1 year January Southwark Campus
Full-time MSc 1 year + dissertation September Southwark Campus
Part-time MSc 2 years + dissertation September Southwark Campus


  • The institutional and legal context for property
  • Construction and planning
  • Valuations
  • Advanced valuations
  • Real estate economics and finance
  • Applied valuation and the management of property interests
  • Corporate real estate management
  • Property investment appraisal
  • Dissertation


Please be aware that option selection is subject to availability.

  • Behavioral finance
  • Building control
  • Building Information Modelling and collaborative working
  • Management of health and safety in construction
  • History of architecture and construction
  • International real estate and construction
  • Legal resolution of property and construction disputes


Successful students work as valuers, property managers, agents, advisors and corporate professionals working in a dynamic and fast-changing property industry. To date employment prospects have been excellent with many graduates joining major real estate consultancies, as well as a broad range of private and public organizations involved in property.

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.


Market report and case study analysis

Students on our Real Estate course can choose to study International Real Estate and Construction as an optional module. For this complex module, students need to go on a study visit to an international city which has an emerging real estate and construction market.

Past students have gone abroad to take in either Dubai in the United Arab Emirates or Shanghai in the People's Republic of China. The field trip includes visits to real estate companies and construction firms, site visits and meetings with various professionals. From these briefings, students need to produce a country report that includes a detailed strategy including how they could break through in the real estate or construction market in these overseas destinations.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Upper Division in any subject. Applicants need to demonstrate the capacity to think about a broad range of theoretical and practical issues.

All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 8, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
11,600 GBP
Full-time UK/EU fee: £11600; International fee: £17500. Year 1 Part-time UK/EU fee: £4833.33; International fee: £7291.67
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - London, England
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