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This Masters course is aimed at cognate graduates from a built environment discipline who want to develop careers in international real estate. Read more
This Masters course is aimed at cognate graduates from a built environment discipline who want to develop careers in international real estate. Many real estate occupiers, consultancies and investors now operate increasingly on a global basis and this course seeks to service this market.

The curriculum for this programme is focused on the traditional components of real estate but from an international perspective. This is developed through modules on international valuation and international finance, which build knowledge that is applicable the world over.

You'll have the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge by choosing one option module from a rich variety of construction and property-orientated modules that are available to all postgraduate students. You'll also cover research methods within the Dissertation module.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/international-real-estate-msc

Modules

- Real estate economics and finance
This module provides an introduction into a set of theoretical principles and practical skills in economics and finance, which enable property professionals to develop, manage and grow successful businesses and understand the impact of globalisation on property markets.

- International valuations and property management
This module gives a practical insight into international valuation standards as well as aspects of portfolio management and bench-marking. Financial calculations that inform the decision-making processes in property management are also covered.

- International property finance
This module looks at the global capital markets for real estate funding and the development of international investment vehicles such as REITs and Sovereign Wealth Funds.

- Corporate real estate management
This modules takes traditional academic theory and applies it with an international perspective through a case study approach: in this case by applying the theory to the real estate strategy of an international business occupier.

- Property investment appraisal
A module to provide a detailed and critical perspective on property investment and an understanding of the context, in which, investment decisions are made and implemented. This module takes traditional academic theory and applies it with an international perspective through a case study approach: in this case by developing an international investment portfolio as well as undertaking an individual investment appraisal.

- Dissertation
The module provides the opportunity for students to undertake an independent piece of research, investigating in depth a subject, in which, they have a particular interest and of their own selection. Each student will submit a dissertation of between 15,000- 20,000 words. The module includes teaching of research methods.

Optional modules:
Please be aware that option selection is subject to availability.

- Behavioural finance
The module develops a comprehensive understanding of the affective and deliberative decision-making process underlined in any real estate decision and it transition mechanism to market prices.

- Building control
The module focuses upon the control and enforcement of the Building Regulations and associated legislation, along with supporting technical documents and alternative solutions, to meet specific regulative requirements as they apply to various building schemes.

- Building Information Modelling and collaborative working
A module to provide a general understanding of the role that BIM can play throughout the design, construction and operation of building assets. It looks to identify and develop the necessary managerial, technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver better value through a collaborative BIM approach.

- Management of health and safety in construction
This module focuses on the management of safety on site – a process that can be applied to a wide range of work settings and project types.

- History of architecture and construction
This module examines the inter-relationship between building design and production as it occurred throughout historical time. Particular attention will be paid to those periods in history when major transformations occurred in architectural style and the building process.

- International real estate and construction
This module specifically focuses on the activity of international real estate investors and large construction companies. The module also provides students a comparative perspective on real estate markets and construction process.

- Legal resolution of property and construction disputes
This module focuses on the range of dispute resolution techniques used by construction and property professionals to resolve and manage disputes in the construction and property.

Employability

It is expected that successful students will work as valuers, property managers, agents, advisors and corporate professionals working in a dynamic and fast changing global property industry.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

- direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
- Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
- mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

Professional links

The MSc International Real Estate is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world's leading professional body for setting standards in the surveying industry. They have accredited our degrees and diplomas for almost 50 years.

Expertise and history

London South Bank University has a long history of educating professionals for the building-related industries. With roots in London Council School of Building (1904), Brixton School of Building (1940) we have been offering training for this sector for over 100 years.

Today we are expert at attracting property and construction students from the UK and around the world. Much of this is down to the highly successful links we have with major real estate consultancies, property companies, contractors, cost consultants and developers to ensure our courses are highly relevant for the current market.

Today, according to the Guardian PG subject tables 2013 we are the largest School of Building and Town Planning in the UK (combining full-time and part-time modes of study) and our building graduates have the best employment prospects in London (Complete University Guide 2014).

Our current students and alumni hold key positions in their organisation, often as senior managers and business owners.

Placements

- Surveying Project
Our surveyors look at financing a project, procuring construction work, financial management and the entire construction process. We want our students to have 'real world' experiences while studying at LSBU, of field work is a major component. We create these situations by inviting guest speaks in to give up-to-date lectures, having great industry links and taking our students into situations where they would like to work. Most of our surveying and construction courses give our students the opportunity to carry out a construction project. Their work will take into account current construction technologies, energy efficiency solutions and environmental and sustainability issues. The project is very detailed and is carried out across site visits, analysing on-going construction projects and an appraisal of eco-technologies. These factors can be influenced by a construction's location so our field trips can take our students both overseas to expanding countries like Dubai or round the corner to building developments happening on our own campus.

- Market report and case study analysis
Students on our MSc Surveying courses can choose to study International Real Estate & Construction as an optional. 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.

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***Please note that we are requesting a £2,000 deposit from International (out with the EU) applicants who are eligible for an offer to this programme. Read more
***Please note that we are requesting a £2,000 deposit from International (out with the EU) applicants who are eligible for an offer to this programme. Please see Business School Deposits [http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/businessschooldeposits/] for more information.***

The Masters in Management with International Real Estate provides you with a detailed understanding of modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions, paying particular attention to international real estate. The programme is tailored for those who anticipate a management career with international or multinational corporations. It combines a balanced coverage of core business and management subjects with a specialised focus on real estate management within a corporate context.

•You will understand how real estate can support the core activities of any organisation and enable you to make informed financial decisions through the application of real estate valuation and appraisal techniques.
•You will work with a peer group of like-minded students at a similar stage in their management development, and with complementary interests and ambitions. It is an engaging and stimulating learning experience, with staff and students coming together in a vibrant postgraduate community.
•The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened and enterprising graduates and internationally recognised research with real socio-economic impact.
•The School is an accredited member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Programme overview
•MSc: 12 months full-time;

For the MSc you will take six core courses, two optional courses and complete an individual project. There is also a non-assessed, compulsory workshop programme. You will also participate in a series of reflective learning exercises. These include induction events (involving outdoor challenges and cross-cultural team building), strategic case analyses and debates on topics like business ethics.

The taught courses comprise a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork and project work, both in groups and individually. You will also have opportunities for study trips in the UK and abroad.

Core courses
•People in organisations
•Operations management
•Financial information management
•Real estate valuation and appraisal
•Research methods
•Advanced real estate valuation and appraisal
•Real estate markets
•Strategic real estate management
•International real estate markets.

Optional courses
•Real estate finance and investment
•Real estate development
•International e-commerce
•The business environment in China
•American business and management in an international context
•The internationalisation of small and medium enterprises.

Career prospects
There is a high demand for managers who can act on their own initiative, take personal responsibility, show leadership potential, and adapt to changing circumstances. As a graduate of this programme, these are the kind of attributes we would expect you to possess. You will also have a specialisation in international real estate, giving you an advantage in management opportunities that arise in this sector.

There is a strong focus on personal and career development on the programme. You will attend sessions dedicated to enhancing your CV and your interview technique, as well as careers advice shops and job market analysis meetings. You will have contact with graduate employers through a programme of guest speakers, practitioner-led workshops and career events.

Recent graduates have gained senior positions as financial analysts, development executives, client services managers, contract managers, human resource managers, property consultants, sales and marketing managers.

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This programme offers a unique focus on the relationship between real estate, the property development process and the planning systems of Europe and beyond. Read more
This programme offers a unique focus on the relationship between real estate, the property development process and the planning systems of Europe and beyond. It explores the systems through which urban development operates and considers market mechanisms from the standpoint of investors, developers and occupiers of buildings and the relationship of markets and policy at various geographical levels.

Degree information

The programme equips students with theoretical and practical preparation to practise across international boundaries in the fields of planning and urban policy, real estate and property market analysis and property development.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma, six core modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits), full-time nine months, is offered. A Postgraduate Certificate, four core modules (60 credits), full-time nine months, is offered.

Core modules
-Planning Practices in Europe
-Real Estate Appraisal
-Real Estate Development
-Real Estate Investment
-Comparative Urban Projects
-Critical Debates in Real Estate and Planning

Optional modules - options may include the following:
-Urban Economics and Politics
-Transport Policy and Planning
-Urban Design
-Geographical Information Systems
-Urban Regeneration
-Cities and the Environment
-Business Management

Students seeking RTPI accreditation must take the following:
-Planning Practice
-Plus either Comparative Planning Systems and Cultures
OR
-Spatial Planning: Concepts and Context

Dissertation/report
All MSc students submit a 10,000-word dissertation.

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures (including some by visiting practitioners), individual and group work, student presentations, seminars, study visits, workshops and an overseas field trip. Assessment is through coursework, written examination and the dissertation.

Careers

Graduates of the programme who were not already employed in the field have taken jobs in public and private offices in the UK and abroad.

Top career destinations for this degree:
-Property Market Analyst, MCP Co., Ltd
-Graduate Surveyor, CBRE
-Management Trainee, Savills Property Services (Beijing) Co., Ltd
-Retail Analyst, Jones Lang LaSalle
-General Manager, Suntton Global Trading

Employability
Graduates from the International Real Estate and Planning MSc have been very successful in gaining subsequent employment, and at present there is a growing demand for our Master's graduates from a wide range of both public and private employers. This programme prepares students both theoretically and practically to practise across international boundaries in the fields of urban policy, real estate market analysis and property development. Students will develop the necessary skills, knowledge and aptitudes to become creative, problem-solving professionals and to co-operate and engage creatively with others as both team members and team leaders. Graduates will also be equipped to engage in research, policy and regulatory activities relating to the field.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The UCL Bartlett School of Planning has a strong history of teaching and research at all levels. The school has been at the forefront of planning research and teaching for over 100 years and is one of the foremost planning schools in the United Kingdom, with an international reputation.

Students will be engaged with practitioners, alumni and academic guests through seminars, site visits and workshops in the UK and overseas. Graduates of the programme will join both the UCL alumni network and the International Real Estate and Planning MSc network.

This MSc programme is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It is also accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), either with the requisite module selections or where it is taken as a specialist year following an accredited three-year planning degree.

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This programme offers students the opportunity to explore international property markets whilst also learning from the real estate market and practice here in the UK. Read more
This programme offers students the opportunity to explore international property markets whilst also learning from the real estate market and practice here in the UK. Interdisciplinary and holistic in nature, this programme examines the factors that influence the pricing of real estate.

Why this programme

-If you are interested in helping to shape the future of towns, cities and regions, this this programme will provide you with an excellent base on which to build a fascinating and rewarding career.
-There is significant input from industry to our teaching programme, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars.
-If you want to establish a career as a chartered surveyor, primarily as a member of the Commercial Property Practice or Valuation or Property Finance and Investment Professional Groups of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this programme is designed for you.
-This programme is professionally accredited by the RICS.

Programme structure

You will take a series of core courses, choose optional courses and undertake a dissertation or a major project in international real estate. There is also an opportunity to take part in an international study trip. The real estate profession is multi-disciplinary in nature so you will begin with lectures, seminars, tutorials and case studies in courses that provide you with an understanding of how urban economies and markets function, and the processes involved in urban development.

Towards the end of semester 1 you will start to develop core real estate skills and continue to build on this knowledge base in semester 2 by developing and applying core real estate skills in project, lab, field and team practice-based activities.

Core Courses
-Global cities
-Governance and markets
-Development process
-Development economics
-Professional practice, ethics and management
-Real estate valuation and appraisal
-Advanced real estate valuation and appraisal
-Real estate finance and investment
-Real estate markets

Optional Courses
-Asian cities
-International real estate analysis

Accreditations

Professional accreditation is important because it means that graduates need complete only the Assessment of Professional Competence for the relevant profession in order to obtain chartered status as MRICS and/or MRTPI.

We are pleased to announce that this programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Career prospects

Opportunities exist in real estate agencies and consultancies, financial institutions, property developers, house builders, local authorities, and the civil service. There are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at open events and recruitment presentations and we will also support you to arrange professional work placements.

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Why choose this course?. This new course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in the real estate investment and finance business in international markets,. Read more
Why choose this course?
This new course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in the real estate investment and finance business in international markets,

It is a fast-track conversion course for students with first degrees in subjects unrelated to real estate and construction.

The MSc International Real Estate Investment and Finance course offers:

- a foundation for a professional career in global real estate investment and finance markets
- an optional international field trip
- dedicated postgraduate resources
- accrediation from RICS
- part-time, full-time and CPD study options.

Course focus
The course focuses on real estate markets and institutions, appraisal, finance, investment and development valuation. It will develop the skills and abilities necessary as an adviser on these investment related aspects of the real estate profession.

Professional accreditation
The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), enabling successful graduates entry to the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) of the RICS; a prerequisite for full Chartered Surveyor status.

Postgraduate scholarships
The School will be offering a number of scholarships for students commencing their studies on one of our postgraduate courses this year. Find out more about the scholarships at http://www.ntu.ac.uk/adbe-pgscholarships

Postgraduate open evenings
Our postgraduate open events are a great opportunity to meet our postgraduate teaching staff and students, visit the University, find out about the courses we offer, bursaries and funding opportunities.
Find out more and book your place at http://www.ntu.ac.uk/adbeopenevenings

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This programme provides you with a detailed understanding of the global real estate industry and modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions. Read more
This programme provides you with a detailed understanding of the global real estate industry and modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions. The programme is tailored for those who anticipate a career with international professional real estate service advisers or corporate real estate management.

Why this programme

-If you want to establish a career as a chartered surveyor, primarily as a member of the Management Consultancy or Commercial Property Professional Groups of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this programme is designed for you.
-You will understand how real estate can support the core activities of any organisation and enable you to make informed financial decisions through the application of real estate valuation and appraisal techniques.
-There is significant input from industry in shaping our programme, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars. -There are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at open events and recruitment presentations. We will also support you in arranging professional work placements.
-The programme is professionally accredited by the RICS.

Programme structure

You will take a series of core courses and optional courses, and undertake a dissertation or a major project in real estate.

Core courses in semester 1 are multi-disciplinary in nature and use lectures, seminars, tutorials and cases studies to focus on the urban development and planning theories, principles and policies. These are necessary for you to build a thorough understanding of how urban areas and economics function. In addition, you will gain an appreciation of real estate values and apply valuation and appraisal principles and techniques in practice-based activities.

In semester 2, activities and assessments, field and team work, in addition to project and IT lab skills will further develop your core real estate and management skills.

Core courses
-Advanced real estate valuation and appraisal
-Development process
-International real estate analysis
-Managing strategic change
-Professional practice, ethics and management
-Project management
-Real estate valuation and appraisal
-Real estate markets
-Strategic real estate management

Optional courses
-Development economics
-Marketing management
-Operations management
-Real estate finance and investment

Accreditations

Professional accreditation is important because it means that graduates need complete only the Assessment of Professional Competence for the relevant profession in order to obtain chartered status as MRICS and/or MRTPI.

We are pleased to announce that this programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Career prospects

There is a high demand for corporate real estate managers who can act on their own initiative, make decisive financial decisions, show leadership potential and adapt to changing circumstances. As a graduate of this programme, these are the kind of attributes we would expect you to possess.

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The MSc Real Estate is a conversion programme for graduates from other academic disciplines and is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Read more
The MSc Real Estate is a conversion programme for graduates from other academic disciplines and is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It is one degree programme with three distinct pathways:
-Commercial/Residential Real Estate
-International Real Estate
-Hotel and Hospitality

All three pathways are viewed as a single cohort. The programme will provide you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the real estate profession and will prepare you for the challenge of completing the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) to become a Chartered Surveyor.

The MSc Real Estate is available for full-time study only. Given the intensity of the programme, you are advised to live in or near Oxford. Please note this course has a September start only.

Come to our MSc Real Estate Visit Day to find out more about the programme and the University - http://rec.brookes.ac.uk/events/msc-real-estate-visit-days.html

Why choose this course?

All MSc Real Estate students will be paired with and mentored by a recent graduate from the programme who will support and help in careers' advice, study and professional development. The majority of the teaching staff are professionally qualified as Chartered Surveyors, Planners, Lawyers or Accountants, each of them is dedicated to providing excellent teaching.

Learning is enhanced by external speakers, field trips and management support from the industry, provided by seven of the major international real estate consultancies who sponsor the programmes: CBRE, Cluttons, Cushman & Wakefield, GVA, Jones Lang LaSalle, Knight Frank and Savills. The programme has always enjoyed a very successful level of graduate employment. Our students find employment in both the major international real estate consultancies and local firms.

The programme is well respected in all areas of the industry and we also have alumni in real estate management companies, banks, financial institutions, government bodies and corporates. The small cohort (about 40 students each year) means more individual attention, excellent group dynamics in lectures/discussions, good opportunities for socialising, sharing experiences, supporting each other and creating lasting friendships.

This course in detail

The MSc Real Estate comprises 11 or 12 compulsory taught modules (depending on your chosen pathway) and a structured Applied Real Estate Project. It provides you with a thorough grounding in the skills and expertise necessary for a career in real estate.

Each module, except one, is 10 credits and the MSc qualification is 180 credits.

Please note: as programmes are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the module list you choose from may vary from what is shown here.

Autumn Semester
-Valuation and Investment (10 credits - all pathways)
-Real Estate Law (10 credits – all pathways)
-Real Estate Economics (10 credits – all pathways)
-Integrative Professional Practice (10 credits – all pathways)
-Construction and Sustainability (10 credits – all pathways)
-Real Estate Management (10 credits – all pathways)

Spring Semester
-Corporate Real Estate (10 credits – all pathways)
-Real Estate Finance and Business Economics (10 credits – all pathways)
-Real Estate Development Appraisal (10 credits – all pathways)
-UK Planning and Development (10 credits – Commercial/Residential pathways)
-International Planning and Development (10 credits – International pathway)
-Real Estate Investment Strategy (10 credits – Commercial/Residential pathway)
-International Real Estate Investment (10 credits – International pathway)
-UK Real Estate Law (10 credits – Commercial/Residential pathway)
-International Real Estate Law (10 credits – International pathway)
-Contemporary Issues (10 credits - Hotel & Hospitality pathway)
-Corporate Risk Governance (20 credits - Hotel & Hospitality pathway)

Summer - The work required for this part of the programme can be undertaken away from the university with email and internet support.
-Applied Real Estate Project (50 credits – all pathways)
-Real Estate Markets (10 credits – all pathways)

The PGDip and PGCert are available as exit awards only; students need 120 credits for the PGDip and 60 credits for the PGCert.

Teaching and learning

The philosophy of the MSc programme is to provide you with a theoretical framework in the early modules and to build on this in the latter stages with practical, real life examples and case studies.

Learning methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project work and independent study. Teaching is organised around the component modules, involving a total of around 20 hours of teaching time per week over each 12-week teaching semester.

The semester system requires examinations to be taken at the end of each teaching period. It is a very intensive course and you undertake a substantial amount of private study and project work. The Real Estate Markets module draws together the different subjects taught on the programme and incorporates a number of field trips in the UK and Europe.

Careers and professional development

The MSc Real Estate programme at Brookes is highly respected in the profession.

In the case of UK students, it is normal for our students to secure employment before the programme ends. Most students work for the big international real estate companies in London, but our students have also been successful in securing employment in smaller niche practices in London or in other areas of the country.

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The MSc in Real Estate equips you for roles across the full spectrum of the real estate industry, and is open to those with previous degrees in any discipline. Read more
The MSc in Real Estate equips you for roles across the full spectrum of the real estate industry, and is open to those with previous degrees in any discipline. The absence of “investment” from the label does not mean you won’t be covering the financial and appraisal skills needed to work in fund management, banking or other areas of the investment industry.

This degree offers a choice of pathways, which you don’t have to choose between until your second term. If you are targeting the graduate-entry programmes of the London chartered surveying firms, one pathway gives you more UK-specific skills in law and taxation. If you are targeting jobs in investment, finance, development or expect to work outside the UK, the other pathway tilts toward more analytical skills and international markets.

Visit the website: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/courses/masters/courses/real-estate

Course detail

The MSc in Real Estate opens up roles across the full range of our very diverse industry including surveyors, fund managers and banking for students with any previous degree.

If you aim to join the graduate entry programme of the major UK real estate employers and take the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence you can pick modules that tilt toward UK-specific topics in law, tax and applied valuation. If you aim to work in fund management, finance or outside the UK, you can tilt toward advance financial modelling and international markets. Either way, your choice will not pre-determine the jobs available to you. For all employers, a Masters from Cass is the most important thing, the mix of topics you have studied much less important.

Format

In our first term, you get get the portfolio of core skills that equip you to achieve that goal – taking in quantitative methods, investment appraisal, asset management and real estate economics.

In the second term, core module choices provide two learning “pathways”.

In term three, you pick a set of three elective topics from around six modules specific to real estate plus a range run by other Cass Masters programmes – some of them taught on trips to locations outside the UK. So you can focus on:

• Added core real estate topics like building management, sustainability, residential markets.
• Or on the investment aspects of the industry like REITs, real estate funds and portfolio construction.
• Or pick up on more general topics such as private equity and project management taught by experts from other Cass programmes.

And the last block of your course, the Business Research Project (BRP), is the one you design and build for yourself. It takes the form of a report of around 8,000 words submitted in August. We see the BRP as your opportunity to have a showpiece which shows potential employers what you know, what you can do, your ability to produce good-quality individual work.

Assessment

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Real Estate, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

Career opportunities

In recent years, real estate students have been some of the most heavily recruited of all Cass MSc degrees because:

• From week one, we host recruitment visits from all the largest real estate employers – like CBRE, JLL, Cushman Wakefield, Savills – plus other firms in real estate fund management, development, finance.

• Our real estate specialists in the Cass Careers Service hold contacts with businesses across the industry, and will notify you of job opportunities as they come in through the year.

• You will have un-matched opportunities to network with professionals and employers across London’s vibrant real estate industry at seminars and an annual conference run by our students’ Real Estate Club, and through our mentoring scheme which matches you up with a Cass graduate, and through industry events outside Cass,

The largest proportion of our students go on to the graduate entry schemes of major firms of chartered surveyors in the UK, going through the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence to become qualified professionals.

The others go into a very wide range of employers and roles – with smaller niche agencies, fund managers, developers, investment banks, lending banks, public agencies, rating agencies, research companies, not to mention setting up their own businesses. Many will go on to professional qualifications outside real estate, such as Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.

Around half our students come from outside the UK, many of them take up jobs in other countries with the boost that a degree from Cass, accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, is a widely recognised and highly valued qualification world-wide. And they will generally find Cass real estate alumni already there to form the base of their professional network.

How to apply

Apply here: http://www.city.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying-to-city

Funding

For information on funding, please follow this link: http://www.city.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-financial-support

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The real estate markets have become global. That urges for real estate professionals who are trained in integrating financial and economic-geographic skills with knowledge of local institutions. Read more
The real estate markets have become global. That urges for real estate professionals who are trained in integrating financial and economic-geographic skills with knowledge of local institutions.

The real estate markets have become global, making the real estate profession an international enterprise. At the same time global, commercial brokers report huge differences among local real estate markets. That urges for real estate professionals who are trained in integrating financial and economic-geographic skills with knowledge of local institutions.

The Department of Economic Geography at the University of Groningen is one of the leading centres in Continental Europe in real estate. It offers a Master of Real Estate Studies that integrates financial engineering, location theory and planning.

Why in Groningen?

The master in Real Estate Studies is based on economic geography and planning, rather than financial or business studies and technical sciences. This gives the course in Groningen a unique profile compared to other master programs in real estate. The program has a multidisciplinary character.

Job perspectives

Many graduates find jobs as market researchers or real estate consultants in a company, consultancy or government agency, or become a concept or property developer at a real estate investor. Graduate students find work as a research manager or portfolio manager at a real estate investor. Several people opt for an academic career at the university. In practice, graduates mostly do policy work, both in the private sector as well as at the local, regional and national government.

Research

The program of the master in Real Estate Studies is related to the major research sub-disciplines in spatial sciences. Interim results of the research projects are integrated in to the course.

Research in geography & planning focuses on the interrelationship between property and spatial environment. Geographical and planning literature provides insight into how location decisions are made and the role of institutions. These aspects are reflected in courses like 'property and land markets' or 'real estate development'. The research in economic geography focuses on a deeper understanding of choice of locations. This choice is based on economic and financial motives. In the research in real estate development, the interests of various economic actors are important; the landowner, the developer, the builder, the investor and owner / user. The spatial economic and financial-economic research provides insight into the considerations. The business and management-oriented studies contribute to understanding the value chain and processes in real estate development. These aspects are reflected in subjects like 'finance', 'property investment' and 'property development'.

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The MSc Real Estate Finance programme will help you understand real estate in the context of the international financial markets. Read more
The MSc Real Estate Finance programme will help you understand real estate in the context of the international financial markets. It is designed to prepare you for a career in finance or investment management where you will be required to evaluate property investments against equity, fixed income and other financial derivative products. The flexibility of this programme also prepares you to pursue a more general career within the finance and real estate sectors.

COURSE OVERVIEW

This programme provides the key applied, quantitative and conceptual skills sets needed to make the complex decisions required in the modern real estate finance and investment sectors.

The programme is offered jointly by the School of Real Estate & Planning and the ICMA Centre, with core modules providing coverage of the key underlying skills in both real estate and finance. The elective modules allow students to deepen that knowledge and to focus their studies on areas of particular interest. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the application of finance and investment in the context of real estate through a programme that combines academic rigour and commercial relevance.

HOW WE TEACH YOU

Our programmes are designed and delivered by internationally-renowned experts, with a wealth of academic and professional experience. All of our programmes are regularly updated to maintain their relevance in a rapidly changing industry.

Our teaching received an excellent score in the most recent independent Teaching Quality Assessment (TQA), highlighting our commitment to maintaining a world-class learning environment. You will enjoy access to our cutting-edge research, both academic and industry, ensuring that you remain at the forefront of the field.

We believe that our students should have access to good quality resources and, in addition to the facilities offered by the University, we fund a professionally staffed Resource Centre. MSc Real Estate Finance students have access to a variety of databases, from both Real Estate & Planning and ICMA, including Bloomberg; SNL Financial; Thomson Reuters; Datastream and Costar.

Most of the modules on the programme are specifically dedicated to the MSc Real Estate Finance. Students therefore obtain the benefit of both highly focused modules and small group teaching.

We aim to create a stimulating academic environment; you will be encouraged to develop individual interests and general skills as a basis for a career in the property industry, a related field or for further study.

EMPLOYABILITY

This programme is ideal for those wishing to pursue a successful career in real estate finance, investment management and research. Since its launch, graduates from the MSc Real Estate Finance have secured employment at a variety of firms, including JP Morgan, Unibail-Rodamco, Schroders, CBRE Finance, LaSalle, LNR Partners, ICG Longbow, DTZ, Grosvenor and Knight Frank.

Students are supported by a dedicated careers adviser and the Reading Real Estate Foundation. Our innovative mentoring programme pairs students with professionals in the industry, both in the UK and overseas.

The School of Real Estate & Planning has a worldwide reputation and a long history of providing postgraduate education in real estate. All our postgraduate programmes open up many options for employment in the real estate industry around the world.

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Programme Background

Real Estate Investment and Finance is designed to give you a broad knowledge and understanding of property within national and international investment markets and with the skills needed to research, analyse and advise on investment decisions accordingly. It provides those from varied professional and academic backgrounds with an entry into the real estate profession while also enhancing the knowledge and skills of those already employed in the field. Including complementary courses in other aspects of economics and the built environment, this programme gives students an intensive, diverse and well-rounded education.

On completion of this programme graduates will be able to:

· Convey knowledge and understanding of, and apply specialist skills within, scientific, technical and business areas of landed property, and real estate investment.
· Draw upon a sound foundation of knowledge and understanding of the practices and procedures of surveying and the property industry.
· Demonstrate sophisticated intellectual and research skills proficient for a professional career.
· Evaluate complex problems and formulate original ideas and proposals relevant to the real estate investment market.
· Appreciate the values, ethics, responsibilities and rules governing professional general practice surveying, and the need for professional integrity when advising clients.

Professional Recognition

This MSc programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Programme Structure

For the MSc, students undertake eight taught courses plus the research dissertation. Students on the Diploma programme take eight taught courses. Students can opt to complete a total of four courses and graduate with the Heriot-Watt University Postgraduate Certificate. Each taught course represents 150 hours of student effort and the dissertation represents 600 hours.

Semester 1
· Real Estate Economics
· Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation 1
· Macroeconomics, Finance and Built Environment
· Spatial Planning (Edinburgh)
· International Planning and Property Law (Distance Learning/Dubai)

Semester 2
· Real Estate Investment Analysis
· International Property Markets and Investment
· Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation 2
· Real Estate Development

The programme is offered on a full time study basis (12 months) or part time on a day-release basis (24 months). The programme is also offered via attendance-free distance learning.

Many of our distance learning students are in highly demanding employment. These students can opt to reduce the level of study per year and increase the study period to a maximum of seven years.

Arrangements can be made for distance learning students to sit exams at a number of centres throughout the world. Students receive comprehensive course study packs by post. A PC with e-mail and Internet access is necessary for those students to gain the fullest learning experience from the programme.

Graduate Opportunities

This programme 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 programme’s modular structure assists students in contributing effectively to meet the CPD requirements of their professional bodies. This programme 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.

Graduates of this programme are highly sought after in the real estate industry, and some of our graduates have gone on to work within companies such as Standard Life and Scottish Widows, and for major consultancies Jones Lang LaSalle, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield.

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The MSc Real Estate is a conversion programme for graduates from other academic disciplines and is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Read more
The MSc Real Estate is a conversion programme for graduates from other academic disciplines and is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It is one degree programme with three distinct pathways: Commercial Real Estate; Residential Real Estate and International Real Estate. All three pathways are viewed as a single cohort.

The programme will provide you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the real estate profession and will prepare you for the challenge of completing the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) to become a chartered surveyor.

The MSc Real Estate is available for full-time study only. Given the intensity of the programme, you are advised to live in or near Oxford. Please note this course has a September start only.

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

See the website http://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/real-estate-international-commercial-or-residential/

Why choose this course?

- The majority of the teaching staff are professionally qualified as chartered surveyors, planners, lawyers or accountants, each of them is dedicated to providing excellent teaching.

- Learning is enhanced by external speakers, field trips and management support from the industry, provided by seven of the major international real estate consultancies who sponsor the programmes: CBRE, Cluttons, DTZ, GVA, Jones Lang LaSalle, Knight Frank and Savills.

- The programme has always enjoyed a very successful level of graduate employment. Our students find employment in both the major international real estate consultancies and local firms.

- The programme is well respected in all areas of the industry and we also have alumni in real estate management companies, banks, financial institutions, government bodies and corporates.

- The small cohort (about 40 students each year) means more individual attention, excellent group dynamics in lectures/discussions, good opportunities for socialising, sharing experiences, supporting each other and creating lasting friendships.

Teaching and learning

The philosophy of the MSc programme is to provide you with a theoretical framework in the early modules and to build on this in the latter stages with practical, real life examples and case studies.

Learning methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project work and independent study. Teaching is organised around the component modules, involving a total of around 20 hours of teaching time per week over each 12-week teaching semester.

The semester system requires examinations to be taken at the end of each teaching period. It is a very intensive course and you undertake a substantial amount of private study and project work.

The Integrative Professional Practice module draws together the different subjects taught on the course and enables you to develop strong interpersonal communication via a series of face-to-face role-plays.

In addition to the taught modules (see below), there is also an umbrella module, Real Estate Markets, which incorporates a number of field trips in the UK and Europe.

Approach to assessment

Each module is assessed individually, through coursework such as submission of reports and presentations, and/or formal written examination.

Specialist facilities

Students taking the MSc Real Estate benefit from the allocation of a dedicated base-room in the newly redeveloped Abercrombie Building. The majority of teaching takes place in the base-room which also houses a suite of PCs.

Field trips

One of the most important elements of the MSc Real Estate programme is the field trip schedule, which helps you to build on your learning by giving you the opportunity to see how things are done in practice. These start in the induction week with trips around Oxford and London.

In the autumn, there are further day trips to London and a three-day residential field trip to another major city in the UK. In the spring we have further day trips, and in the summer we have a five-day residential trip to a major European city.

In each case, the intent of the field trips is to 'add flesh to the bones'. In the classroom, we can talk about how things should be done. It is only when on these trips that a student can appreciate how things are done in practice.

The cost of field trips is included in the programme fees.

How this course helps you develop

The MSc Real Estate, although grounded in academic excellence, is a practice-based programme for students wishing to become chartered surveyors. It has established itself as a premier postgraduate programme for students wishing to enter the property profession and it meets the strong demand from the real estate profession for high-calibre postgraduate students both in the UK and overseas.

As a student on the MSc Real Estate, you will benefit from the many contacts that the Department of Real Estate and Construction has established within the property industry and from the networking/career events organised during the year specifically for our students.

The Department also has an active alumni group on LinkedIn for students/graduates in Real Estate and students are encouraged to join when they start the MSc.

Careers

The MSc Real Estate programme at Brookes is highly respected in the profession.

In the case of UK students, it is normal for our students to secure employment before the programme ends. Most students work for the big international real estate companies in London, but our students have also been successful in securing employment in smaller niche practices in London or in other areas of the country.

Free language courses for students - the Open Module

Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.

Research highlights

David Shiers, co-author of The Green Guide to Specification, is based in the department.

Research areas and clusters

The Real Estate and Land Policy Group examines the impact of land and housing markets/policy on broader development processes - particularly for enhancing urban sustainability. We also address broader market-based fundamentals such as valuation, and emerging areas of research include behavioural finance.

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The online MSc and PG Diploma in Real Estate Investment Finance have been designed for real estate professionals across all sectors as well as fund managers and investment bankers who would like to gain a better understanding of real estate as a financial asset in an investment portfolio. The programmes are practically based and offer the opportunity to share knowledge and experience in real life situations. Both the MSc and PG Diploma are available as online and open-learning programmes and offer students a flexible and innovative way to study. The programmes are supported by our Virtual Learning Environment as well as a series of Network Seminars which offer students face-to-face contact, input from experts in the field and opportunities to network, share work and study experiences. The programmes have been developed in close consultation with key specialists working in the industry and build on the successful CREIF programme that has been running in Asia for 8 years.

See the website http://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-at-brookes/courses/postgraduate/2015/real-estate-investment-finance/

Why choose this course?

- The open-learning approach, online delivery and study support offer students a flexible and innovative way to study

- The courses are practically based and offer the opportunity to share knowledge and experience in real life situations.

- The four 'stand-alone’ core modules enable students to start the MSc or PG Diploma at any point

- Each module is organised around six learning packages allowing students to work at their own pace and keep track of their learning

- Network Seminars offer students face-to-face contact, input from experts in the field and opportunities to network, share work and study experiences.

- The courses have been developed in close consultation with key specialists working in the industry and build on the successful CREIF course that has been running in Asia for 8 years.

Approach to assessment

Each module is organised around six learning packages and progress is assessed through a combination of online tests, workbooks, problem-solving, analysis and report writing. Course work, assessment and feedback take place throughout each module and reflect the practical nature of the programmes. There are no formal exams.

Network seminars

Students will have the opportunity to attend Network Seminars throughout the programme. These will be locally based and will build on the practical approach of the programmes by incorporating sessions given by local practitioners. Students will be strongly encouraged to attend to benefit from the opportunities they offer: sharing work and study experiences; building professional networks and taking part in case-study presentations led by expert local practitioners.

How this course helps you develop

The programme intends to develop an online community for students and module leaders to share knowledge and experience in real life situations.

In addition, after the PG Diploma course, graduates would have the opportunity to take a four months training programme, Oxford Adapt, to become a chartered surveyor. The MSc course is accredited by the the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), so after the MSc course, graduates are entitled to apply for RICS graduate pathway to membership.

Free language courses for students - the Open Module

Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.

Research highlights

Members of the REIF Team - Peter Dent, Michael Patrick and Ye Xu, authored ‘Real Estate Property Markets and Sustainable Behaviour’ for the Natural and Built Environment Series (Routledge 2012).

Research areas and clusters

Many of our academic staff are involved in academic research and/or professional/commercial consultancy work. The Real Estate and Land Policy Group brings together expertise on a wide range of topics relating to the operation of land and property markets, real estate development and land and housing policy. A major part of our work is on the impact of land and housing markets/policy on broader development processes particularly for enhancing urban sustainability. This includes research themes which cover low carbon development, sustainable real estate, corporate social responsibility and urban equity. At the same time our research addresses broader market-based fundamentals such as valuation and emerging areas of research in real estate including behavioural finance. We have a strong track record of international comparative research including developing and transition economies while at the same time maintaining established areas of expertise on local and national topics.

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Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This course is designed to prepare you for a demanding and rewarding career in real estate, in either the private or the public sector. Read more

About the course

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

This course is designed to prepare you for a demanding and rewarding career in real estate, in either the private or the public sector. It provides graduate-level entry into the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

You’ll develop knowledge and understanding of real estate and its role in the wider economy. Your study will give you the analytical skills necessary for successful property investment, development and management. You’ll also learn research skills and find out how research applies to real estate and real estate markets.

Where your masters can take you

Our graduates work in planning, real estate and related professions with private sector planning and real estate consultants, local authorities, policy analysts and international development and design agencies.

How we rate

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) says we’re the best RTPI-accredited planning school in the UK. 85 per cent of our research is classed as ‘world-leading’ ‘internationally excellent’ with ‘outstanding impacts’.

How we teach

Nothing is more important to us than your career. We work closely with industry to make sure our courses are up-to-the-minute and relevant so you’ll learn the skills you need to make it to the top in your chosen profession.

You’ll go on site visits and and take part in exercises that simulate real global challenges. Past field trips have included trips to London, Seoul, Cairo and Istanbul. We also organise work placements with planning agencies.

There are lectures, seminars, computer workshops and tutorials. You’re assessed on your coursework and a dissertation.

Autumn semester

Core modules: Real Estate Economics; Investment Finance and Funding; Applied Real Estate Valuation; Research Methods.

Spring semester

Core module: Integrated Project specialising in Investment Valuation and Law of Business Leases.

Examples of optional modules

Real Estate International Market Analysis; Sustainable Development in Practice; Real Estate Development; Sustainable Development: A Critical Perspective; Planning Law; Issues in Housing; Local and Regional Economic Policy.

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For graduates from unrelated disciplines, this fast-track course allows you to qualify as a chartered surveyor. Your studies have a hands-on focus, responding to real professional briefs and working with other students. Suitable for UK and overseas students, the course’s reputation means many international surveying firms recruit students for roles spanning the globe.

This is a fast track conversion course for graduates from unrelated disciplines who want to become chartered surveyors. The course is also suitable if you are a professional working in a property or surveying role and want to improve your skills and career prospects in commercial property and the real estate profession.

Real estate operates in a dynamic and complex environment and draws on a diverse range of skills. This course gives you the technical, commercial and personal skills to prepare you for a successful career as a chartered surveyor.

This course is suitable for both UK and international students. Many international surveying firms recruit our graduates who pursue careers globally. It has been designed to ensure that you are well equipped to progress your career irrespective of where in the world your career may lead you.

The course includes practical, client-focused property projects. These involve you completing technical and professional tasks and applying creative solutions that draw on your developing knowledge. You study: property law, economics, planning, land development, construction, investment and finance, valuation, corporate real estate and portfolio management.

You benefit from a range of teaching, learning and assessment techniques. Intensive study weeks allow you to work on complex, professional briefs with an emphasis on the latest thinking from the real estate sector. One of the modules is an international project which currently takes place in Shanghai with assistance from international surveying firms.

Teaching takes place in a newly refurbished, dedicated building at our City Campus. The course is also fully supported by online resources. You work alongside students studying related subjects by participating in an interdisciplinary development project. This increases your understanding of their roles and responsibilities, how your role as a real estate surveyor interacts with those roles and develops the skills and knowledge essential to an effective professional practitioner.

You can also benefit from our interactive netcommunity especially formed to support current and past real estate students to network with each other. We welcome the continuing involvement of our graduates with this course, from participation at employers' fairs through to advising students during integrated projects.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/msc-real-estate

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Course structure

Full time – 1 year
Part time – typically 2 years
Starts September

Core modules
-Economics and market context
-Law and professional context
-Valuation
-Evaluating building condition
-Corporate real estate asset management
-Development and property appraisal
-Applied research methods and dissertation

Assessment: by individual course work, group projects and examinations.

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