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Master of Land Economy (Rural Surveying), ISS or MLE, PgDip

This programme accepts graduates from any discipline to convert and become fully RICS accredited in Land Economy and Rural Surveying.

Land Economy and Rural Surveying is very employable internationally, and it is an essential discipline in which you can contribute to the built environment covering anything from towns, cities, roads, transport systems and leisure venues. We are moving towards mega cities in which people will connect via technology to improve quality of life and infrastructure. This gives society a considerable challenge in terms of ensuring quality of life in the future where there will perhaps be more regulation. In order to give you the best start in the profession our programme is fully RICS accredited and it is the only programme of its type in Scotland. The discipline has been a strength at University of Aberdeen for many years now and our connections with industry have been excellent over this time. The programme includes visits to a wide range of estate types, field trips and practical work.

The programme gives you a very thorough knowledge of all areas associated with land economy and rural property management. This includes looking the wide range of environmental challenges, rural management such as forestry and game management, agriculture and planning and environmental law. The modules you acquire are disciplines in themselves and very useful for your career opportunities which could be wide ranging, adding real value to your programme. Land Economy is a professional area which is always required across the UK and internationally to manage estates of all shapes and sizes and there are plenty of businesses specialising in this area. Within the North East of Scotland graduates have been employed in landed estates such as Buccleugh Estates, Strathmore Estates, conservation bodies such as National Parks and local government. Positions include: Commercial Surveyor, Land Manager, Surveyor, Rural Surveyor and more.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • Contemporary Environmental Challenges
  • Forestry and Game Management
  • Agricultural Principles and Practices
  • Planning, Land and Environmental Law

Semester 2

  • Valuation for Rural Surveyors
  • Rural Business Management
  • Rural Policy in Practice
  • Research Methods

Semester 3

  • Dissertation

Optional for PgDip

  • Case Study/Dissertation

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • The programme is fully RICS accredited which means you get and MLE and RiCS and professional status at graduation
  • You are given plenty of challenges in terms of the diversity of projects which require successful rural decision making
  • You gain valuable business skills which allow you to consider self employment options, consultancy and specialist status
  • If you want to convert this programme is available to graduates from any discipline

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • 12 Months or 27 Months
  • September start

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