This fast-track conversion course combines academic excellence with the explicit development of the transferable skills essential for a career in real estate whether in the private or public sectors, in the UK or internationally.
There are a number of course units common to the MSc Real Estate Asset Management and MSc Real Estate Development that provide a sound grounding in real estate from the perspectives of investor, developer, occupier and the broader society. You then follow specific course units, depending on the specialist route chosen, with the ability to choose further optional units to reflect your own particular interests.
A residential fieldtrip to London is an integral part of the programme and there is an optional fieldtrip to another major European city. It is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors under its Valuation, Commercial Property, Residential and Planning & Development pathways.
You will -Gain the necessary framework of knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to pursue a successful career in the real estate field. -Develop your capacity for critical thinking and ability to present sound, well-justified arguments and solutions to complex problems, recognising the interconnected nature of real estate practice. -Develop commercial awareness in conjunction with technical knowledge and skills to enable you to take a leading role in addressing the challenges facing the real estate industry. -Be able to draw upon the world-class research and practical experience of the School of Environment, Education and Development, together with our excellent links with business and the public sector, enabling you to explore new insights into the areas of sustainable development and strategic management of the built environment.
Teaching and learning
Part-time students complete the full-time programme over 27 months. There are no evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme, therefore if you are considering taking a programme on a part-time basis, you should discuss the requirements with the Programme Director and seek approval from your employer to have the relevant time off. Timetabling information is normally available from late August from the Programme Administrator and you will have the opportunity to discuss course unit choices during induction week with the Programme Director.
Coursework and assessment
The taught elements of this course are assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, report-writing, project portfolios and presentations. The majority of assessment is based on individual work with an element of collaborative project work. After the taught-element of the course, over the summer, you will undertake a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of your choice, overseen by an appropriate supervisor.
The programme prepares students for employment in real estate professional practice, in the UK or internationally. Potential careers could be in both the private and public sector ranging across global consultancies, investment advisors and corporate organisations to regional property practices and development companies to government agencies or even your own real estate business. Recent graduates have gone on to work for consultancies including CBRE in UK and China, JLL, Savills, Cushman & Wakefield, Colliers International and Real Estate companies such as Grosvenor, Kier, Bruntwood and Wanda.
Complementary careers advice sessions, tailored for real estate, are provided alongside professional networking opportunities.
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - Valuation, Commercial Property, Residential and Planning & Development pathways