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Real Estate (Commercial Option) MSc (RICS accredited)

This is a 12 month intensive programme to convert you to be able to practice in real estate management. Any degree discipline will be considered. The programme has been running for over 20 years at Aberdeen and it is a programme for which Aberdeen is highly regarded internationally. You are taught from our business strengths which lie in property valuation, investment, economics and finance. There has always been a need for highly trained professionals in this fascinating and complex industry. You get an academic qualification from a reputable known UK Business School and an accredited RICS professional qualification.

You learn a considerable amount about real estate management including legal considerations, economics, investment, development, and analysis. This programme is ideal for students from the UK however we also provide an international pathway programme for international students and those wishing to pursue global interests. You are taught by the Global Real Estate Group at Aberdeen. Careers can be wide and varied including surveying, investment and property valuation, planning development and property management and others. Many of our graduates work in the city in London and other UK cities in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and so on. Many work with local practices in the UK.

We support you further with talks from industry professionals to find out what it is like to practice in real estate and answer your questions. We go to 'site visits' and we give you project work from industry to help you get real skills and application at the start. You will give you plenty of vocational and academic experience to ensure you have the robust skills necessary for the fascinating environment of Real Estate.

Take a look at our Business School. We offer both online and campus programmes from solid decades of expertise in business areas.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1


  • Real Estate Research
  • Property Law and Institutions
  • Valuation and Finance
  • Real Estate Economics

Semester 2

  • International Real Estate
  • Advanced Valuation and Development
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Real Estate Finance


  • Critical Studies Papers
  • Strategic Financial Analysis
  • Talking to Teams
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Essential Human Practices


  • Real Estate Dissertation

There is also a commercial option to this degree which you can take. Please find out more from the programme web page as you can then find out which course modules you need to take to ensure you are studying the Commercial Option or the International Option

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • The degree is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and allows you to proceed to RICS Assessment of Professional Competence
  • The programme is well known at Aberdeen and has been running for over 20 years from a strong teaching and research team from around the world.
  • Business Management is ranked No.1 at Aberdeen in Scotland and No.2 in the UK for research (REF 2014)

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • 12 Months Full Time
  • September start 
  • There is also an international option

International Student Fees

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*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.



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