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This course will give you a quality mixed general practice real estate qualification with the possibility of international, residential and other specialisations.

Course Overview

This one-year Masters is the optimal route into a burgeoning profession where the practical experience, professional contacts and global perspective you acquire will help you build a solid foundation for the future.

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this course is highly respected by the industry, where graduates go on to secure work in all areas of real estate, including asset management, consultancy, social housing and mixed general practice.

Interactive discussions and collaborative projects will improve the teamwork skills that employers are looking for, while site visits, guest speakers, an overseas field trip and visits to Royal Society Estate events will give you invaluable access to professional contacts and their expertise.

Once you graduate you can register for the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) that, following a minimum of two years professional training, culminates in the application for MRICS designation as a Chartered Surveyor.

Part-time students, if in approved relevant work, may apply for their APC registration upon enrolment to the programme.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), they have produced this short video highlighting their recent work.

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement is the minimum of an Honours degree at a 2:1 classification or equivalent. Students with lower academic achievements with relevant real estate practice experience may be considered for admission.


The course comprises eight modules and a 20,000 word dissertation, and is studied either 2 days a week full-time over 12 months or one day a week part-time over 2 years at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester.

You will learn via lectures, ‘live scenario’ case studies, site visits (including to London); group assessments, simulated practice exercises, research paper seminars, written reports, valuation computations and technical interactive workshops. 

Whilst there is no final examinations, you will need to achieve module learning outcomes so that you emerge from this programme as a competent and employable professional.

For assessments, you will gather, evaluate and synthesise a balanced range of information to formulate sound advice to a diverse range of private and public-sector clients. A particular characteristic of this degree is the flexibility to enable you to specialise in, for example, International, Residential, Rural, Development, Finance, or Heritage areas.

Market analysis, valuation and development appraisal skills are supported by access to leading industry databases and software (CoStar, BCIS, EGi, Argus) and statistical programs (SPSS).  


Plus ONE additional module, selected from:

*subject to minimum numbers


Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or trailing module fees, re-sit fees or dissertation extensions).

Please refer to Tuition Fees webpage

Tuition fees may be subject to an inflationary increase each year as set out in our Access and Participation Plan 2019/20.

For full details, please visit the fees and funding webpage.


The University offers a range of generous fee waivers and bursaries. To find out more about the scholarships, awards and bursaries available, please visit the scholarships webpage.


Real estate professionals are in great demand and the University has achieved high levels of success in placing graduates in major urban and rural real estate companies and advisory practices. Key areas include:

  • Mixed General Practice
  • Agency
  • Valuation
  • Investment /Asset Management
  • Corporate Real Estate/Facilities Management
  • Residential / Social Housing
  • Development / Infrastructure
  • Statutory advice
  • Consultancy
  • Real estate analysis and research

Apply now

Applications to study for postgraduate degrees need to be made directly through the University. 

You can now apply via our website, using the online application form. 

Visit the Real Estate - MSc page on the Royal Agricultural University website for more details!






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