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Real Estate MSc

Course Description

Choose Kingston's Real Estate MSc

This is an innovative degree designed primarily for people working or wanting to work in the real estate sector either in the UK or beyond who are seeking to gain a high-level head start. The reflective practitioner at junior or middle-management level can study individual modules to meet CPD requirements or to enhance their academic qualifications.

Choose to study full time or part time.

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Students come from all over the world to study on Kingston University courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts.

Kingston University has produced more graduate start-up companies than any other higher education institution in the UK for four years running.

Go on a field trip to a European city for a week.

Course available to practitioners working part time in Warsaw.

Kingston upon Thames has been rated London's happiest borough and has the lowest crime rate in London, as well as fast transport links to the city centre.

What will you study?

This course will help you develop key research and analytical skills alongside your practical competencies. Since there is so much flexibility within the curriculum, you can choose to deepen your knowledge within focused areas of investment, asset management or development.

You will study six modules. All of these have been designed to ensure that they align with the core competencies of RICS, but still allow you to pursue your particular interests through your research project. The project culminates in the unique masters conference, and you'll also get the opportunity to take part in an international residential field trip.


Written and oral assignments, practical case studies, research project culminating in the annual masters conference.

Course structure

You need to accumulate a total of 180 credits for this course, with each module worth 30 credits. Each block of 30 credits should take you around 300 hours to complete. This includes all interactive and private study time, including approximately 2 x 20 hours of face-to-face tuition and the time it takes to prepare the assessment materials.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.


Fundamentals of Real Estate Strategy
Concept, Property Appraisal and Valuation (includes international field trip)
Research Principles and Application
Research Project
Two option modules

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Visit the Real Estate MSc page on the Kingston University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Good honours degree; or an equivalent professional qualification. Part-time applicants need to be in relevant employment or have practical experience. Part-time applicants working in a real estate organisation can enrol onto the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence APC scheme alongside their academic studies. Kingston University's Institute of Real Estate is a RICS partnership university, and the MSc Real Estate is one of its professionally accredited programmes. Once enrolled on the programme, part-time students can register for their final RICS assessment programme and start their period of structured training at work.

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