This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and can lead to Chartered Surveyor status after completion of the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). You’ll also benefit from the course’s strong and relevant partnerships with industry, including guest lectures from key figures in the industry. Our excellent links with industry employers and professional bodies will also enhance your career and opportunities.
The course enables you to undergo career conversion even if your expertise is non-technical. We also offer fast-track options for mature students wishing to enter the industry.
This course is one of the very few of its kind in the UK: a fast track to a professional qualification aimed at graduates with a non-property degree who want to be general practice surveyors and pursue a career in property development, investment and portfolio management, property valuation, the acquisition, management and disposal of real estate, or commercial and residential agency. It is also highly suitable for built environment professionals seeking membership of the valuation and surveying professions. The MSc in Real Estate Management focuses on the interaction between business and legal processes and their effect on property ownership and management, as well as the role that property plays within the context of the wider economy. The course involves an approach that integrates economic, social, fiscal, financial, legal and cultural issues as they relate to property matters.
Through a rigorous and coherent programme of study, the course seeks to:
• Produce capable, creative, reflective and critical professionals for the real state industry who can deal with complex issues systematically and creatively in order to make sound judgements and reach conclusions that are clearly and concisely communicated
• Develop a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical areness of the problems, issues and opportunities for the real estate industry
• Develop you rapidly as an independent and critical learner with personal and social awareness
• Enable you to consider, and critically comment on, the range of conflicting interests within a political, social, economic, technological, environmental and legal context
• Enable you to undertake a critical evaluation of the knowledge base and operation of the industry and to create new knowledge and practice
You will be given the opportunity to explore and develop your understanding of the industry through debate, learning and the development of ideas and experiences from another person's perspective. This innovative approach explores the theories of real estate by getting practitioners and graduates to research the real experience of practice.
The course has three primary aims:
• To enhance knowledge of the problems, issues and opportunities for the property industry
• To develop a greater understanding of the role of property within the overall development and investment strategy of an organisation
• To enhance the management and organisational skills necessary for interdisciplinary work and understanding
The University has a range of research (MPhil and PhD) postgraduate programmes - details can be found at: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/postgrad
This is a professionally accredited course which will lead to membership of RICS. Nearly all our graduates go straight into employment, where they are well paid and work in challenging roles. You could be employed in professional practice (individual firm), contracting and subcontracting organisations, commercial organisations, Local Authority and central Government, insurance companies and utility companies. Quantity Surveyors can be found working on projects such as motorways, railways, oil rigs, hospitals, schools, power stations, chemical plants, housing, hotels, banks, offices, heritage and conservation projects.