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Real Estate (International) - MSc


Course Description

International real estate is a fast paced industry where you’ll be expected to use your decision-making, problem solving and negotiation skills to ensure the smooth running of properties globally. Clients include multinational corporations and residential property owners all over the world.

On this commercially orientated course you will network with industry contacts and learn from sector experts through live projects and field trips. You will benefit from the professional knowledge and experience of RICS chartered lecturers as you develop the skills to acquire, develop, manage, value and dispose of property and land for clients across the globe.

With a long history, well established links in the property industry excellent graduate employment (DLHE Survey 2014), this RICS-accredited MSc is perfectly placed to help launch your career.

Accredited by RICS, this MSc provides all of the academic theory and professional knowledge you need to become a chartered surveyor.

Learn From The Best

You will learn in a vibrant and dynamic environment, supported by a team of research-active academics whose diverse backgrounds in the sector span planning and development surveying, the Civil Service, research in the Centre for Regional Economic Development, commercial property market analysis and international heritage consultancy.

Lecturers balance their teaching and research with external industry-related projects and they use this knowledge to inform your learning. This approach creates a research-rich, practice-based environment which will develop your critical abilities, problem solving skills and lay a firm foundation for a career in the property industry.

Our strong links with industry give you the opportunity to work on live projects as part of your course. We also invite industry professionals to deliver guest lectures and share their experiences.

Teaching And Assessment

Designed to incorporate theoretical learning into practical scenarios wherever possible, this postgraduate degree develops the skills you will need to succeed in the rapidly evolving international property market. You will have many opportunities to engage with industry through project work, real world case studies, study visits, problem solving tasks, plus an opportunity to spend three days on site.

Internationally focused modules cover key concepts in real estate. They include planning and development, property valuation, investment, management, sustainability and legal processes. Some modules are assessed via traditional assignments and project reports, but where appropriate we use methods relevant to industry such as presentations, report-writing and mock client meetings. The course culminates in a 20,000 word dissertation in a related specialist area of your choice. There are no examinations for this course.

Module Overview
KA7009 - Commercial Property Valuation (Core, 20 Credits)
KA7010 - Property Markets, Investment and Finance (Core, 20 Credits)
KA7032 - Dissertation (Core, 60 Credits)
KA7035 - Real Estate Concepts and Research Methods (Core, 20 Credits)
KA7038 - International Real Estate Law & Practice (Core, 20 Credits)
KA7039 - International Urban Planning and Development (Core, 20 Credits)
KA7040 - Sustainable Construction and Technology (Core, 20 Credits)

Learning Environment

You’ll find the latest technologies to support you in our specialist laboratories and studios. You will also benefit from dedicated project space and study areas for group and individual work.

The programme team have developed a coherent approach to technology enabled learning (TEL) which you can use on and off campus. This includes specialist software and online access to module information, key texts, podcasts and a range of teaching-related materials to support active learning.

Research-Rich Learning

We take a research-led approach to all aspects of teaching. As practicing researchers, our lecturers pass on the latest techniques from their ongoing work to ensure your learning is current and relevant.

We are a top 30 research department, with 50% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide Research Excellence Framework (REF2014, UoA16) and the department is ranked 21st in the UK for the reach and significance of our research impact. This means we are well placed to support you to develop your own research skills.

Specialist research includes the mechanics of regeneration, office to residential conversions, sub-national development, urban land economics, sustainable urban development, commercial and industrial property market modelling, redevelopment of brownfield land and property development appraisal.

Give Your Career An Edge

You will graduate from this RICS-accredited course with all of the academic requirements for graduate membership, ready to undertake the two years’ professional experience you need to become fully chartered.

We have long established relationships with employers in both national and international organisations, including DTZ, CBRE, JLL, Savills, Knight Frank and GVA. Working with these employers throughout your course will give you invaluable sector knowledge and connections that could benefit your career enormously.

You will also have the opportunity to network with industry professionals through organisations such as the RICS Matrics who run networking events for students and recently qualified and graduate surveyors.

Your Future

Current skills shortages in the sector mean that real estate graduates are in demand. With the Northumbria MSc, personal development is considered as important as academic progress which means you enter the job market with awareness of critical evaluation, problem solving, negotiation, communication and decision-making; essential for effective collaboration with clients and associates. As a result, prospects for Northumbria graduates are excellent.

Our graduates work for corporate financial institutions, government organisations, multinationals and private clients all over the world in roles such as surveying, investment, property valuation, planning and development, and property management.

Visit the Real Estate (International) - MSc page on the Northumbria University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally be required to have a lower second class honours degree (or equivalent to this UK level achievement). Additional evidence of other attainment/relevant work experience may be sought to support an application. Full membership of a relevant professional body will be accepted in lieu of an undergraduate degree.

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