This fast-track conversion course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) under its Valuation, Commercial Property Practice, Residential Property Practice and Planning & Development specialisms.
The programme aims to combine academic excellence with the explicit development of the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to pursue successful careers in Real Estate, whether in the private or public sector, in the UK or internationally.
Aims of the Programme
This programme is designed to enable students to: • gain the necessary framework of knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to pursue a successful career in the real estate field • develop their capacity for critical thinking and ability to present sound, well-justified arguments and solutions to complex problems, recognising the interconnected nature of real estate practice • develop commercial awareness in conjunction with technical knowledge and skills to enable them to take a leading role in addressing the challenges facing the real estate industry • be able to draw upon the world-class research and practical experience of the School of Environment, Education and Development, together with our excellent links with business and the public sector, enabling them to explore new insights into the areas of sustainable development and strategic management of the built environment
One of the special features of our Masters programmes is the opportunity to work on a 'live' consultancy project. Working with industry partners, students will complete a piece of work within a real-world professional environment.
A comprehensive range of site visits, guest lectures and presentations from business and public organisations are an integral part of the course and networking opportunities are strongly promoted.
An overseas field trip is a recommended option on the programme. The cost of the visit is largely covered by the course fee, but students in recent years have also been asked to contribute around £350 towards the costs of the trip, depending on the venue. Recent locations have included Barcelona, Toronto, Amsterdam and Dublin. Countries to be visited may change their immigration and visa regulations at short notice. The Department cannot guarantee that where visas are required for the field course, they will be granted but will ensure that, in the unlikely event this occurs, affected students are not academically disadvantaged.