Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
This course is designed to prepare you for a demanding and rewarding career in real estate, in either the private or the public sector. It provides graduate-level entry into the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
You’ll develop knowledge and understanding of real estate and its role in the wider economy. Your study will give you the analytical skills necessary for successful property investment, development and management. You’ll also learn research skills and find out how research applies to real estate and real estate markets.
Where your masters can take you
Our graduates work in planning, real estate and related professions with private sector planning and real estate consultants, local authorities, policy analysts and international development and design agencies.
How we rate
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) says we’re the best RTPI-accredited planning school in the UK. 85 per cent of our research is classed as ‘world-leading’ ‘internationally excellent’ with ‘outstanding impacts’.
How we teach
Nothing is more important to us than your career. We work closely with industry to make sure our courses are up-to-the-minute and relevant so you’ll learn the skills you need to make it to the top in your chosen profession.
You’ll go on site visits and and take part in exercises that simulate real global challenges. Past field trips have included trips to London, Seoul, Cairo and Istanbul. We also organise work placements with planning agencies.
There are lectures, seminars, computer workshops and tutorials. You’re assessed on your coursework and a dissertation.
Core modules: Real Estate Economics; Investment Finance and Funding; Applied Real Estate Valuation; Research Methods.
Core module: Integrated Project specialising in Investment Valuation and Law of Business Leases.
Examples of optional modules
Real Estate International Market Analysis; Sustainable Development in Practice; Real Estate Development; Sustainable Development: A Critical Perspective; Planning Law; Issues in Housing; Local and Regional Economic Policy.
In contrast to my undergraduate degree in Geography the MA was very vocational and I have acquired many skills directly applicable to a career in property. Most of the assignments considered real life scenarios in the city on which we had to make informed decisions. To be able to go and visit the sites gave a much greater sense of involvement than any fictional location would. The great range of modules linked directly to career pathways in commercial surveying jobs, such as Valuation, Investment, Property Law and Property Development, gave a great sense of what a career in the industry will involve. The standard of teaching at The University of Sheffield is very high and I credit much of this success to the guidance I received from my tutors and lecturers throughout the course of the year. Everybody on the course got on well and I was able to develop some close friendships with my course mates. We regularly helped each other out with assignments and enjoyed a fair few course socials together in the process! I am really glad I made the decision to take the course at such a well-respected university.
A good honours degree or equivalent qualification at undergraduate level and/or relevant practical experience. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Recipient: University of Sheffield
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