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Search the site, mastery of management graduate diploma on, real estate (property) management, this program provides detailed, thorough, well-planned and learner-friendly guidance of the essential concepts which need to be understood to achieve a successful professional career in the field of real estate (property) management. it is designed for anyone wishing to study and/or understand the essential concepts needed for real estate, surveying, land management, housing, property, planning and construction..
The key concepts of this interesting study and career area are arranged, defined and explained to provide key knowledge and understanding, quickly and conveniently. The most important subjects in land and property fields are introduced and written about by experts with considerable expertise of property management in the modern business environment. The course covers: Planning, Building surveying, Valuation, Law, Economics, Investment, Finance, Quantity surveying, Construction, Regeneration, Sustainability, Property management, and more. The course includes many relevant examples and illustrations and advice to encourage a deep understanding of the subjects.
(1) Anybody enrolling for this Programme before 31st December 2023 will also be enrolled FREE for a Course on Leadership /Management ; the only requirement is that you provide your personal email address to the College on enrolment.
(2) During the “Covid-19” (Corona) virus pandemic and in lock-down periods, affected Members may be allowed to take Assignments (home-based course work) instead of or in addition to sitting Examinations to complete the Programme; details can be provided on request after enrolment onto the Programme.
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The major topics covered include:
- Introduction to Real Estate Management
- Agency - client relationships
- Building Surveying
- Commercial Property Management
- Construction and Development
- Economics for Real Estate
- Finance, Investment, Taxation
- Land Management
- Elements of Real Estate Law
- Planning in Real Estate
- Property Asset Management
- Quantity Surveying
- Real Estate and Land Regeneration
- Residential Property & Housing Management
- Issues of Sustainability and Environment
- Real Estate Valuation
Your CIC Fee includes:-
- Your enrolment/registration with Cambridge International College, and your own high-quality, professionally produced and illustrated comprehensive Core Study Publication and supplementary Study Publication.
- Study & Training Guidance with advice on how to study to achieve success and gain top results.
- A detailed, professionally written Examinations Guide which includes expert advice, guidance and tips on how to prepare for, approach and answer Examinations in order to achieve the best results.
- A Past Paper/Questions.
- The Final Examination sat under Invigilation/Supervision in your own area - full details, guidance and explanation of how your Examination will be arranged and how Invigilation is conducted will be provided when you register. Note, CIC arranges Examinations in over a hundred countries worldwide for thousands of Members every year; it is a flexible, straightforward process and will be arranged when YOU are ready to write your Examination.
- The prestigious Cambridge International College Mastery of Management Diploma when you pass the Final Examination.
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This Program is intended to develop the career of anyone working in, or intending to work in, a range of careers including the broad field of real estate and property management, building surveying, land management, housing, property investment, property management and construction management.
Completing this high-level Program is positive indication of your ability to successfully undertake further studies at level-6 and graduate level, in business, management, project management, construction and wider property management-related studies.
There is a wide range of options for further study - see the "Related Courses" section for suggestions – which include the ‘wider’ syllabus ABA & Baccalaureate Programmes and the 'Double Award' EBA & BBA Bachelor degree Programme , and the 'Double Award' EMBA & MBA degree Programme . You are welcome to ask the College for advice, and of course you can see details of these Programmes on this website.
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The standard Study Period is one year (12 months) but the actual time taken to complete the Mastery of Management Graduate Diploma is flexible.
To gain your prestigious high-level Mastery of Management Graduate Diploma you must sit and pass a written Examination/Assessment. Full and clear details about this are provided to you, including in your Study & Training Guide, after you have enrolled. The clear information explains when, where and how your Examination/Assessment will be arranged - it is a simple and straightforward process, which hundreds of thousands of other Members have successfully gone through. If you study well, and follow the advice in the CIC Study & Training Guide, then you should be able to achieve a good result and obtain your respected Graduate Diploma!
** During the "Covid-19" (Corona) virus pandemic, Members may opt to take an Assignment (home-based course work) instead of an Examination to complete the Program.
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A professional, graduate level qualification, ideal for high-level responsibility in real estate and property management and related career areas.
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Real Estate Management BSc (Hons)
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award
Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a TEF Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold , as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
Why choose this course?
Knowledge of real estate is fundamental in understanding the properties we live in, work in and spend our leisure time in. If you're interested in becoming a real estate professional or chartered surveyor, this course is ideal.
Centred around the property life cycle, you'll study valuation, law, estate agency and asset management, as well as economics, planning and development, business management and accounting principles.
You will be taught by an excellent team of chartered surveyors, lawyers and experienced academics with extensive experience of operating in the UK and overseas markets. Your studies will reflect the need for responsibly managed and sustainable environments.
Through connections and close links to industry professionals and firms, this course ensures you can hit the ground running when you start a work placement or graduate job.
- We are ranked top in London and No.5 in the UK for Land and Property Management (The Times Good University Guide 2024).
Please note the change in course title: This course previously ran as ‘Real Estate Management with Business Experience BSc (Hons)' until 2021. For 2022 entry onwards, it is named ‘Real Estate Management BSc (Hons)'.
Reasons to choose Kingston University
- This degree is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). If you wish to work towards a qualification as a chartered surveyor, this degree fulfils the academic requirements.
- Taught at the triple-accredited Kingston Business School, reflecting the entrepreneurial nature of real estate.
- Active liaison with industry professionals and academic mentoring ensures that after three years, you'll have both a degree and the practical understanding that employers are looking for.
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What you will study
This course offers a comprehensive and in-depth study of real estate management. It includes detailed discussions on property valuations, investment strategies, the legal frameworks in real estate, and the economic factors influencing the property market. The curriculum also addresses corporate strategies and financial considerations within the real estate sector.
The course highlights the significance of understanding the social and environmental impacts in real estate decisions. This broad approach ensures that you will gain a complete and nuanced understanding of the various elements of the real estate industry.
In the first year, we lay the foundation for your understanding of real estate management. You will explore key concepts such as the valuation and appraisal of real estate assets, the principles of building technology and the legal and economic underpinnings of the real estate sector. This year sets the stage for an in-depth exploration of the field, providing you with essential knowledge and skills.
Property inspection, measurement and construction.
This module gives you the opportunity to develop a knowledge of building design, construction methods, building performance, pathology and remedial mechanisms across a range of asset types and comparing traditional and non-traditional buildings.
At the same time, you will build your understanding of the social, economic and environmental consequences of building construction, from the perspective of sustainability, environmental impact, and legal and regulatory compliance.
You will develop a systematic approach to real estate inspection and measurement, learning how regulatory and professional standards impact practitioners' work.
Planning, Land Use and Development
This module will develop your knowledge of current planning legislation and policies in a practice-related context, offering a contextual awareness of existing, new and emerging planning policy and developing trends.
Land, property and planning are closely linked, therefore the module enables you to gain a practical understanding of the development process from the developers' viewpoint, which is essential to facilitate development effectively.
Principles of Law, Business Management and Accounting
This introductory module provides you with a thorough grounding in both the basics of organisational management and the legal context in which real estate operates.
Lectures introduce the principles of English Legal System, Land, Tort and Contract Law, and the basics of Landlord and Tenant Law. The module also explores the nature of business and other organisational structures, such as charities and professional bodies, and introduces you to basic accounting principles.
Real Estate Economics, Valuation and Appraisal
This module provides you with a foundational understanding of economic theory, investment principles and the functioning of main institutions in the real estate market.
The role of the valuer and valuation approaches and methods will be introduced, so you can understand the main purposes and bases of value used in the valuation profession. You will be also be taught to construct and apply valuation and financial formulae in the context of real estate valuations and appraisals.
The module is taught by a series of lectures, seminars and IT workshops, in which you are expected to take an active part.
The second year advances upon the foundational knowledge you acquire in the first year, exploring deeper into specific realms of real estate management. You will engage with more complex topics, including landlord and tenant law, the complexities of the UK planning system, and the principles of commercial real estate management.
Additionally, this year introduces advanced valuation techniques, enhancing your ability to assess property values in various contexts. This stage is vital for developing a nuanced and comprehensive understanding of the diverse aspects of the real estate industry.
Landlord and Tenant: Law and Practice
This module provides a legal, practical and professional basis for understanding and applying the law and practice relevant to the control and regulation of both commercial and residential tenanted properties.
You will explore the statutory framework of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), with specific reference to understanding the structure of leases (leaseholds) and properties held under commonhold title.
The module will also appraise conflict avoidance and dispute resolution mechanisms, emphasising mediation, arbitration, expert determination and litigation, along with the roles of expert witnesses and advocates in those dispute arenas.
Real Estate Asset Management Practice
This module enables you to develop the knowledge and practice skills in real estate management. It focuses on appreciating landlord-tenant relationships and evaluating alternative professional strategies across various asset and property management scenarios.
Emphasis is placed on strategic asset and operational real estate management situations where you will be expected to appraise a range of leased situations and provide the best professional advice.
The module also provides an introduction to accountancy rules and revenue, and capital taxes in relation to their implications for real estate owners and occupiers.
Property Agency: Law and Practice
This module aims to provide you with a thorough grounding in the law and practice of real estate agency, including the undertaking of market appraisals, effecting marketing campaigns and seeing lettings and sales conclude through the conveyancing process.
You will be introduced to a series of statutory and common law provisions and regulations impacting acquisition, disposal and leasing transactions. Corruption, bribery and money laundering laws and activity will be reviewed.
The requirements of the Equality Act 2010, Health and Safety legislation, Planning Law legislation and Energy Performance Certificates will be directly applied to property transactions. The impact of sustainability on property pricing will be considered.
Advanced Real Estate Economics, Valuation and Appraisal
This module builds on your existing knowledge of property appraisal and valuation techniques and develops your skills further.
You will undertake more complex problems applying a range of established techniques. This module also enhances investment appraisal techniques, applying cash flow analysis to property investments. It includes more complex statistical analysis conducted in IT workshops.
The impact of Valuation Standards and regulatory controls will be appraised in connection with the production of valuations and valuation reports for clients for a range of purposes. The module is taught through lectures, seminars and interactive IT workshops.
Study abroad optional year
You have the option to take an additional year to study abroad or to undertake a year-long work placement (or even a mix of both).
In the final year, you will engage in a comprehensive study of advanced real estate topics, preparing you for professional practice. The curriculum covers complex areas such as investment strategies, asset management, and professional ethics and practice in real estate.
This year includes a significant research component, allowing you to explore an area of interest in depth and apply your accumulated knowledge to real-world scenarios.
Investment Appraisal and Progressive Valuation Practice
This module equips you with an in-depth understanding of real estate appraisal and valuation principles, theories and practices for various purposes, including statutory, investment and portfolio analysis.
It covers critical evaluations, comprehensive appraisals and interpretations of real estate investment performance at both single asset and portfolio levels. You will examine real estate finance, funding activities and the risk characteristics of domestic and international property portfolios, alongside an in-depth analysis of regulatory mechanisms in the valuation profession.
You will enhance your skills in appraisal and valuation modelling, with a focus on investment and portfolio analysis problem-solving.
Professional Practice in Context
This module builds on your existing knowledge of the law and professional practice. It further develops your analytical and critical skills when encountering legal and professional practice problems.
Knowledge of professional liability law is enhanced, along with an understanding of other aspects of professional practice, including ethical, legal and due diligence requirements.
This module also ensures that students develop a holistic understanding of sustainability as it applies to built environment professional practice.
This module offers the chance to design a small-scale research project on an original topic. It allows you to deeply explore a subject you find stimulating, further developing and practising your research skills gained earlier in the course.
The project involves demonstrating knowledge and competence in literature review, proposing various research methods and drawing well-founded conclusions.
The module includes a series of lectures on research methods to assist you. This culminating project ensures that you integrate your learning and develop specific skills and expertise that are pertinent to your future employability.
Corporate Real Estate and Strategic Consulting
This module is designed to enhance your understanding of strategic real estate consultancy and corporate real estate management. You will learn to assess and analyse real estate strategies at various levels – including strategic planning, corporate oversight and specific property management. This will involve exploring how these strategies can lead to better investment decisions and improve operational efficiency.
You will also examine the role of real estate within organisational structures and how it impacts business decisions and overall performance. This includes a look at the influences of consultancy, management tactics, as well as potential challenges and disruptions in the field. We will also discuss current trends in real estate, such as economic fluctuations, environmental concerns, societal shifts, and key economic factors.
The learning process will be supported by tutorials and workshops, complementing the lectures and focusing on hands-on, student-centred learning.
Foundation Year – Business
If you would like to study this business degree at Kingston University but are not yet ready to join the first year of a BSc (Hons) course, you may want to consider studying this course with a foundation year.
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Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability.
As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge.
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Kingston Business School Accreditations
Kingston Business School holds the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) in recognition of the excellence of its business education. This accreditation has been earned by just 5% of the world's business schools and recognises the high quality and standard of our business degree offerings.
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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
This degree carries full accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) – the leading source of land, property, construction and related environmental knowledge – under its university partnership scheme, ensuring that what you learn is relevant to industry.
To qualify as a chartered surveyor, you must:
- gain a RICS-approved academic qualification, such as a degree from Kingston; and
- successfully complete structured training, which ends in an assessment of your competence to practice (APC).
We are actively involved in APC, including preparation courses, and several staff members are RICS assessors. This means that Kingston can help you from the start of your undergraduate degree right through to your registration as a chartered surveyor.
Chartered status is available within this course in the following pathways: validation, commercial property practice, planning and development and residential property.
What our graduates say
Kingston University has helped to produce some great talent and is now recognised within the industry as one of the top universities for the surveying profession. There are many opportunities available here – including the DTZ Challenge, the European Real Estate Challenge in Berlin (for which I was nominated this year, and hope to participate in again next year after I've completed my placement), the projects abroad, and the opportunity to take a year out to work in the property sector.
Yvonne Lorraine Ambo, Real Estate Management BSc(Hons), Xcel Built Environment Student of the Year
The Real Estate Management BSc(Hons) at Kingston is a well-rounded surveying course. During the first year I enjoyed learning about a wide range of competencies relevant to the surveying profession, ranging from building construction to law and valuation. This varied approach gave me the chance to work out which areas interested me the most
Olivia Wood, Real Estate Management BSc(Hons), Winner of the RICS Surrey Local Association Student Award 2009
What our students say
"The Real Estate Management BSc (Hons) at Kingston University really stands out to me because of the passionate lecturers. They truly care about your experience within the university and on your course. There is never a doubt about whether you'll feel supported with your professional and personal development, as well as how inclusive and comfortable they make the environment you are working in. I recently have been appointed to head the Real Estate Society which I will strive to make a community where like-minded individuals can come together to share ideas and collaborate. I am thankful for the immense and continued support from my course in working towards becoming a successful Muslim woman in property."
Specialist careers support
You will take part in an Assessment Centre Experience, providing the opportunity to experience the pathway to employment with tailored feedback to help develop your employability skills for the world of graduate employment.
- Develop your understanding of the jobs market, including current trends and opportunities, different recruitment processes and how to identify relevant roles
- Receive personalised feedback reports to help you to improve and progress
- Access additional webinars on top tips, employer expectations and best practice
Typical offer 2024.
- 120-136 UCAS tariff points (to include at least two A-levels or equivalent qualifications); Degree with foundation year 64.
- BTEC Lvl3 National: Distinction, Distinction , Merit (DDM).
- Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects at grade C/4 or above, including Mathematics and English Language.
- Entry on to this course does not require an interview, entrance test, audition or portfolio
- We welcome applications from International applicants. Please view our standard entry requirements from your country
- All non-UK applicants must meet our English Language requirements . For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no element below 5.5
You will find more information on country specific entry requirements in the International section of our website.
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Typical offer and UCAS points explained
Like most universities, we use the UCAS Tariff point system for our course entry requirements.
Find out more about UCAS Tariff points and see how A-level, AS level, BTEC Diploma and T-level qualifications translate to the points system.
Teaching and assessment
Guided independent study (self-managed time).
When not attending timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This typically will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking coursework assignments, and preparing and giving presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, the library and CANVAS, the online virtual learning platform.
Our academic support team here at Kingston University provides help in a range of areas.
Dedicated personal tutor
When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor . This is the member of academic staff who will provide academic guidance, support you throughout your time at Kingston and show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer at Kingston University.
- Scheduled learning and teaching: 264 hours
- Guided independent study (self-managed time): 936 hours
- Scheduled learning and teaching: 223 hours
- Guided independent study (self-managed time): 977 hours
- Year 1 - 22% of your time is spent in timetabled learning and teaching activity
- Year 2 - 22% of your time is spent in timetabled learning and teaching activity
- Final year - 19% of your time is spent in timetabled learning and teaching activity
Contact hours may vary depending on your modules
How you will be assessed
Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. test or exam), practical (e.g. presentations, performance) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation). The approximate percentage for how you will be assessed on this course is as follows, though depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose:
- Coursework: 69%
- Practical: 11%
- Coursework: 59%
- Practical: 9%
- Coursework: 84%
- Practical: 5%
We aim to provide feedback to you on your assessments within 20 working days.
Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student friendly as possible, scheduled learning and teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9am and 6pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.
To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts around 40 students each year and lecture sizes are normally 30-45. However this can vary by module and academic year.
Who teaches this course?
You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on this course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Student academic mentors also provide support during certain tutorials / seminars, under the supervision of the module leader.
The following group of staff members are currently involved in the delivery of different elements of this course. This pool is subject to change at any time within the academic year.
Mr Martin Blackwell
Mr Carlos Garcia Gimenez
Ms Ana Pedro (Chadburn)
Dr Martyn Quarterman
Dr Jason (Jongseok) Rim
Course fees and funding, 2024/25 fees for this course.
The tuition fee you pay depends on whether you are assessed as a 'Home' (UK), 'Islands' or 'International' student. In 2024/25 the fees for this course are:
For courses with a sandwich year, the fee for the placement year can be viewed on the undergraduate fees table . The placement fee published is for the relevant academic year stated in the table. This fee is subject to annual increases but will not increase by more than the fee caps as prescribed by the Office for Students or such other replacing body.
* For full time programmes of a duration of more than one academic year, the published fee is an annual fee, payable each year, for the duration of the programme. Your annual tuition fees cover your first attempt at all of the modules necessary to complete that academic year. A re-study of any modules will incur additional charges calculated by the number of credits. Home tuition fees may be subject to annual increases but will not increase by more than the fee caps as prescribed by the Office for Students or such other replacing body. Full time taught international fees are subject to an annual increase and are published in advance for the full duration of the programme.
Eligible UK students can apply to the Government for a tuition loan, which is paid direct to the University. This has a low interest-rate which is charged from the time the first part of the loan is paid to the University until you have repaid it.
2023/24 fees for this course
The tuition fee you pay depends on whether you are assessed as a 'Home' (UK), 'Islands' or 'International' student. In 2023/24 the fees for this course are:
Chancerygate Foundation Bursary
The Chancerygate Foundation Bursary will support one student with a bursary of up to £10,000 per year for each year of study to cover the essential costs of living and studying with us, such as accommodation, books and equipment.
Find out more about the Chancerygate Bursary here.
Note for EU students: UK withdrawal from the European Union
The Government has recently announced that new students from the European Union and Swiss Nationals starting their course after August 2021 will no longer be eligible for a student loan in England for Undergraduate or Postgraduate studies from the 2021/22 academic year. This decision only applies to new EU students starting after 2021/22. If you are an existing/continuing EU student, you will continue to be funded until you graduate or withdraw from your course.
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Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. You may prefer to buy your own copy of key textbooks – this can cost between £50 and £250 per year.
There are open-access networked computers available across the University, plus laptops available to loan . You may find it useful to have your own PC, laptop or tablet which you can use around campus and in halls of residences. Free WiFi is available on each of the campuses. You may wish to purchase your own computer, which can cost from £100 to £3,000 depending on your course requirements.
Photocopying and printing
In the majority of cases written coursework can be submitted online. There may be instances when you will be required to submit work in a printed format. Printing, binding and photocopying costs are not included in your tuition fees, this may cost up to £100 per year.
Travel costs are not included in your tuition fees but we do have a free intersite bus service which links the campuses, Surbiton train station, Kingston upon Thames train station, Norbiton train station and halls of residence.
There is an internship option in the second year. Travel for this will vary according to the location of the internship and whether travel costs are covered by the internship provider, but for a London-based internship, the cost of a London Travelcard for zones 1-6 for three months could cost up to £600.
If the placement year option is chosen, during this year travel costs will vary according to the location of the placement, and could be from £0 to £2,000.
There are field trips or site visits in every academic year, usually within Kingston or London. These will incur a travel cost of approximately £20 to £40 per year.
After you graduate
You'll graduate ready for a career as a real estate professional, manager, valuation surveyor, agency or investment agent, or another general practice specialisation.
Types of jobs:
- Assistant surveyor
- Investment and estate agent
- Graduate surveyor
- Marketing manager
- Property consultant
- Property manager
- Residential property management surveyor
- Property development
- Sothebys Realty
- Lambert Smith Hampton
- Cushman & Wakefield
- Aviva Investors
- Colliers International
- Berkeley Homes
Our course offers a work placement to help you develop your skills and gain invaluable experience, this option will also help you to:
- Improve your career choices: Business experience and placements help you to make better-informed career choices and help you stand out from the competition when you look for a job.
- Help with your studies: Statistics indicate that on average students who do placements get better results in their final year.
- Develop your professional skills: Preparing you for your career
- Increase your employability: Each year many of our students receive graduate job offers from their placement employer.
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Programme Specifications for the course are published ahead of each academic year.
Regulations governing this course can be found on our website.
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MSc Real Estate Management
This course is open for applications
To apply for entry to this course in January 2024 please visit the 2023/24 course page
Page last updated 7 December 2023
This well respected, internationally recognised, RICS-accredited course boasts strong industry links and puts you on the fast track to Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors membership. It's designed to help you develop the key skills you'll need to become highly employable.
Accreditations and partnerships:
Surveying is a stand-out profession - it's well respected, provides a good living, and offers the opportunity to work anywhere in the world. This course gives you a set of transferable skills that make you highly sought after in the job market, and delivers a programme of study to provide graduates of a non-associated degree with the core technical knowledge and skills that can lead to membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). As a student on this course, you will be able to gain free student membership of RICS.
Give your career a competitive advantage
You'll gain an advanced understanding of concepts in real estate valuation, appraisal, development and management, and learn how to apply the theory to the real world so you can pursue and develop your career. You'll also develop Master's level research and analysis skills.
Your Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) with RICS begins once you are in relevant employment. It's the fastest route to RICS chartered status for graduates in other disciplines you could achieve your APC within three years. The course is so well regarded in the industry, we're approached regularly by employers who want UWE graduates to come and work for them. The course is even developed with our partner employers, to ensure we produce graduates they want to hire.
The course comprises 180 credits 120 taught and a further 60 for the dissertation.
- Real Estate Economics and Valuation (30 credits) - Develops your skills at reading property markets and understanding the related data and explores different methods of valuation.
- Strategic Estate Management (15 credits) - Examines the role property plays in the economy, organisations and communities, and the importance of a strategic approach to managing property, aligning real estate and carrying out business strategies.
- Real Estate Law (15 credits) - Covers the basic principles of real estate law and explores in further detail the law in areas best suited to your ambitions.
- Real Estate Investment and Development (30 credits) - Examines the key areas of commercial real estate investment at portfolio level, and innovations in real estate investment, and the financial, fiscal, planning and other regulatory issues when creating residential and commercial property.
- Managerial Finance for the Built Environment (15 credits) - Looks at one of the mandatory RICS competencies by giving you a firm grounding in the interpretation of published accounts and financial information. It also introduces you to management accounting.
- Sustainability in the Built Environment (15 credits) - Delivered by a multi-disciplinary team to provide the foundation for understanding how sustainable development can be achieved in both new and existing developments from individual buildings to large-scale infrastructures and neighbourhoods.
Dissertation (60 credits)
This personal research project of 14,000 words is usually linked to an aspect of real estate that has a specific professional application or is of personal interest to you. You have the choice of submitting your dissertation in the April or September following completion of the taught modules.
Please also note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.
The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.
Learning and Teaching
The experienced academics that teach the modules of this course are also accomplished professionals with many years in professional practice or research roles. Their knowledge and experience feeds straight into the course content along with the latest academic and business developments.
Teaching methods vary depending on the module, but all modules comprise lectures, project work and tutorials.
For more details see our glossary of teaching and learning terms .
You can begin your studies in September or January.
Full-time: 12 months.
You should spend a minimum of 28 hours a week studying.
Part-time: 24 months.
You should spend a minimum of 14 hours a week studying. Employed part-time students will also spend a further five hours a week in the workplace on Assessment of Professional Competence (APC)-related activities.
The taught portion of the programme is over two semesters (or four for part-time study). The first starts in September and ends in December, with an assessment period in January the second runs from January to April with an assessment period in May. You can start in either semester.
The Real Estate Economics and Valuations and Real Estate Investment and Development modules are taught each week (Tuesdays) and the other modules are taught alternating weeks on Thursdays.
We assess your work through a variety of coursework assignments, including essays, reports, surveys and presentations. There are some oral exams but no traditional, written examinations. We also encourage you to do 'formative work' to prepare for assessment. This does not count towards final marks, but the feedback you receive helps improve your performance.
Learn more about assessments at UWE Bristol.
This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This means, once you have completed a period of qualifying practice in employment (usually 2 years) and finished your degree, you can take the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). If successful, you will become a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor.
You will be able to gain free student membership of RICS whilst studying at UWE.
UWE Bristol has invested significantly in both online and university-based resources to support your study.
We have attractive and imaginatively designed spaces which can be used by students for individual study or collaborative projects, to meet with tutors or to access the latest online resources.
The library and some computer labs on campus are open 24 hours, and the department's suite of computer rooms supports software for word processing, data analysis, spatial analysis, computer-aided design and other specialist software. You also have access to a vast number of professional and academic journals and databases online through the library.
The department has an extensive programme of research and consultancy combining academic excellence and policy relevance one of many reasons we have such a well-established national and international reputation. We have a strong track record of securing project funding from bodies, including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the European Union , and work with a wide range of clients in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
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Our graduates go on to work in property and construction, with many of them employed by organisations such as JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE, Savills, NetworkRail, Allsops, YTL, Taylor Woodrow, GVA, Persimmon Homes, Valuation Office Agency, the Planning Inspectorate, Defence Estates, NHS Trusts, and various public landowning bodies, public sector organisations, local authorities and housing associations.
Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.
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For information on fees, managing your money and determining your fee status, please go to our fees and funding pages .
For information about funding options visit our postgraduate funding and scholarships pages .
We normally require an honours degree of 2.2 or above.
If you do not meet the above grade requirements but have at least 12 months relevant professional experience and/ or equivalent qualifications, we will consider you on an individual basis.
You are required to complete a personal statement for this course. Please read the personal statement guidance carefully and make sure that you answer the questions on the postgraduate application form within the personal statement tabs, keeping to the advised word count.
UWE Bristol's International College International students who do not meet the academic or English language requirements to study this course can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College .
English language support
If you meet the academic requirements but require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend one of our pre-sessional English courses. Students who successfully complete the pre-sessional course can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking an IELTS or equivalent.
Read more about our Pre-Sessional English Programme .
English Language Requirement
International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).
*The University accepts a large number of UK and international qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section .
How to apply
Read more about international applications and key international deadline dates .
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The Texas Real Estate Commission requires that an applicant pass six 30-hour courses as well as the state real estate licensing exam in order to receive a Real Estate Sales Agent License in the state of Texas. The six classes required by TREC are the same ones (RELE 1406, RELE 1200, RELE 1311, RELE 1319, RELE 2301) offered in our Level 1 Certificate of Real Estate and Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences degree at San Antonio College. Once an applicant has been approved by TREC to take the state licensing exam and passes the exam, they will receive their Texas Real Estate Sales Agent License. Having a current sales agent license (or broker license) shows that the applicant has passed the six courses and has the knowledge, skills, and competence to now be called a sales agent. The SLO’s for our Level 1 Certificate of Real Estate and Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences Real Estate Management degree courses match the required competencies tested on the Texas Real Estate Licensing Exam; therefore, a student who has a current Texas Real Estate Sales Agent License (or Broker License) has met the requirements to receive Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) for the six classes in our Level 1 certificate program and the Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences degree. This process is subject to accreditation.
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Real estate management.
Periodic review and revalidation in progress*
Spring start date 25 March 2024
Autumn start date 30 September 2024
4 – 4.5 years (part-time)
3 years (full-time)
Spring application deadline 19 February 2024
Autumn application deadline 26 August 2024
BUILT FOR LIFE
A career in real estate management is one of incredible variety and fantastic opportunities, with the exciting potential for a long and rewarding journey. The growing speed of the emerging markets, alongside the continuing internationalism of the professional practice make this a fantastic time to study the programme at UCEM. Whether you’re interested in valuation, sustainability, development, management, agency or investment in real estate, this is the programme for you.
This is an industry-recognised qualification that provides you with the academic preparation you need for a career in real estate. It is a fully supported online programme with great flexibility to earn while you learn, giving you the ability to study anywhere in the world.
THIS PROGRAMME IS FOR YOU IF:
- You want to begin or further your career in real estate management
- You want to study an accredited programme and gain professional membership
- You want to learn the principles of real estate management and strengthen your skills in the practice
About your programme
The programme is structured to deliver a fully rounded skill set for those wishing to practise in real estate and encompasses commercial property management, valuation, property economics, property development and planning. It will provide you with a rigorous academic platform that underpins your career trajectory to chartered status, giving you the skill set to rise to the challenges encountered in the workplace. You will have the flexibility to study either a part-time or full-time option.
Designed for busy working professionals, supported online education offers the flexibility to fit your studies around your work, enabling you to fast-track your career and directly apply your learning to your work.
The part-time route is for you if:
- You want to earn while you learn, picking up new skills or upskilling whilst balancing your work and life
- You want to get ahead in your industry while you study
- You want to put your learning into practice within your industry
Part-time route duration:
Students will be automatically registered on the 4.5 year programme duration from Autumn 2021 onwards. You may wish to complete your programme in four years. Students will be offered the opportunity to manage their final year of study once on programme.
If you want to study full-time and complete your studies within three years, then this route is for you.
The full-time route is for you if:
- You want to complete your studies faster than our part-time route
- You have the ability to focus completely on your studies
- You want to be in demand in your profession even sooner
You’ll have the flexibility to go part-time at a later date if you decide you want to slow down the pace or study alongside work.
Given the intensive nature of the full-time route, applications will be reviewed by a member of the academic team who may contact you for a discussion about your application.
- This undergraduate degree programme comprises 17 modules including a project module
- Our programmes are flexible and can be started in either autumn or spring
- You may be able to get apprenticeship funding through your employer to study this programme
- All modules are worth 20 credits, except the project module which is worth 40 credits
- Accredited by globally renowned professional body RICS and recognised by PSRA
- Registered with the Hong Kong Non-local Courses Registry (NCR registration number 252439)
What you’ll study.
If you require further information about programme content, please view the full programme specification which sets out aims, intended learning outcomes and assessment methods. Please note that modules are subject to change .
To make sure our programmes are always high quality and relevant for our students we review and update our programmes on a regular cycle. This is known as “periodic review and revalidation” and this year this programme will be going through this process. Therefore, the programme information presented here may change in Autumn 2024. Information about any changes will be published in Spring 2024.
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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the United Nation’s economic, social and environmental plan to achieve sustainable development. The SDG’s are central to this ambition, and must therefore be a critical part of built environment curriculums.
How does this course align?
This course has been designed with the UN SDG’s in mind. The following SDG’s are of particular significance for this module:
How you’ll learn
Studying online means taking control of when and where you study so you can study at your own pace, no matter where you are in the world. It means being able to balance your home and work life with your education so you can earn while you learn.
When you study at UCEM, you’ll be using our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), a specialised resource which provides you with everything you need to keep on top of your studies and succeed.
You’ll be guided through your learning with weekly study schedules and course guides, which you can adapt to suit your needs, pace and lifestyle. Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone as you’ll be fully supported by tutors and a community of students throughout your journey.
The online learning experience
Your learning experience with UCEM will be fully supported through a range of activities on our VLE. You’ll also have access to UCEM’s valuable and comprehensive e-library service, providing you with a wealth of subject-specific materials to support you throughout your studies.
Your learning will be broken down into the following (on average):
Directed study time (45%)
Participating in webinars and online discussion forums
Watching videos and voice-over presentations
Undertaking exercises and quizzes linked to programme material
Self-directed study time (25%)
Reading textbooks and study papers to develop your subject knowledge
Assessment study time (30%)
Planning and writing coursework
Each 20-credit module equates to a total of 200 study hours broken down between directed online learning, self-directed learning and assessment.
The types of assessments used on this programme will include coursework (such as essays, reports, portfolios, reflections, problem or short questions or video presentations), computer-based assessments and computer-marked assessments (CMAs). The exact combinations of assessment will vary from module to module.
Your expected time commitment for the part-time route is around 15-20 hours per week. This is based on you studying two modules per six-month semester.
The expected time commitment for the full-time route is around 25-35 hours per week This is based on you studying three modules per six-month semester.
How you’ll be supported during your studies
Programme leader, matthew smith – bsc mrics cert ed med fhea.
While studying with UCEM, you’ll be fully supported on your programme by our friendly and informative academic and support teams who will be there to guide you from the moment you enrol until the day you graduate. They’ll assist you with your online learning experience, provide you with academic support and be there for you if you have any disability or wellbeing support needs.
Student engagement team
This team is your first point of contact as a student. They will support you in your studies and queries, ensuring you are put in touch with the right teams and services within UCEM.
This team will help you navigate the world of online learning and the VLE. Whether you need help with online learning or managing your workload, this team is here to support you all the way through your journey.
Our academic staff are experts in their fields and are here to make your studies with UCEM stimulating and inspiring whilst offering vital support and guidance along the way.
Apprenticeship Outcomes Officers (AOO)*
This team will support you throughout your apprenticeship journey. They will provide you and your employer information, advice and guidance and monitor the progress made against the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard.
*Only applicable for apprentices.
Your module leader is assisted by a team of module tutors to provide support via discussion forums and webinars.
Disability and wellbeing team
This friendly team is here to listen and provide expert guidance, support and assistance at any time throughout your studies.
Matthew Smith is a chartered surveyor with 12 years of professional practice with commercial, residential development and healthcare property. He has experience of valuation, agency, development and investment appraisal as well as compulsory purchase and insolvency. He also has a keen interest in building technology and proptech.
Matthew moved into education in 1997 and has both a Certificate and Master’s in Education. He has won awards for his teaching and learning and in 2012 was shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education Most Innovative Teacher of the Year Award.
He is as passionate about real estate as he is about learning, and his commitment to supporting students in their studies is evident in his winning the Birmingham City University Extra Mile Award.
Matthew has been an Associate Tutor at UCEM since 2005 but became a full-time tutor in 2021. He also delivers module content at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
“The degree in Real Estate Management is an enjoyable and engaging one. UCEM offers a broad support network to utilise, with forums, webinars and private assigned tutor groups available: bridging the gap between the student and university, aiding quick communication. Each of the learning weeks offer a diverse selection of resources through a number of media, keeping the programme varied and interesting.“
Sophie Banks, BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management Apprentice Apprentice Surveyor, CBRE, UK
And access options.
You are required to be 18 years or over at the start of your programme.
Don’t meet the entry requirements listed below?
If you do not the meet the entry requirements but would like to be considered for this programme, please get in touch with our friendly admissions team . Your application may still be considered or an alternative programme offered. We also offer a BSc Access Module which helps those who don’t currently meet the entry requirements to progress onto their chosen degree on completion.
Evidence is required in the form of certificate or statements. You should send photocopies that have been verified by someone in a professional occupation.
Applications are assessed in accordance with the UCEM Code of Practice on Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning .
Assessment for full-time route:
Contextualised Admissions Policy (UK domiciled students)
UCEM is committed to widening participation in higher education and enabling students to achieve their full academic potential. We recognise that some students are more likely to face barriers to fulfilling their academic potential at school/college than others, through no fault of their own. Our contextual offer scheme exists to provide fairness and equality of opportunity, by ensuring that adequate steps are taken to address differences between applicants, including differences in their experience of educational opportunities. It compliments and supports our existing Access and Participation Plan .
Read more about the UCEM Contextualised Admissions Policy .
96 UCAS tariff points (or an equivalent level of attainment through recognised qualifications not included in the UCAS tariff)
English language requirement
All UCEM programmes are taught and assessed in English. In addition to the programme entry requirements listed above, all applicants will therefore be required to demonstrate adequate proficiency in the language before being admitted to a programme.
You should have:
- GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English Language or English Literature, or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.
- Grade 5.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in the reading and writing modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test administered by the British Council
- 79 or above in the Internet option, 213 or above in the computer-based option or 550 or above in the paper-based option, of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test
- Grade C or above in English (Language or Literature) at A/S Level
- A cognate sub-degree (Level 5) qualification taught and assessed in English from the University of Hong Kong or City University of Hong Kong
GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in Mathematics or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.
Completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Surveying** or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Technical* through which a Construction and Built Environment Diploma with a minimum DD profile was obtained or through which a Construction and Built Environment Extended Diploma with a minimum MMM profile was obtained or an equivalent qualification
A current RICS Associate qualification (AssocRICS) and be in relevant employment**
Successfully completed the UCEM BSc Access Module
GCSE Grade C (or 4) or above in English and Mathematics or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.
* Recognised qualifications having an equivalent level of attainment as those recognised by UCAS include: Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diploma (HND), professional qualifications from recognised institutions, certain armed forces qualifications and partially completed degrees. There are also a wide range of international qualifications that are deemed to have UCAS point equivalent values.
For more information on equivalent qualifications please contact: [email protected] .
** Completion of this apprenticeship will need to be evidenced through a verified copy of the apprenticeship completion certificate as issued by the apprenticeship certification body.
- GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English Language or English Literature or an equivalent qualification
- Grade 6.0 or above, with at least 6.0 in the reading and writing modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test administered by the British Council
- 88 or above in the internet option, 230 or above in the computer-based option or 570 or above in the paper-based option of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test
Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree that has been taught and examined in English can be considered for entry in the absence of the English language qualifications detailed above.
Fees and funding
2023/24 academic year
£1,320 per module x 17 modules (usually students undertake two modules per semester).
Total programme fee £22,440
2024/25 academic year
£1,500 per module x 17 modules (usually students undertake two modules per semester).
Total programme fee £25,500
You can pay in a one-off transaction, per semester or per month. You can find out more on our payment options page.
You may be eligible for funding for your studies. This programme is designated for Student Finance, and students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland may apply for an Undergraduate Loan. Eligible students can apply for funding each academic year. The loan is then paid in three instalments throughout the academic year. It is also registered with the Skills Funding Agency for Professional and Career Development Loans. You can find out more on our student finance page.
Your programme fees are fixed for the duration of your studies. This means that the fee you pay per module will not increase from one year to the next, as long as you remain registered on the same programme. All learning resources required for successful completion of each module are provided as part of your fee. The core reading resources within each module and additional reference material and supplementary resources to support your studies will be provided via the specific VLE module pages and within the e-library.
Many employers will sponsor/part-sponsor their employees on their degree as it will benefit them to have your knowledge within their business.
To find out more information, head to our employer sponsorship webpage .
This programme is also available as part of an apprenticeship, for those in relevant employment. To find more information, head to our become an apprentice webpage .
Need a helping hand with your fees?
Our bursary scheme is designed to assist those new students who are able to demonstrate financial need. The bursary is open to new undergraduate students from all countries and will provide a discount on fees for the duration of the programme.
You can find out more and apply for the New Student Bursary Scheme on our financial support page .
Unlock your potential.
As a graduate from this programme, you’ll be able to pursue a wide variety of successful career paths, typically encompassing work for real estate consultancies, property developers and property investors such as pension funds and insurance companies.
Many of our graduates have public sector positions in local and central government departments/agencies that either hold significant real estate or provide real estate services. The larger public limited companies (PLCs) and other substantial property occupiers also need professional expertise to manage their corporate real estate interests, as do some larger charities with real estate holdings.
Gaining this degree will enrich your knowledge of this vital area of modern commerce and industry and strengthen your CV.
YOUR CAREER AT A GLANCE:
- Property management
- Residential surveying
- Commercial surveying
- Asset management
- Commercial agency
This programme is designed to align your skills to the educational requirements of the industry’s professional bodies and allows entry to:
- RICS chartered membership
You can find out more about your potential with our careers service .
This undergraduate programme offers a fantastic array of opportunities across the built environment and beyond
You’ll also have UCEM career support for the three years after graduating so you can have confidence in taking the next steps in your exciting career
“Our BSc Real Estate programme is a market leader because: it is led by experienced academics who are chartered surveyors with years of industry experience in real estate; it is a continuously evolving programme which has been designed to capture the dynamic nature of the global real estate markets; we have closely aligned the programme with the RICS professional standards to ensure that our students are eminently prepared for a professional career in real estate as chartered surveyors; and there are great networking opportunities available to students on this programme, which may be invaluable in later years as their careers develop. I am very proud and honoured to lead this programme!”
Matthew Smith Programme Leader, BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management
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Real Estate Management - MSc
Currently viewing course to start in 2024/25 Entry .
The MSc in Real Estate Management course is an interdisciplinary Master’s programme that fuses economic, social and environmental perspectives within a framework for identifying, assessing, designing, delivering and evaluating effective real estate interventions and responses.
- Level Postgraduate Taught
- Study mode Full Time/Part Time
- Location City Centre
- Start date September 2024
- Fees View course fees
- School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
- Faculty Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment
This course is:
Available with Professional Placement year
Open to International Students
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What's covered in this course?
Our programme reflects synergies with the Master’s courses in Planning Built Environments and Environmental Surveying in order to create a programme that works across the whole built environment profession and disciplines.
The programme focuses on the interaction between business and legal processes on property ownership and management. It integrates technological, financial, legal and management issues as they relate to property matters.
The theoretical underpinning of the course is rooted in real estate which stresses the need for interdisciplinary approaches and solutions.
This course will help you to connect the theory and practice of real estate to a range of real life case study challenges. It will give you a framework of knowledge, skills and tools to start understanding the complex world of property, whilst supporting you to become an independent learner and reflective practitioner.
Our programme builds on applied academic research and contemporary real estate practice. The course design and delivery utilises our expertise across real estate, sustainability and planning and also brings in external experts and practitioners to address key challenges and opportunities within practice.
Our real estate degree courses are designed and developed with support from relevant professional bodies (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and local professional individuals and practices. Owing to the need to meet these professionally-set learning outcomes, there is little choice in modules within these programmes, although it is possible to begin to specialise with dissertation and project topics.
This course is accredited by:
The way the programme is taught and the greater emphasis on independent study, while still providing the necessary help and guidance when required, was a fantastic opportunity to further develop my skills not only as a student but in preparation for my first job. These skills include independent thinking and problem solving as well as being able to critically assess information, which is vital in academia and in industry. Alex Kountourides
After studying a degree in English and Psychology, Claudine found herself working as a Personal Assistant for a property development company which sparked a deeper interest in the property industry. With support of her employer, she went back into education to change career direction and train in Real Estate Management.
Why Choose Us?
- Accredited course - Fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
- Preparation for industry - This course aims to develop the real estate professional of the future who is equipped with the knowledge, tools and skills to operate efficiently, effectively and confidently within an ever-changing environment.
- Strong local and industry Links - Our links help you make vital contacts and gain practical experience to back up theory.
- Travel Scholarships - Opportunities for funding to gain experience overseas. Read about travel scholarships here .
- A well-established provider - The faculty has a reputation as the West Midlands' chief hub of knowledge, technology and skills-transfer into industry.
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Essential requirements, fees & how to apply.
- International Student
Annual and modular tuition fees shown are applicable to the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation (capped at 5%) or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students .
Starting: Sep 2024
- £8,925 in 2024/25
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- 18 months with Professional Placement*
- £9,820 in 2024/25
- £992 per 20 credits
- Year 1 - 80 credits
- Year 2 - 100 credits
Fees for Part-time students
This course can be studied on a Part-time study basis. The cost per year of study is based on credit requirements for that year.
- £17,710 in 2024/25
- £19,485 in 2024/25
Professional Placement option*
The Professional Placement option will allow you to complete a credit bearing, 20 week Professional Placement as an integral part of your Master’s Degree. The purpose of the Professional Placement is to improve your employability skills which will, through the placement experience, allow you to evidence your professional skills, attitudes and behaviours at the point of entry to the postgraduate job market. Furthermore, by completing the Professional Placement, you will be able to develop and enhance your understanding of the professional work environment, relevant to your chosen field of study, and reflect critically on your own professional skills development within the workplace.
You will be responsible for finding and securing your own placement. The University, however, will draw on its extensive network of local, regional and national employers to support you in finding a suitable placement to complement your chosen area of study. You will also benefit from support sessions delivered by Careers+ as well as advice and guidance from your School.
Placements will only be confirmed following a competitive, employer-led selection process, therefore the University will not be able to guarantee placements for students who have registered for the ‘with Professional Placement’ course. All students who do not find a suitable placement or do not pass the competitive selection process will be automatically transferred back to the standard, non-placement version of the course.
You’ll need to submit a personal statement as part of your application for this course. This will need to highlight your passion for postgraduate study – and your chosen course – as well as your personal skills and experience, academic success, and any other factors that will support your application for further study.
Not sure what to include? We’re here to help – take a look at our top tips for writing personal statements and download our free postgraduate personal statement guide for further advice and examples from real students.
Course in Depth
In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 180 credits):
Commercial Inspection and Surveying 20 credits
This module focuses on the key surveying competencies of building pathology, inspection and measurement of land and property. The module draws on the various aspects of these competencies and their inter-relational qualities to develop a cohesive approach to the undertaking of a variety of surveys. You will be exposed to the range of data collection and data management techniques, the variety of surveys available for commercial and industrial property as well as evaluating the construction and condition of the building and the impact this might have on the viable use of the building. The need to collate information, integrate data from a variety of sources, reflect and formulate into a coherent professional report is a key employability skill.
This module is delivered to MSc Building Surveying with Facilities Management, MSc Environmental Surveying and MSc Real Estate Management.
Law and Practice 20 credits
The module introduces you to the legal framework that controls the use, occupation, management, acquisition and disposal of land and buildings, the complex nature of real property rights, and the obligations that go with those rights. The concepts and legal principles explored in this module are an essential underpinning of all professional activity in this field. The module also seeks to develop through the assessment some of the team working and time management skills required of a real estate manager in practice.
Property Management 20 credits
This module is designed to provide you with an overview of the social, practical and legal issues affecting property management. As with other modules in this programme, it has a practical emphasis and is designed to mirror the experience of real estate professionals working in the sector. More specifically, you will learn about the key principles of landlord and tenant law, financial planning and portfolio management for both residential and commercial properties. Over the course of this module, you will need to demonstrate an understanding of the principles that apply to property management by discussing them with your colleagues and applying them to practical scenario-type situations. Problem-based study aims to develop general competencies based on the kinds of abilities and skills required of a professional practitioner. As teaching will often take place in workshops, you will be provided with an opportunity to understand property management in a “real-world” context and see how appropriate solutions are devised.
Professional Practice 20 credits
The module enables you to understand the importance of working within the boundaries of established professional best practice. It focuses on the skills and competencies that are required in practice to meet professional standards and expectations. This includes ethics; stakeholder analysis; business presentation skills; negotiation; conflict management, team working; reflexivity etc. The module is designed to encourage action research and develop your capacity to address the changing needs of the built environment professions and the wider industry, giving you currency within the market.
Valuation 20 credits
Valuation is central to the work of many built environment professionals, especially real estate surveyors, property developers and planners. Valuation expertise is used in a wide range of real estate contexts including investment, asset management, property development and maintenance management.
This module introduces the theory, regulatory environment and practice of valuation. It then builds on these foundations to allow you to develop skills and expertise in advanced valuation methods. The module presents a series of true to life applications and encourages you to consider the wide range of purposes behind valuations. This module aims to provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise to facilitate your development into a leading real estate professional.
Development Project 20 credits
This integrative module enables you to apply knowledge gained in modules throughout the programme to a “real life” practical scenario based assessment. It will provide an understanding of the factors influencing development decisions and how to evaluate possible development solutions in the context of client requirements. You will work in interdisciplinary teams to meet the requirements of your client. The module encourages you to develop competence in evaluating information and will extend your communication and problem solving skills. These are all vitally important in a professional practice situation.
This module will be delivered to Masters programmes in Building Surveying, Real Estate Management and Planning.
Individual Master’s Project (Dissertation) 60 credits
The purpose of the module is to enable you to undertake a sustained, in-depth and research-informed Level 7 project exploring an area that is of personal interest to you. In agreement with your supervisor, you will decide upon your topic which will take the form of a practical outcome (artefact) with accompanying contextual material. The main consideration when choosing your topic is that it must be aligned to the programme you are studying and informed by the research strategy of your school, and you should consider the relevance of this topic to your future academic or professional development.
In order to qualify for the award of MSc Real Estate Management with Professional Placement, a student must successfully complete all of the Level 7 modules listed above as well as the following Level 6 module:
Professional Placement 60 credits
This module is designed to provide you with the opportunity to undertake a credit bearing, 20-week Professional Placement as an integral part of your Master’s Degree.
The purpose of the Professional Placement is to improve your employability skills which will, through the placement experience, allow you to evidence your professional skills, attitudes and behaviours at the point of entry to the postgraduate job market. Furthermore, by completing the Professional Placement, you will be able to develop and enhance your understanding of the professional work environment, relevant to your chosen field of study, and reflect critically on your own professional skills development within the workplace.
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Elements of the course are closely related to real-world scenarios. These build upon current practice issues identified through, for example, Parliamentary debates, revised planning documents and government guidance. We make significant use of professionals as Visiting Lecturers to ensure both continuing professional relevance and that you have direct access to people in current professional practice.
Every student on the programme is allocated a personal tutor and our students are invited to both group and individual meetings throughout the year. We provide set times (known as office hours) during the week where academic staff are available to see students, and staff also frequently arrange to see students by appointment outside these times if additional help or support is needed.
We invite you (normally by making individual appointments) to discuss assessment feedback/feedforward with the marking tutor to ensure that the detailed comments provided are supplemented verbally, and that they are understood, so that you can use comments to enhance future submissions. We collaborate closely with the Centre for Academic Success which offers workshops, individual advice sessions and small group tutorials to all University students on a variety of subjects including use of English, study skills, maths and other technical topics.
This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is specifically designed to meet the competencies required by its specialist Environmental Surveying pathway.
Enhancing your employability skills.
Staff from the professional bodies at local and regional levels visit on a regular basis to promote the professions, explain routes of access to full professional membership, and respond to your questions about employability.
Our long-standing links with the professions mean that we are informed about, and so able to advertise, details of relevant job opportunities, and ensure that you are well prepared for application and interview processes.
Key employment skills and career planning are embedded into modules through real life scenarios, local case studies, and a wide range of assessment methods that replicate typical workplace requirements, helping grow your skillset and confidence. The skills and attributes you develop throughout the course are highly transferable to the context of professional employment, helping you to set goals and to enhance your employability in a wide range of professional and business contexts.
The course also prepares you for professional membership APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) processes, which require individual reflection and personal development planning.
Birmingham City University programmes aim to provide graduates with a set of attributes which prepare them for their future careers. The BCU Graduate:
- is professional and work ready
- is a creative problem solver
- is enterprising
- has a global outlook.
The University has introduced the Birmingham City University Graduate+ programme, which is an extra-curricular awards framework that is designed to augment the subject based skills that you develop through your programme with broader employability skills and techniques that will enhance your employment options when you leave university.
Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.
The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.
Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:
- Explore some of the good reasons why you should study here .
- Find out how to improve your language skills before starting your studies.
- Find all the information relevant to applicants from your country .
- Learn where to find financial support for your studies.
Facilities & Staff
The facility our students value most is not actually on campus, but is the location of the campus in the heart of Birmingham’s Eastside opposite the new High Speed 2 station construction, and minutes from dozens of fascinating live projects within the city centre.
Birmingham as it changes constantly on our doorstep really is our ‘living lab’. By simply looking out the window of our classrooms you’ll be able to witness live projects as they’re happening around us. You’ll constantly be inspired by dozens of fascinating case studies just from walking from the station to the campus.
The facilities on offer to our students reflect the work environment you will enter as you start your career. Learn more about what we have to offer below.
Recognising the rapidly evolving digital built environment we are constantly reviewing software to best fit with the professions of the future.
Autodesk Accredited Centre Status, we use the latest integrated building modelling software across undergraduate courses, seeing Architectural Technology, Building Surveying, Construction Management, and Quantity Surveying students engaging in cross discipline information management projects modelling real life experience. Accredited Centre status allowing all students licence to download this software, and making available additional qualifications and certification to those demonstrating expertise and dedication to exploring their own and the limits of the Autodesk environment.
At course level, students engage with the latest and most appropriate software for their future professions. Real Estate students with CoStar, the leading industry database supporting valuations. Quantity Surveyors using Blue Beam, Revu and QS Pro, and along these Quantity Surveyors and Construction Managers use Synchro and Navisworks for 4D and CostX for 5D work. For Building Surveying and Architectural Technology routes, visualisation is important where Enscape, V-Ray Lumion and Sketch-up are available.
Built Environment Space in Millennium Point
The Built Environment Space in Millennium Point is available to all students with a huge resource of software-equipped laptops for loan on campus. For off campus working, much of the software we use comes with free student licences and all students will have access to the Windows Virtual Desktop, allowing access to our range of software from anywhere where the internet is available.
The Studio Space that we've created in Millennium Point is an open workspace where students can work on their design projects. We have all student work and examples that will change every week or month depending on what stage of a project we're at. And it's an open space for working on projects.
This is where our Architectural Technology students and our Building Surveying students in particular, spend a lot of their time.
Concrete and Hydraulics Labs
Our dedicated Civil Engineering facilities include a Hydraulics & Structures lab Concrete & Geotechnics lab as well as a bending rig.
The swollen concrete lab and hydraulics lab are the heart of our Civil Engineering course, where we have a range of test equipment. This is where our students can carry out experimental work as part of their course, either as part modules or using those labs to work on their final year project.
Built Environment facilities
Professor David Higgins
Professor of Real Estate
Dr David Higgins is the Professor of Real Estate, Birmingham City University and past Visiting Professor, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and Xiamen University, China. David has worked in both industry and academia in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and China. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has...
Peter is a pracademic, having worked in industry for over 25 years at board level in the real estate investment sector. He latterly specialised in Family Office consulting for UHNWIs (Ultra High Net Worth Individuals) and still retains a presence on a number of advisory committees for such. His teaching focuses on the practical...
Mr Timothy Lee
Associate Professor in Property Investment
Tim ran his own property firm on the Isle of Wight for over ten years and during that time completed his MSc Real Estate. Following that he secured funding for his PhD at Reading University where he explored the challenges of making energy efficiency improvements to the housing stock.
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