Real Estate and Property Management
School - School of the Built Environment
Subject area - Built Environment
Start Dates(s): September; January
MSc (one year full-time / full-time distance learning or two years and four months part-time / part-time distance learning)
PgDip (eight months full-time / full-time distance learning or one year and eight months part-time / part-time distance learning)
PgCert (four months full-time / full-time distance learning or eight months part-time / part-time distance learning)
MSc (one year and four months full-time / full-time distance learning or two years and eight months part-time / part-time distance learning)
PgDip (one year full-time / full-time distance learning or two years part-time / part-time distance learning)
PgCert (four months full-time / full-time distance learning or one year part-time / part-time distance learning)
Part-time - £1,300 per 30 credit module
UK - £7,800
International - £12,300
Distance Learning - £1,300 per 30 credit module
- The full Masters degree is accredited by the RICS
- Flexible study options and intakes give students the opportunity to work and study at the same time
- Learn skills directly related to the practice of the real estate profession
- Part-time study option
- International students can apply
Are you new to property or looking to pursue a career in the field? If so, then this course was developed with you in mind. The programme of study will equip you with an excellent working knowledge of the commercial property market, including its relevance to national and international financial and investment markets.
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to develop a successful career in the corporate property industry. You will become professionally competent in applying advanced investment and appraisal techniques, and learn how to make sound property management decisions that take into account legal, economic, facilities management and planning variables.
Studying this course will equip you with knowledge and expertise in the valuation and management of urban land and buildings in both public and private ownership. There is also a focus on IT and its application to the property industry, as well as the environmental considerations of real estate development and management.
The full Masters award is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), allowing exemption from their academic entry requirements, as well as ensuring that you will be educated to the highest industry standards.
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By undertaking this course you will learn about:
- The workings of the commercial property market and its relevance to national and international financial and investment markets
- Advanced current investment and appraisal techniques
- Legal, economic, planning, technical and facilities management factors in property management decision making
- IT in the property industry
- Environmental considerations of real estate development and management
This course can be studied full-time on campus or part-time by distance learning. Admission onto the course is in September or January.
The Masters award consists of four taught modules followed by a dissertation. The PgDip requires the completion of the four taught modules and the Pg Cert requires the completion of two taught modules. All modules are delivered over a 15 week period within one semester and are assessed through coursework, there are no exams.
For the full-time study option:
You will study two 30 credit taught modules in each of your first two semesters on campus, these are designed to give you the core knowledge required for real estate and property management. In the final semester you will undertake a dissertation worth 60 credits.
Distance learning study options are available in full-time and part-time modes:
For students who study distance learning at full-time mode, two 30 credit taught modules are studied per semester. You will undertake a dissertation worth 60 credits at the final semester.
For the students who study distance learning at part-time mode, one 30 credit taught module is studied per semester. You will undertake a dissertation worth 60 credits at the final two semesters.
Assessment of these modules is driven by real-world issues aligned to your workplace and job role. Teaching is based around a virtual learning environment supported by interactive online sessions. The dissertation module is also delivered online and incorporates extensive tutor engagement and support.
Modules may include:
- Characteristics and economics of the property market
- Analysis of property market data and methods of valuation
- Valuation of freehold and leasehold interests
- RICS Valuation Standards
- Investment in property and non-property assets
- Portfolio principles and risk management
- Appraisal and performance measurement
- Legal principles underpinning property and investment
- The nature of UK and international law
- Contractual relationships
- Professional obligations and liabilities
- Law of estate agency
- Lease covenants and clauses
- The design and construction process
- Appraising alternative solutions
- Foundation, structures and enclosures
- Strategic facilities management and measurement
- Commercial procurement
- Workplace design and organisational achievement
- Environmental impact
- Business continuity planning
- Future trends
- Land use planning
- Planning law and regulation
- Development plans and planning appeals
- Sustainable development, urban renaissance and regeneration
- Traditional development appraisal for land value and profit
- Cash flow and advanced DCF appraisal techniques
- Marketing of development schemes
- Property development finance