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Property and Real Estate (Accelerated Degree)

BSc (Hons)

School - School of the Built Environment

Subject area - Built Environment

UCAS Code: Full-time accelerated: N231 Day-release accelerated: N232

Start Dates(s): January; June; September

Duration:

2 years full-time; 3 years full-time with placement

3 years day-release; 4 years day-release with placement

Full-time start: September
Day-release starts: September, January and June

Fees:

UK - £9,250 per year

International - £17,500 per year

In Brief:

  • Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Studying at an accelerated rate enables faster progression into a career or postgraduate opportunities
  • Prepares you for a host of rewarding professional careers both nationally and internationally with excellent opportunities
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity

Course Summary

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) meaning that you will be educated to the highest industry standards as well as developing your knowledge of the economic, legal, technical and managerial aspects of property and real estate.

If you wish to work in the property and real estate sector you must possess many key skills and competencies in areas such as valuation, development, investment and management. Property and real estate experts have an extensive understanding of the industry, and are able to confidently display a variety  of proficiencies and professional knowledge to clients. This course will prepare you for a career in the property and real estate sector, combining academic study with the application of professional skills and competencies.      

Modules and assessments emulate typical issues encountered in professional practice, and you will work closely with other built environment students, mirroring the multidisciplinary, team-based approach of the modern construction and property industry. Additionally you will have the opportunity to enhance  your professional knowledge by completing a one-year placement, which you arrange with our support, with a national or regional surveying practice or related employer.

New way to study

The School of the Built Environment now offers a new mode of study for many of its undergraduate courses; the Accelerated Degree. Whilst covering the same content as a traditional three year undergraduate degree, the accelerated degree is taught over three trimesters rather than two semesters. This more intense mode of study means that you can complete your degree in a shorter period of time, therefore allowing you to progress more quickly into work or further study. 

If you choose to study Property and Real Estate full-time as an accelerated degree, you will complete it in two years rather than three. If you choose the day-release option, you will complete your degree in three years rather than five. You still have the option to complete a placement with these modes of study, with the full-time accelerated degree with placement taking  three years  to complete,  and  the day-release accelerated degree taking four years to complete. The traditional three year full-time and five year part-time options for this course are still available.

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Awards and Accreditation

Course Details

Depending on whether you choose the full-time accelerated degree pathway, or the day-release accelerated degree option, the structure of this course will vary as follows:

Full-time accelerated

Year 1*

Modules may include:

  • Introduction to Law and Regulatory Framework
  • Economics and Management 
  • Appreciation of Technology
  • Principles of Valuation
  • Introduction to Property and Real Estate
  • Property and Real Estate Project
  • Property Asset Management
  • Property Economics
  • Multi-disciplinary Project

Year 2*

Modules may include:

  • Planning and Development
  • Valuation
  • Advanced Valuation
  • Discipline Research Project
  • Property and Commercial Lease Law and Practice
  • Property Finance and Investment
  • Property Development
  • Property and Real Estate Practice
  • Introduction to Urban Regeneration 

You also have the option to take a placement year between years 1 and 2. If you wish to take a placement year you will be responsible for securing your own work placement. The university will help you to develop your employability skills. An academic member of staff is appointed to be your placement tutor. Your progress within your placement is monitored by the appointed placement tutor with visits to your place of employment, 'telephone visits' and the assessment of a written end of placement report which you prepare.

Day-release accelerated 

Year 1*

Modules may include:

  • Appreciation of Technology
  • Introduction to Law and Regulatory Framework
  • Property and Real Estate Project
  • Principles of Valuation 
  • Introduction to Property and Real Estate 
  • Economics and Management

Year 2*

Modules may include:

  • Planning and Development
  • Property and Commercial Lease Law and Practice
  • Valuation
  • Multi-disciplinary Project
  • Property Asset Management
  • Property Economics

Year 3*

Modules may include:

  • Property and Real Estate Practice
  • Property Finance and Investment
  • Advanced Valuation
  • Discipline Research Project
  • Property Development
  • Introduction to Urban Regeneration 

You also have the option to take a placement year between years 2 and 3. If you wish to take a placement year you will be responsible for securing your own work placement. The university will help you to develop your employability skills. An academic member of staff is appointed to be your placement tutor. Your progress within your placement is monitored by the appointed placement tutor with visits to your place of employment, 'telephone visits' and the assessment of a written end of placement report which you prepare.

*Please note students who fail a module are allowed a maximum of 40 credits of concurrent study however the Student Loan Company will not fund the element relating to the repeating modules and therefore if the student wishes to study this concurrently they will have to fund the additional cost themselves.

Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English Language
UCAS tariff points 104 points
GCE A level 104 points
International Baccalaureate 30 points

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with no band below 5.5 is proof of this.

Applicant profile

Applicants will also need to have a minimum grade C pass in English and Mathematics at GCSE, O level (or equivalent). There are no specific A level topics required.

In addition to our academic entry requirements, we also look for certain characteristics in each student. Possessing these characteristics will not only help you to fulfil your potential at university, but is also an essential requirement for a successful career in the property and built environment.

All our courses are management focused; therefore leadership skills and a hard-working approach are important. Property and built environment caters for many different skills from creativity and original thinking to efficiency and technical ability, so you should be willing to develop in new areas.

The modern property and real estate sector relies on a multidisciplinary team-based approach to work. Therefore all our courses combine academic study with group project work, so it is essential that you are a good team player

Most importantly we want you to have a real passion for developing, advancing and shaping the future of the property and real estate sector.

Fees and Funding

Fees

Tuition fees for Home/EU students beginning their course in September 2018 will be announced as soon as they are confirmed by the UK Government. Tuition fees for 2017 were £9,250 per annum for Home/EU students; we expect this figure to rise slightly for 2018.

Type of Study Fee
Full-time £9,250 per year
Full-time International £17,500 per year

Scholarships & Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study including:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • Salford Student Bursary

For more information please see our funding section.

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Self-directed study
  • Projects with other students
  • Guest lectures
  • Site visits to property development sites, urban regeneration projects and completed buildings

Assessment

The mix of assessment will be determined by its appropriateness to meet the desired learning outcomes and achieve attainment of the module learning outcomes. Assessment methods include coursework, portfolio, presentation, examination and research project.

Employability

If you choose to study an accelerated degree you will benefit from faster progression into a career, giving you a competitive advantage over your peers. Additionally, as a graduate of this mode of study, you will have completed a more intensive training programme, which is better aligned to the realities of the workplace.

Career Prospects

With an extensive understanding of the property and real estate industry, you'll be well equipped to pursue roles such as:

  • Property Developer
  • Valuer
  • Financier
  • Leasing Agent
  • Property Advisor
  • Land Economist
  • Funds Manager
  • Property Sales and Acquisitions
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Property and Asset Manager

Furthermore, the annual Built Environment Recruitment Fair that takes place on campus is an excellent way for  students to meet employers from industry and find out about jobs within the sector. Employers who attend the event promote a variety of opportunities that range from part-time, placement and graduate roles. This event is exclusive to students studying at the University of Salford.

Links with Industry

During the Multidisciplinary Projects module students get to work on some ‘live’ development projects. Previous students have helped to design a new club-house for Salford City FC and worked on the designs for Macclesfield Cricket Club and the Salford Woolpack community pub.

In addition, we have close associations with industry and professional bodies such as:

  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Investment Property Forum
  • Lambert Smith Hampton
  • Bruntwood
  • Colliers

This provides our students with a number of benefits such as site visits, guest speakers and placements.

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