Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Real Estate Development and Management

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

Attendance

Full-time

With placement

Course

Three year

Four year

Next enrolment

September 2022

Introduction

In a nutshell

Real estate professionals understand commercial and private property sectors, and confidently display their knowledge to help clients bring new developments to market. Prepare for a rewarding future career in this fast-paced sector with our BSc (Hons) Real Estate Development and Management degree. 

Career-focused curriculum

Designed to get you industry-ready, the course explores the processes involved in real-estate delivery, and the strategic management techniques used by professionals. Topics covered include valuation, planning processes, commercial building construction, development appraisals and feasibility studies.

Accredited, engaging approach

We've shaped the learning experience so that you gain relevant knowledge and technical skills, but also transferable career skills that are highly-sought by industry. We're proud that our Real Estate Development and Management degree course is accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Incredible location for learning

We're excited to offer you a campus-based university experience, minutes from buzzing central Manchester. Our location and industry connections give you great access to one of the UK's largest property and construction markets, ideal for course projects, placements and securing employment once you graduate.

Looking to combine work and study? Consider our part-time pathway

Want industry experience during your studies? Explore our placement year pathway

You can learn more about studying real estate, explore course modules and speak to the course team, by joining our next Open Day.

You will:
  • Build key skills in areas such as valuation, development, investment and management
  • Gain knowledge of the economic, legal, technical and managerial aspects of property and real estate
  • Develop industry competencies and the confidence to progress
  • Learn and utilise the digital tools and technologies needed in your future career
Placement

options available

International

students accepted

Course accreditations
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

This is for you if...

1.

You're interested in developing, advancing and shaping the future of the built environment

2.

You want to study an industry-focused course with guest lectures and live projects

3.

You want to build practical skills using software used by built environment professionals

Course details

All about the course

New buildings in Manchester

Delivered over three years full-time - or four years with a placement, our BSc (Hons) Real Estate Development and Management degree course blends theoretical knowledge with applied professional skills and competencies. 

During your studies, you will learn through academic seminars and tutorials. You will also experience project work with other built environment students, mirroring the multi-disciplinary nature of modern property and construction industries.

  • During year one, you will develop a solid framework from which to progress, as you explore the legal, economic and technical aspects of real estate surveying
  • As you progress to year two, you will integrate planning, urban regeneration and property asset management. At the end of year two, you can also start your industry placement year
  • In your final year, you will expand your knowledge in areas such as conservation and strategic planning. You will also experience multi-disciplinary projects and complete your final project as you demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have developed
INDUSTRY PLACEMENT 

If you are studying full-time, you'll have the option to take an industry placement year between years two and three. Although you will be responsible for securing your own placement, we will support your search and assign you a tutor to monitor your progress whilst on placement.

Year One

Economics and Management

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic economic concepts and principles of the economic environment in which the construction and property industry operates and knowledge of management theories in the construction context. You will be able to discuss the key role of the construction industry in the economy, current economic issues and management challenges in the construction and property context.

Introduction to Law and Regulatory Frameworks

You will be introduced to English law and relevant statutory requirements for studying for vocational qualifications in the construction and property professions. The module also introduces you to the workings of the English legal system, to the law relating to contracts and to the regulatory framework affecting the use, management and development of land, in particular, planning, building control and the CDM regulations.

Introduction to Real Estate Practice

This module covers the basic principles and computer software that you will need to understand to enter into a career in the property industry.  You will become familiar with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and begin to understand what your preferred pathway into chartership will be. This module will help to enhance your academic writing and you will learn how to undertake referencing at degree level.  You will also learn how to measure and inspect property safely and accurately.

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Introduction to Valuation

This module introduces you to the 5 conventional methods of valuation and how to apply the correct method to various types of property. You will become familiar with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ “Red Book” and follow the relevant guidance laid out to allow you to competently complete formal valuation reports for residential property. This module will help to enhance your professional report writing skills and teach you the mathematics behind property valuation, as well as becoming familiar with the property market and the factors that instigate change.

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Introduction to Planning and Development

This module will provide an introduction to the current planning and property development processes in the UK. This will include a review of the origins and evolution of planning legislation and policies, the development management system, and an appraisal of how decisions are made for different land uses for property development schemes.

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Building Construction and Defects

This module aims to provide you with the ability to understand how buildings are constructed and what defects are common given the method of construction. You will also understand how this affects the value of the property. Within this module, you will have the opportunity to develop building construction and pathology knowledge and develop the ability to undertake critical analysis, self-reflection and personal development.

Year Two

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Valuation

This module further enhances your valuation skills, allowing application of the 5 conventional methods of valuation studied at level 4 to a range of complex and in-depth calculations.  You will also learn to value leasehold interests in property for a variety of purposes, such as surrendering a lease or regearing a leasehold interest. This module will help to enhance your professional report writing skills and teach you how to use Parry’s Investment Tables to undertake any valuations you may be carrying out.

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Property Management and Lease Advisory

This module will provide you with a good knowledge, understanding and practicable application to enable you to effectively manage, maintain, refurbish, let and dispose of a range of different types of properties, in either the private or public sectors. It will facilitate an appreciation and application of the principle legislation and current professional guidance and practice, which is required for effective property management, lease covenant compliance and to maximise opportunities for increasing asset value.

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Planning, Conservation and Urban Regeneration

This module will provide you with a good knowledge and understanding of the evolution, development, objectives and practicable application of planning and urban regeneration legislation, policies, and processes in the UK at present time. This will include identification of the main stakeholders, appraisal of the key challenges that are faced and an analysis of the proposed reforms for the delivery of property development and urban renewal schemes in the future.

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Environmental Impact and Sustainability

The purpose of this module is for you to identify and appraise the current relationships between real estate, and property development policies and practice. You will be able to assess the impact that these may have on the natural and built environment, in context of our pursuit for a sustainable future.

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Development Appraisal and Viability

The purpose of this module is to provide you with a good working knowledge and understanding of the aims and objectives of delivering a property development scheme.  You will be able to identify opportunities, undertake feasibility studies and development appraisals to ascertain the viability of a proposed project or site. You will be required to understand a variety of funding options and how to apply them dependent on your client’s needs.

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Property Law

This module further enhances your reporting and client advisory skills, allowing application (of the main legal principles studied) to a range of complex and in-depth problems.  You will also learn to apply relevant case law relating to property for a variety of scenarios, such as trespass, nuisance, party wall matters and a variety of legal issues that often arise in property transactions. This module will help to enhance your professional report writing skills, client care and diversity skills.

Year Three

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Infrastructure Development and Spatial Planning

The aim of this module is to explore the current purpose and application of spatial planning policies and processes in the UK and to appraise the role and delivery of large-scale infrastructure projects, in a social, economic, political, and environmental context.

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Advanced Valuation

This module provides you with the underlying principles for advanced and applied valuation including complex and contemporary valuation methods.  You will cover valuation concepts such as discounted cashflow and shortcut discounted cashflow techniques. We will explore risk and sensitivity analysis and how this can affect investment worth.  Modern portfolio theory is integral to managing an investment portfolio and this along with other relevant concepts and principles will form the basis of the requirements of becoming a registered valuer.  Taxation is also approached in this module to ensure that students are aware of tax implications in property.

Discipline Research Project

The Discipline Research Project (DRP) module is an opportunity for you to independently research an area within your discipline that interests you with the help of a dedicated research supervisor.  The module output is a problem focused literature review in this chosen area. The research report is based upon secondary data (i.e. material already published) and does not involve the collection of primary data (i.e. interviews or questionnaires for example).

Strategic Asset Management

This module explores the elements of Asset Management in a strategic context which covers the decisions made by organisations in the compilation of strategies for the effective use, management and planning of their real estate assets. This considers the processes involved for such decisions from the Business Plan to developing the Options Appraisal through to the Business Case which takes into account the whole life costings, risks/benefit profiling and strategic direction. The module also covers the importance of Human Resources to the Real Estate decision from the public and private sector drivers.

Statutory Valuation

This module explores the elements of the various areas of Statutory Valuation. The application of legislation to valuation scenarios in compulsory purchase, rating and leasehold enfranchisement will be studied in some detail. The relationship between statutory provision, conventional valuation and practical implementation is examined. The various elements of statutory valuation are taught as individual components within the module with emphasis drawn on the synergy between the various valuation techniques.

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Real Estate Project

This module aims to develop previously studied real estate disciplines by applying your knowledge to a composite project scenario, which requires a number of tasks to be undertaken by various disciplines included within each team. Within this, you'll have the opportunity to develop team working and client care skills by gaining an understanding of how disciplines within real estate interact. You'll also develop the ability to undertake personal development planning at the start of your career as a built environment practitioner.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

Year one example

50%

Coursework

40%

Written exams

10%

Practical exams

Teaching

During your studies, you will develop your knowledge and skills through a blend of theoretical, collaborative and practical methods. These include:

  • Lectures, seminars and tutorials with active class participation
  • Self-directed study using online resources
  • Collaborative projects with other built environment students
  • One-to-one tutorials (by appointment)
  • Guest lecturers and site visits to live developments and buildings

Digital technology is reshaping the built environment. During your studies, you will build competence in using industry-standard software, including CoStar, EGI, Argus Enterprise and Developer, BCIS and ISurv.

75% of staff teaching on the course are members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, with 50% still in practice, ensuring that you are taught by leaders in the profession.

The support doesn't stop once you graduate. Many of our course team also perform assessor and counsellor roles for the RICS, so we can support you when you undertake your Assessment of Professional Competence with the RICS.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of exams, projects and coursework, with assignments, including:

  • Essays
  • Case study reports
  • Portfolios
  • Presentations
  • Written and practical examinations
  • Final dissertation project

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

Rising to the challenge of a changing world, our degree courses are designed to shape the next generation of urbanists, scientists, engineers, and industry leaders. 

Driven by industry, and delivered by supportive programme teams, you can develop the knowledge and skills to become unstoppable in your career.

Facilities

As a Real Estate Development and Management student, you will study at our green Peel park campus, featuring accessible lecture theatres, AV-equipped classrooms, computing suites and multimedia libraries, with access to industry journals, databases, and simulation software. Online, you will experience our Blackboard Ultra virtual learning environment. 

During your studies, you might also encounter Energy House – the only fully climate controlled terraced-house in the world, or THINKlab, our virtual research and collaboration ecosystem. 

Location

There are few better places in the UK to study the built environment. Located at the heart of the UK's largest property and construction market outside of London, our expert academic team can draw on close industry partnerships and live local case studies to enrich your learning experience.

Employment and stats

What about after uni?

Project team

EMPLOYMENT

This course is designed to help you to develop a range of personal and professional skills which will make you highly-employable. Once you complete our full BSc (Hons) Real Estate Development and Management degree, you'll graduate with diverse and rewarding careers opportunities ahead of you.

The built environment is one of the world’s largest employment sectors providing a wealth of opportunities in the design and development of cities and urban development. With an extensive understanding of the property and real estate industry, you'll be well equipped to pursue a variety of roles.

Built Environment at Salford currently boasts a 95% employment rate upon graduation. Our property and real estate alumni have progressed to work with national property organisations, including CBRE, DTZ, Lambert Smith Hampton and Savills. Others have chosen roles working with local authorities and housing associations.

FURTHER STUDY

You might find that you want to learn more about the built environment. Building on our expertise, we offer a range of postgraduate courses that can take your interests and career opportunities further. Salford graduates and alumni who apply for our postgraduate courses also qualify to receive a generous fees discount. 

MSc Project Management in Construction

MSc Building Surveying

MSc BIM and Digital Built Environments

MSc Quantity Surveying

MSc Construction Management

A taste of what you could become

A Property Developer

A Land Economist

A Property Consultant

A Valuer

A Leasing Agent

and more...

Requirements

What you need to know

APPLICANT PROFILE

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 it is also an essential requisite for a successful career in the built environment.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

All of our courses are taught and assessed in English. If English is not your first language, you must meet our minimum English language entry requirements. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this, and we also accept a range of equivalent qualifications.

Read more about our English language requirements, including information about pathways that can help you gain entry on to our degree courses.

Standard entry requirements

GCSE

English Language and Mathematics at grade C/level 4 or above (or equivalent). You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below

UCAS tariff points

104 points

A-level

104 points

BTEC National Diploma

MMM

BTEC Higher National Diploma

Pass in a related subject for entry to level 5. Related subjects include Architecture, Construction, Civil Engineering, Building Studies, Estate Management 

Foundation Degree

Pass in a related subject for entry to level 5. Related subjects include Architecture, Construction, Civil Engineering, Building Studies, Estate Management 

Scottish Highers

104 points from Higher Level

Irish Leavers Certificate

104 points from Higher Level

International Baccalaureate

29 points

Access to HE

104 points

Other qualifications

Degree in cognate subject for level 5 entry

Alternative entry requirements

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We positively 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 receive your application, we'll 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.

To be considered for the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme you must have already achieved or be working towards GCSE Maths and English Grade C/4 (or equivalent).

Please contact Admissions for further information.

HOW MUCH?

Type of study Year Fees
Full-time home 2021/22 £9,250per year
Full-time international 2021/22 £15,600per year
Part-time 2021/22 Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.
Full-time home 2022/23 £9,250per year
Full-time international 2022/23 £15900per year
Part-time 2022/23 Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.
Additional costs

You should consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

International student scholarships

If you are a high-achieving international student, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships. We offer a range of scholarships worth between £3,000-£5,000.

Learn more about our latest international scholarships.

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Enrolment dates

September 2022

UCAS information

Course ID N270

Institution S03