Real Estate Management MSc

This arial view of Gun Wharf Quays in Portsmouth illustrates the type of real estate development that students use as a case study
UCAS Code
Non-UCAS
Mode of Study
Part-time, Full-time
Duration
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Start Date
September 2019
Accredited
Yes

Overview

If you're interested in a management career related to land, property and built and natural environments, then this MSc Real Estate Management course is the perfect next step towards meeting your goal.

On this course, you'll develop your ability to manage multiple real estate projects, as well as teams of other professionals in the field, while also getting the skills to efficiently solve the complex problems that can emerge during real estate management projects.

As one of the longest-established Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)-accredited centres in the world, we're one of the best institutions in the world to study this field. You'll be taught by staff from a wide range of relevant backgrounds, including chartered surveyors, architects, civil engineers, economists, town planners, lawyers and environmentalists.

And at the end of the course, you'll graduate with the knowledge and experience you'll need to pursue many roles in the field of real estate management, or chartered surveying.

On this course, you'll:

  • Visit sites, study locally based case studies and undertake ‘real-life’ community practice projects that will introduce you to various facets of integrative real estate management
  • Get the necessary knowledge and skill to apply for Chartered Surveyor status
  • Attend and contribute to current debates by a range of visiting guest speakers
  • Get a solid understanding of contemporary issues in the real estate sector

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Careers and opportunities

This course will prepare you to take senior positions in the industry. As a RICS accredited professional with interdisciplinary management skills for land and property, your skillset will be in demand. Previous graduates have gone on to work at international firms such as AECOM, Savills and Gleeds.

Specific roles that previous students have taken include:

  • property development
  • planning permissions
  • valuation
  • building methods
  • project management
  • consultancy

Professional accreditations

This course is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Successful completion of this course fulfils the academic requirements for the designated title of Chartered Surveyor.

Entry requirements​

Entry Requirements

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in any discipline. Business Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities and Liberal Arts, Geography, Economics or Law are examples, but any applicant with demonstrable commitment to, enthusiasm for or experience in the field, with a good standard of literacy, will also be considered.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

​Course costs

Tuition fees (2019 start)

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full time: £7,500 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
  • Part time: £3,750 (may be subject to annual increase)

International students

  • Full time: £15,900 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
  • Part time: £7,950 (may be subject to annual increase)

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending. 

Additional costs

Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.

You’ll study up to 6 units a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each unit.

You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.

We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.

If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.

We provide you with hard hats and Hi-Vis vests. However, you'll need to buy your own safety boots, which cost approximately £35.

​What you'll study

Each unit on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study units worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 units worth 30 credits and 1 unit worth 60 credits.

Units currently being studied

On this course you'll study the following units:

  • Construction Technology and Professional Practice
  • Property and Planning Law, Procedures and Practice
  • Property Economics, Investment and Development
  • Valuation and Estate Management

You'll also undertake an independent dissertation/project during the final stage of the course. For this, you'll be able to choose a subject area of particular personal interest within the broad overall scope of the programme. If you're studying part-time, you'll study 2 of the above units in each of the 2 years.

Changes to course content

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.

Learning support

As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

Teaching​

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • teaching salons
  • studios
  • seminars
  • guest speakers
  • site visits
  • fieldwork

How you're assessed​

You'll be assessed through:

  • coursework
  • group work
  • presentations
  • traditional exams

Apply

Apply for this course using our online application form

International students

If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply directly to us or you can get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region. To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section.

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study with us, you also agree to our terms and conditions as well as the University’s policies, rules and regulations. You should read and consider these before you apply.