An estate management degree prepares you for work in the property sector, but also equips you with highly desirable and transferable commerce and business skills...
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Undertaking a period of voluntary work in an area that will complement your degree in estate management, such as environmental conservation for the heritage sector, will help show employers that you have relevant experience. This will be particularly useful if you were not able to secure a work placement during your studies.
Many property employers place a strong emphasis on extracurricular activities that demonstrate teamworking and leadership skills. These skills can be developed through sporting activities or by participating in clubs and societies run by your university or students' union. Relevant property-related experience is also important, often gained through a year out in industry or summer placements.
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Employment opportunities are available with utilities services, in private practice, commercial organisations, for trusts and heritage organisations, the public sector and local and central government, in a range of activities including domestic, commercial and industrial projects.
Typical employers include:
Self-employment is also a possibility for those with experience, involving, for example, activities related to commercial, industrial, residential and agricultural property or to land management and production, animal health and welfare and environmental industries. For information on setting up a business, see self-employment.
Estate management is a multidisciplinary course where you learn the whole property picture, from planning law to bricks and mortar. Practically, it tends to be taught by a combination of lectures and site visits in addition to a number of real-life projects and case studies.
The course helps you to develop a range of skills sought by employers in the property sector and beyond, including:
Some graduates choose to specialise in a particular area of estate management, for example, taking postgraduate courses in property development, property investment, surveying, real estate management, environmental conservation for the heritage sector, planning and environment, and town and country planning.
Other further study options include postgraduate studies in banking or finance to enhance their knowledge of a different career area. It is also possible to undertake further vocational training, for example in law.
More than two-thirds of estate management graduates are in employment six months after graduating. Of these, 45% work in professional roles or technical occupations in areas such as surveying, valuation, property development, environmental conservation, facilities management and estate management. 13% are in marketing, sales and advertising roles and the same figure in commercial, industrial and public sector management.
A small proportion (6%) combine work and study and a further 6% are studying full time. Many work towards a professional qualification for membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and others taking specialist postgraduate courses in related subjects.
|Working and studying||6%|
|Associate professional and technical||44.9%|
|Marketing, sales and advertising||13%|
|Commercial and public management||12.7%|
|Retail, catering and bar work||6.9%|
Find out what other graduates are doing six months after finishing their degrees in What Do Graduates Do?
Graduate destinations data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.
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