Taught course

Real Estate Management and Development

Heriot-Watt University · School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

Entry requirements

MSc entry requirement is minimum 2:2 honours degree. Ordinary degree plus relevant experience required for PGDip.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc in Real Estate Management and Development course is focussed on industrial and professional relevance, ensuring that graduates of the course are quickly able to make a positive and effective contribution to the success of their working environment, and the development of their own professional careers.

The course is suitable for graduates with an interest in pursuing a career as a general practice chartered surveyor with a focus on commercial or residential property valuation, development, management or investment.

Available at both Edinburgh and Dubai campuses. MSc Course is accredited by RICS.

This programme can be studied full-time and on a part-time basis at our Edinburgh and Dubai Campuses or via Independent Distance Learning (IDL), ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family. As an IDL student you will not be required to attend any lectures, tutorials or other events at any of Heriot-Watt University’s campuses.

Information for international students

The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:

Fees and funding

UK students
Please refer to the website
International students
Please refer to the website

Please visit our Scholarships web pages for more information on scholarships and funding.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-84 months
part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
distance learning
24-84 months
part time
21 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment25

Course contact details

Colin Elliot
+44 (0)131 451 4627