2:1 degree or equivalent with a background in economic analysis and strong quantitative and technical skills.
GRE or GMAT is required from all applicants except those with (or expecting) a UK undergraduate degree, or who have obtained a UK master’s degree (GRE is preferred).
English standard level.
Months of entry
About this MSc programme
The MSc Real Estate Economics and Finance programme integrates current academic economic and financial analysis and research with an applied study of real estate markets. The programme is an internationally renowned one year taught programme, ranked #1 Real Estate Masters course in Europe and #1 Real Estate Masters course worldwide, according to Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2017.
The programme has an international focus that is transferable across countries and institutional settings. You will learn from world-leading researchers, with LSE ranked #1 for Urban and Real Estate Economists (according to the RePEc Research Papers in Economics, 2016). You will acquire significant theoretical and technical knowledge to equip you to understand urban economic processes, price determination in land and real property markets, and their interrelation with investment markets, investment analysis and portfolio choice as well as the impact of land use regulations, transport, public policy and socio-economic change. This programme will appeal if you wish to work, or are already working, in a specialised area relating to property and urban analysis, real estate finance or investment analysis.
The programme benefits from a partnership with the Investment Property Forum (IPF), which has included the programme on their selected list of graduate courses that it judges provide the relevant skills necessary for those operating in the property investment market. This recognition comes with a number of benefits for our master's graduates, including fast-track membership to the forum. In addition, the programme has an agreement with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), thus conferring professional recognition.
Department of Geography and Environment
The Department of Geography and Environment is highly regarded both nationally and internationally. In 2018, the QS World University rankings rated the Department 2nd globally for Geography. The Department have had 3 holders of the highly competitive Philip Leverhulme Prize Fellowships for researchers under 36. It also enjoys close links with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.
Information for international students
For country-specific information regarding entry requirements, fees, and scholarships avaliable, please visit LSE's country pages.
Fees and funding
Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.
This programme is available as part of an ESRC-funded pathway onto a PhD programme. The 1+3 scheme provides funding for a one year research training master's linked to a PhD programme and is designed for students who have not already completed an ESRC recognised programme of research training.
More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Office
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