Taught course

Real Estate

Northumbria University · Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be required to have a lower second class honours degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you ever look at a building or an empty plot of land and wonder how it can be used more profitably? Can you imagine using your entrepreneurial passion to meet the property demands of investors, tenants, communities, and global populations? Are you ready to use your resourcefulness to help landlords and occupiers reimagine their properties in response to the challenges of Covid and the new world of work? If you enjoy using creativity to solve complex problems and dream of a high earning career in Real Estate, then this course is for you.

Developed and delivered in collaboration with world-leading researchers, internationally recognised real estate firms, practitioners and professional bodies, the course offers a fast-track route into the surveying and built environment professions. You will work on real-life assessments and projects to gain cutting-edge knowledge and professional skills.

The practical based learning and hands-on experience ensures that you will be fully competent and ready for the world of work upon graduation. The commercial and professional partnerships at the heart of this Master’s course give you the opportunity to immediately network with industry contacts, learn from sector experts and have access to the latest professional development opportunities.

Accredited by the RICS, the MSc Real Estate provides all of the academic theory and professional knowledge you need to become a built environment professional. We consistently ensure that over 95% of our students are employed within 6 months of the course ending and most before this. Of these students, 85% are employed within the top 20 recognised international real estate firms. A median starting salary for graduate surveyors working in the built environment is around £26,900, going up to £48,000 once fully qualified.

You are welcome to join this change direction Master’s degree from any discipline or academic background. The course is geared towards professionals or graduates who are keen to gain Chartered Surveyor status or pursue a fast track route into the property and construction industry.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Full-time students will be eligible to register for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) on graduation. Part-time students may start the APC process after successful completion of Year 1.

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453