Taught course

Real Estate (International)

Northumbria University · Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be required to have an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent to this UK level achievement). Additional evidence of other attainment/relevant work experience may be sought to support an application. Full membership of a relevant professional body will be accepted in lieu of an undergraduate degree.

Months of entry


Course content

By 2050 the world’s population is expected to reach 9.8 billion. Nearly 70 percent are projected to live in urban areas. Would you relish the challenge of meeting the building demands of the future city? Could you tackle the development concerns of rapidly urbanising locations in Asia, Africa, and South America? Would you revel in the opportunity of investing and valuing property all over the world? 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 then this course is for you. No matter what your background, we can help you graduate with a high earning career in international real-estate and the built environment.

During the course you will work with world leading researchers, practitioners and professional bodies to develop the skills needed to acquire, develop, manage, adapt, value and dispose of property and land. You will be equipped with the most up to date industry knowledge, essential for your career. This will include considerations of sustainability, energy efficiency, facilities management, building information modelling and automated valuation.

The commercial and professional partnerships at the heart of this Master’s course gives you the opportunity to immediately network with industry contacts and learn from sector experts. The Real Estate International MSc has close links with RICS Matrics, which is designed to support new members entering the surveying profession.

Accredited by the RICS, the MSc Real Estate International provides all the academic theory and professional knowledge you need to become a built environment professional. 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 of direction degree from any discipline or academic background. The course is geared towards professionals or graduates, keen to gain Chartered Surveyor status, or pursue a fast-track route into the property and construction industries and allied project management services.

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

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444