Entry requirements

The MSc Real Estate programme is open to students who hold a 2.1 or above, or equivalent international qualification. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to a career in real estate, preferably through previous work experience, which is strongly recommended. Please also see the university's general entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Real Estate comprises 12 compulsory taught modules (although some of the modules are specific to the chosen pathway) and a structured applied project. It provides you with a thorough grounding in the skills and expertise necessary for a career in real estate.

Each module is 10 credits and the MSc qualification is 180 credits.

Please note: as programmes are reviewed regularly, the module list you choose from may vary from what is shown here.

Autumn Semester:

Valuation and Investment (10 credits - all pathways);
Real Estate Law (10 credits all pathways);
Real Estate Economics (10 credits all pathways);
Integrative Professional Practice (10 credits all pathways);
Construction and Sustainability (10 credits all pathways);
Applied Real Estate Management and Analysis (10 credits all pathways).

Spring Semester:

Strategic Management of Corporate Real Estate (10 credits all pathways);
Real Estate Finance and Business Economics (10 credits all pathways);
Real Estate Development Appraisal (10 credits all pathways);
Planning and Development (10 credits Commercial and Residential pathways);
Planning Systems and the Development Process (10 credits International pathway);
Sustainable Residential Real Estate Development (10 credits Residential pathway);
Commercial Real Estate Investment Strategy (10 credits Commercial pathway);
Residential Real Estate Investment Markets (10 credits Residential pathway);
International Real Estate Investment(10 credits International pathway);
Commercial Real Estate Law (10 credits Commercial pathway);
Residential Real Estate Law (10 credits Residential pathway);
International Real Estate Law (10 credits International pathway).


The work required for this part of the programme can be undertaken away from the university with email and internet support.

Applied Project (50 credits all pathways);
Real Estate Markets (10 credits all pathways);
Teaching and learning.

The philosophy of the MSc programme is to provide you with a theoretical framework in the early modules and to build on this in the latter stages with practical, real life examples and case studies.

Learning methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project work and independent study. Teaching is organised around the component modules, involving a total of around 20 hours of teaching time per week over each 12-week teaching semester.

The semester system requires examinations to be taken at the end of each teaching period. It is a very intensive course and you undertake a substantial amount of private study and project work.

The Integrative Professional Practice module draws together the different subjects taught on the course and enables you to develop strong interpersonal communication via a series of face-to-face role-plays.

In addition to the taught modules there is also an umbrella module, Real Estate Markets, which incorporates a number of field trips in the UK and Europe.

Information for international students

For non-native English speakers, an IELTS score of at least 6.5 or evidence of an equivalent level of fluency in English language is required. Please also see the university's standard English language requirements

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0) 1865 483904