Taught course

MSc Real Estate

Royal Agricultural University · Royal Agricultural University

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement is the minimum of a BSc (Honours) degree at a 2:1 classification or equivalent. Students with lower academic achievements with relevant experience may be considered for admission. Students with other qualifications should contact Admissions to discuss suitability.

Months of entry


Course content


This one-year Masters is the optimal route into a burgeoning profession where the practical experience, professional contacts and global perspective you acquire will help you build a solid foundation for the future.

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this course is highly respected by the industry, where graduates go on to secure work in all areas of real estate, including asset management, consultancy, social housing and mixed general practice.

Interactive discussions and collaborative projects will improve the teamwork skills that employers are looking for, while site visits, guest speakers, an overseas field trip and visits to Royal Society Estate events will give you invaluable access to professional contacts and their expertise.

Once you graduate you can register for the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) that, following a minimum of two years professional training, culminates in the application for MRICS designation as a Chartered Surveyor.

Part-time students, if in approved relevant work, may apply for their APC registration upon enrolment to the programme.


The course comprises eight modules and a 20,000 word dissertation, and is studied either 2 days a week full-time over 12 months or one day a week part-time over 2 years at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester.

You will learn via lectures, ‘live scenario’ case studies, site visits (including to London); group assessments, simulated practice exercises, research paper seminars, written reports, valuation computations and technical interactive workshops.

Whilst there is no final examinations, you will need to achieve module learning outcomes so that you emerge from this programme as a competent and employable professional.

For assessments, you will gather, evaluate and synthesise a balanced range of information to formulate sound advice to a diverse range of private and public-sector clients. A particular characteristic of this degree is the flexibility to enable you to specialise in, for example, International, Residential, Rural, Development, Finance, or Heritage areas.

Market analysis, valuation and development appraisal skills are supported by access to leading industry databases and software (CoStar, BCIS, EGi, Argus) and statistical programs (SPSS).


  • 4240 Real Estate Context
  • 4241 Valuation Principles
  • 4242 Planning Theory and Practice
  • 4244 Dissertation
  • 4245 Construction and project Management
  • 4246 Professional Practice
  • 4247 Applied Valuation
  • 4248 Investment and Development Appraisal

Plus ONE additional module, selected from:

  • 4243 International Real Estate
  • 4249 Asset Management

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English, the University will accept International English Language Test (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 average with no element below 5.5. Other English language qualifications should be discussed with Admissions.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships and bursaries are available - please check our website for further details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Course contact details

Dr JiSimon HUston
+44 (0) 1285 652 531