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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 (such as farming, property or countryside management) may be considered for admission.

Applicants are encouraged to attend an Open Day prior to applying for this course.

Months of entry


Course content


If you are looking to fast-track your way to a career as a Chartered Surveyor, look no further. This course, developed in partnership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), is highly regarded by the industry where our graduates go on to secure roles with national, regional and international firms, as well as in private and public property.

As well as acting as a springboard to your qualification as a Chartered Surveyor, this course can also prepare you to become a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.

Covering rural property law, policy, taxation, financial planning, implementation and environmental challenges, you will be trained in all aspects of land, property and business management.


The course will be studied full-time over 12 months.

You will study eight modules in the autumn and spring terms, with final examinations taking place in May. The dissertation is typically undertaken between May and September.

You will attend lectures and group tutorials. There is also a range of practical sessions, and visits to local farms, commercial properties, and rural estates where owners, occupiers and their professional advisors provide additional insights into the management of a rural property. Assessed coursework features strongly throughout the course.

Before starting the MSc, students receive reading lists and study material so that they can develop a basic grounding in study areas with which they are not familiar.


  • 4002 Agriculture
  • 4007 Dissertation
  • 4015 Farm Business and Enterprise Management
  • 4016 Rural Planning and Buildings
  • 4019 Rural Property Law
  • 4029 Environmental and Woodland Management
  • 4031 Rural Policy and Implementation
  • 4033 Rural Valuation
  • 4043 Rural 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

Fully accredited by RICS. Qualification as a Chartered Surveyor can be gained upon completion of this MSc programme, followed by two years of professional experience, known as the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).

Course contact details

David Lewis
+44 (0) 1285 652 531