Taught course

Real Estate Finance

Institution
University of Cambridge · Department of Land Economy
Qualifications
MPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree or its international equivalent. Those applicants who are subject to a language requirement are strongly encouraged to submit their language results with their initial application; failure to do so can delay the processing time. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

http://www.2016.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/lelempref

In a competitive international business environment, real estate professionals need a sophisticated understanding of finance, economics and law to succeed. The MPhil in Real Estate Finance has been designed to provide rigorous training in the latest concepts from these three key areas as applied to international real estate markets.

The course is aimed at those who may already have some experience or interest in real estate markets, banking or investment and wish to upgrade their skills or for those who are looking to commence a career in this area. The programme offers an opportunity to study theoretical and practical finance, investment and law applied to global commercial real estate markets, while enjoying the cultural, social and recreational facilities of Cambridge. The course takes students from a wide variety of backgrounds: finance, geography, economics, law, biology, international business, mathematics. These students have in common a strong desire to work in property and investments coupled with strong academic skills.

Tuition in the programme is based around classroom lectures, case studies and field trips to ensure students can apply the theoretical concepts taught. The programme can also serve as an entry point into PhD training for those interested in pursuing research in real estate finance in greater depth.

MPhil courses offered by the Department of Land Economy share common aims. These are:

i) to enable students of a high calibre to pursue their education at an advanced applied level drawing on the primary disciplines of economics, planning and environmental policy, with additional specialisms in finance and law;

ii) to provide students with opportunities both to build on and develop material which they may have studied at undergraduate level as well as to broaden their knowledge base;

iii) to equip students with the necessary skills to pursue careers at a high level in a range of areas, including  business and finance, civil service, public service, property professions, environmental agencies and organisations, national/international agencies and further study;

iv) to provide opportunities for education in a multidisciplinary environment so as to advance the understanding of cognate disciplines and their applications;

v) to provide opportunities for learning with colleagues from different social, economic and legal systems;

vi) to provide students with appropriate skills and experience to enable them to use information and resources critically and to equip them with the means to undertake their own research;

vii) to provide an educational environment with a strong research ethos that brings together students from a wide variety of backgrounds and fosters an international approach to common problems.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
10 months

Assessment

Thesis

A dissertation of between 10,000 to 12,000 words

Essays

Assessment of subject modules varies and includes written examinations, individual and group project work. Some modules may be assessed in more than one format.

Exams

Assessment of subject modules varies, written examinations are used for some modules, these will normally be two-hour papers.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 1223 337733