Taught course

International Real Estate and Management

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant social science or humanities subject, in addition to more quantitative subjects (e.g. engineering and maths). Applicants with a lower second Honours degree may be accepted, if warranted by strong references and/or relevant work experience.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme provides you with a detailed understanding of the global real estate industry and modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions. The programme is tailored for those who anticipate a career with international professional real estate service advisers or corporate real estate management.

Why this programme

  • If you want to establish a career as a chartered surveyor, primarily as a member of the Management Consultancy or Commercial Property Professional Groups of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this programme is designed for you.
  • You will understand how real estate can support the core activities of any organisation and enable you to make informed financial decisions through the application of real estate valuation and appraisal techniques.
  • There is significant input from industry in shaping our programme, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars. There are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at open events and recruitment presentations. We will also support you in arranging professional work placements.
  • The programme is professionally accredited by the RICS.
  • An optional field trip to London will provide you with an insight into the complex socio-economic dynamics of city building and design through visits to high profile real estate, planning and regeneration projects. You will have the opportunity to both meet and speak with senior industry professionals and policy-makers involved in the delivery of major urban developments. Past trips have included visits to The Shard, Olympic Park, Crossrail, Battersea Power Station.

Programme structure

You will take a series of core courses and optional courses, and undertake a dissertation or a major project in real estate.

Core courses in semester 1 are multi-disciplinary in nature and use lectures, seminars, tutorials and cases studies to focus on the urban development and planning theories, principles and policies. These are necessary for you to build a thorough understanding of how urban areas and economics function. In addition, you will gain an appreciation of real estate values and apply valuation and appraisal principles and techniques in practice-based activities.

In semester 2, activities and assessments, field and team work, in addition to project and IT lab skills will further develop your core real estate and management skills.

Core courses

  • Advanced real estate valuation and appraisal
  • Development process
  • International real estate analysis
  • Managing strategic change
  • Professional practice, ethics and management
  • Project management
  • Real estate valuation and appraisal
  • Real estate markets
  • Strategic real estate management.

Optional courses may include

  • Development economics
  • Marketing management
  • Operations management
  • Real estate finance and investment.

Career prospects

There is a high demand for corporate real estate managers who can act on their own initiative, make decisive financial decisions, show leadership potential and adapt to changing circumstances. As a graduate of this programme, these are the kind of attributes we would expect you to possess.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £10,650
International students
Full time: EU £10,650 Non EU £19,300
Please see the list of scholarship opportunities available.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

flexible
60 months
full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Allison Orr
Email
allison.orr@glasgow.ac.uk