Taught course

Real Estate

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Social and Political Sciences
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

Applications are considered on an individual basis, with particular consideration given to the applicant's practical experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Prestigious Scottish Funding Council Awards are available to high calibre applicants for this programme. The SFC has selected this programme in recognition of the high demand for students with these qualifications. The awards cover all tuition costs; for further information, please see: funded places.
The programme provides you with a comprehensive and professionally-focused overview of the industry. If you are already in real estate and want to extend your knowledge and understanding of the industry through reflective and structured Continuing Professional Development (CPD) learning, this programme is for you.

Why Glasgow

  • There is significant input from industry to our teaching 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.
  • You can gain this qualification in a manner that works best with your professional commitments, either through one year of full-time study or on a modular basis over two or more years.
  • If you satisfy the progression requirements, this qualification provides an entrance route to the MSc in Real Estate, MSc in Real Estate and Regeneration and MSc in City Planning and Real Estate Development.
  • 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 four core and two optional courses. This programme intended to provide a recognised University qualification for practitioners who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding through reflective and structured CPD learning. It is also a good first step if you want to make a start in this industry or it may also serve as a launch pad for less experienced students into the range of MSc programmes in Real Estate, Planning & Regeneration.

Core courses

  • Development economics
  • Development process
  • Real estate markets
  • Real estate valuation and appraisal.

Optional courses may include

  • Professional practice, ethics and management
  • Real estate finance and investment
  • Strategic real estate management.

Career prospects

Career opportunities exist in real estate development, investment and management.

Information for international students

Please refer to our website for more information.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

Fees and funding

UK students
£3167
International students
£5333

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

flexible
48 months

Course contact details

Name
David McArthur
Email
david.mcarthur@glasgow.ac.uk