Taught course

Real Estate Management

University of Portsmouth · School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in any discipline. Business Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities and Liberal Arts, Geography, Economics or Law are examples, but any applicant with demonstrable commitment to, enthusiasm for or experience in the field with a good standard of literacy will also be considered.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


Develop your career in managing real estate portfolios, including natural and built environments, with our professionally-driven Master's in Real Estate Management. You'll learn to use industry-standard software, apply managerial skills and report your findings accurately, all in a university with one of the longest-standing Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accreditations in the world.

You'll work with complex problems drawn from live real estate activity, produce reports to industry specifications throughout your assessments, and put your skills to work locally by taking part in community practice. Your teaching staff will include chartered surveyors, architects, civil engineers, economists, town planners, lawyers and environmentalists, with wide publication records and project management histories worth billions across the UK and Europe. You'll attend guest lectures given by RICS professionals from companies, such as Savilles, and from local government or other public sector organisations.

When you graduate, you'll have the knowledge and skills to build a career in real estate management. You'll also be eligible to begin the process of recognition as a Chartered Surveyor, or to enter research into the field.

Course highlights

  • Master real estate management skills, industry software and reporting methods, as you grapple with contemporary issues in the industry
  • Build the necessary knowledge and experience to apply for Chartered Surveyor status
  • Learn from practising real estate professionals, both as teaching staff and visiting lecturers, and use local case studies and community projects to develop your learning
  • Study at one of the longest-established Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)-accredited centres in the world
  • Plan and deliver a Master's project that follows your interest in real estate issues, such as investment, property development trends, corporate assets or planning
  • Find your route into a property career from a wide range of academic backgrounds

Careers and opportunities

ou'll graduate with the real estate management skills and knowledge to put your learning to work immediately. As a RICS-accredited professional, you are well-placed for senior roles in the industry – you'll know the software used in the industry, you'll have experience in producing industry-standard reports, and you'll have had the opportunity to build your professional contacts through site visits and university events.

And, according to the recent Digital Front Line report from Causeway Construction, you'll be entering a sector as it bounces back from lockdown with government investment and a commitment to its own digital reinvention.

Graduates of this course have gone onto roles such as:
  • Property development
  • Planning permissions
  • Valuation
  • Building methods
  • Project management
  • Consultancy

Fees and funding

For information about fees and funding your studies, please visit: https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-28 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

12 months full-time (September intake), 24 months part-time (September intake), 16 months full-time (January intake), 28 months part-time (January intake)

Course contact details

Admissions Team
023 9284 5566