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What will I learn?

The MSc(Real Estate) programme approaches real estate from a business and economic perspective. The aims of the programme are threefold. The first aim is to introduce students to real estate assets and markets, within the overall framework of law, institutions, and urban economies. The second aim is to provide students with the theoretical insight and analytical skills to identify and evaluate real estate investment opportunities in both private and public sectors, including land development, asset management, financial market transactions (e.g. REIT), and innovative land conversion ventures (e.g. PERE). The third aim is to equip students with the necessary management skills to understand and participate in functional and general management of enterprises active in real estate markets.

Each student must complete
(1) twelve courses including prescribed and elective courses; or
(2) Nine courses including prescribed and elective courses plus a dissertation.

The prescribed courses are:
- Economics for professionals;
- Real estate management;
- Land economics;
- Planning and building development;
- Law for the real estate and construction industry;
- Real estate investment;
- Project workshop (RE) or Dissertation;
- Property valuation – principles and practices;
- Institutional analysis for urban studies; and
- Asset pricing theory for real estate

The elective courses can be chosen according to the choice of the following majors:

- MSc(Real Estate)
- MSc(Real Estate) majoring in Real Estate Investment and Finance

MSc(Real Estate) including all its majors is recognized by RICS and HKIS in both the General Practice Division and the Planning and Development Division.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Architecture

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$190,080.00 (19,30,922) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected January 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate: shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or GCE (General Certificate of Education) - Grade C or above; or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) - Grade C or above; or Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language - Grade C or above.

For international students

Applicant shall satisfy Programme Specific Requirements as listed below:

(a) comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;

(b) hold a Bachelor’s degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose;

(c) for an applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall satisfy the University English language requirement applicable to high degrees as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b).

(d) satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.

English Language Requirements

In addition to satisfying the requirements for admission to the curriculum concerned, an applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain one of the following examination result.

A. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
1. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or
2. a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or
3. a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or

B. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or

C. GCE (General Certificate of Education)
Grade C or above; or

D. IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
Grade C or above; or

E. Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language

Grade C or above

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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