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What will I learn?

During the course you will work with world leading researchers, practitioners and professional bodies to develop the skills needed to acquire, develop, manage, adapt, value and dispose of property and land. You will be equipped with the most up to date industry knowledge, essential for your career. This will include considerations of sustainability, energy efficiency, facilities management, building information modelling and automated valuation. A central part of the course is a week-long field study visit to Barcelona.

The commercial and professional partnerships at the heart of this Master’s course gives you the opportunity to immediately network with industry contacts and learn from sector experts. The Real Estate International MSc has close links with RICS Matrics, which is designed to support new members entering the surveying profession.

Accredited by the RICS, the MSc Real Estate International provides all of the academic theory and professional knowledge you need to become a built environment professional. Over 95% of our students are employed within 6 months of the course ending and most before this. Of these students, 85% are employed within the top 20 recognised international real estate firms. A median starting salary for graduate surveyors working in the built environment is around £26,900, going up to £48,000 once fully qualified.

You are welcome to join this change of direction degree from any discipline or academic background. The course is geared towards professionals or graduates, keen to gain Chartered Surveyor status, or pursue a fast track route into the property and construction industries and allied project management services.

Your Career

You will graduate from this RICS-accredited course with all of the academic requirements for graduate membership, ready to undertake the two years’ professional experience you need to become fully chartered.

With a long history, well established links in the property industry and excellent graduate employment rates, this RICS-accredited Real Estate MSc is perfectly placed to help launch your career. Graduates can expect to earn an average of £26,900. If you go on to do your two years in industry and become fully RICS qualified, this goes up to around £48,000.

An MSc in Real Estate at Northumbria has excellent rates of employment and opportunity, with 95% of our students being employed within 6 months of the course ending and most securing a job before this. This is undoubtedly due to our long established relationships with employers in the global real estate industry, including Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE, JLL, Savills, Knight Frank, Avison Young and Santander.

Working with these employers throughout your course will give you invaluable sector knowledge and connections that will benefit your career in the future. A host of career paths will be available to you which will utilise the RICS competencies that you have gained throughout all of your modules.

The kind of roles you can expect to be prepared for include; surveying roles in commercial real estate, valuation, corporate real estate, planning and development, investment and finance.

The practical experience that you will gain in land development and property opens the doors to careers in urban planning within the public and private sector while the emphasis on investment and finance offers access to the banking and investment sector.

The core skills you will develop offer routes into the allied industries of project management, construction and town and city management. Our current graduates work for corporate financial institutions, government organisations, local authorities, government and private clients across the UK and further afield in roles such as surveying, investment, property valuation, planning and development, and property management.

Which department am I in?

Architecture and Built Environment

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,000.00 (16,48,749) per year
There are no additional costs.

This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

20 September 2021

Venue

City Centre Campus

Ellison Place,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Tyne and Wear,

NE1 8ST, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelors Degree (when awarded by a regionally accredited institution): GPA of 2.8 or above for courses which require a UK 2:2 equivalent, GPA of 3.0* or above for courses which require a UK 2:1 equivalent. All Postgraduate Taught Programmes IELTS 6.5 minimum component 5.5.

For international students

Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any subject. English language requirements: International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.

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

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About Northumbria University

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