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What will I learn?

This course is accredited by the RICS and gives you the required knowledge and skills for a successful career in the property market

Overview

The MSc Real Estate Management & Investment degree is a carefully considered programme which meets current industry demands and develops graduates who have the knowledge and skills required to enter the property industry as valuers, agents, property consultants, managers, and developers.

Property plays a key role in business and investment and there is a need to maximize both the return from and productivity of real estate assets.

Whatever your background, this Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited course will equip you with the knowledge to become a competent and resourceful professional, ready to go straight into a career as a surveyor in the fast-paced property market. The Masters degree is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) under the Commercial, Residential and Valuation pathways. A career as a surveyor may suit you if you are interested in property and people, and want a professional role with plenty of variety and prospects.

Graduate prospects are good and recent graduates have gone on to work for the likes of: Ryden, Savills, Shepherd Surveyors, DM Hall, Cushman and Wakefield, Montagu Evans, Valuation Office Agency, Lothian Valuation Joint Board, and Taylor Wimpey Homes.

Course details

The course content is delivered through lectures and tutorials taught by professionally qualified academic staff and industrial specialists.

You'll develop abilities to analyse, assess and synthesize solutions to problems and gain an understanding of the business drivers and constraints that influence these solutions. Your communication skills will also be developed, giving you the confidence you need to interact with clients and fellow industry professionals.

Real Estate Management & Investment is a global trend and as such there are opportunities to work across the world, particularly within the multinational practices.

Our accreditation means this qualification meets their academic requirements, putting you well on your way to Chartered status. You can obtain full Chartered status following a period of work experience after graduation and on successful completion of the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).

Chartered Surveyors with a degree in Real Estate Surveying apply their specialist skills in the fields of: development appraisal; Investment appraisal; valuation; agency (buying and selling land and property); and property management. Graduates can work in the private, public and voluntary sector, which might include: private practice real estate consultancies, commercial and residential surveying firms, property companies, financial institutions and local and central government.

Assessments

Assessments are by a mixture of coursework, projects and exams. This can consist of a variety of tasks including report writing, essays, research briefs and posters.

Careers

Chartered Surveyors with a degree in Real Estate Surveying apply their specialist skills in the fields of:

  • Development appraisal
  • Investment appraisal
  • Valuation
  • Agency (buying and selling land and property)
  • Property management
  • Private practice real estate consultancies
  • Commercial and residential surveying firms
  • Property companies
  • Financial institutions and local and central government

Recent graduates have gone on to work for the likes of: JLL, Shepherds, Rydens, GVA, DM Hall, Cushman and Wakefield, Lambert Smith Hampton, Valuation Office Agency, Lothian Valuation Joint Board, Transport for London, Avant Homes and Knight Frank.

Which department am I in?

Engineering

Study options

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees
£15,490.00 (US$ 21,312) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

Merchiston Campus

10 Colinton Road,

Edinburgh,

Edinburgh, City Of,

EH10 5DT, Scotland

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£15,490.00 (US$ 21,312) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

Merchiston Campus

10 Colinton Road,

Edinburgh,

Edinburgh, City Of,

EH10 5DT, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You are eligible to apply if you completed a bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 2.7 or above. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 overall, with no component below 5.5.

For international students

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. We may consider applicants with a lower degree classification if they has sufficient relevant work experience in the property / real estate industry. There may also be an additional essay requirement if applicants apply with less than a 2.2 Honours degree and this would be confirmed on submission of the application to the Admissions Team. As this course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), all applicants must have a degree level qualification or equivalent to be considered. Students need to have IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with no component below 5.5 and TOEFL Internet Based Test - 80 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing.

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

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