This course will give you a quality mixed general practice real estate qualification with the possibility of international, residential and other specialisations.
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The Royal Agricultural University is in partnership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which fully accredits this one-year Masters degree.
Nowadays, real estate has become a global asset class. It also provides homes in communities, underpins a dynamic economy and has significant environmental and energy security implications.
To service this critical sector, the industry looks for independently minded and competent graduates with domestic and international awareness.
This rigorous and challenging programme will equip you with the intellectual mindset, vocationally orientated knowledge and professional competencies to evaluate markets, property investments and development projects.
If you have professional real estate career aspirations, it prepares you to enter practice.
As a graduate of the programme, you can register for the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) that, following a minimum of two years professional training, culminates in the application for MRICS designation as a Chartered Surveyor.
Part-time students, if in approved relevant work, may apply for their APC registration upon enrolment to the programme
This programme provides full and part time route to full professional status for those seeking a career in real estate or other sectors, exposed to it. In financial, public or other sectors, this qualification will differentiate you and enhance your professional standing
The course is studied either 2 days a week full-time over 12 months or one day a week part-time over 2 years at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. Students will engage in a blended range of lectures, ‘live scenario’ case studies, site visits (including to London); group assessments and technical interactive workshops.
This programme uses a wide range of teaching and learning methods to enable you to apply theory, professional knowledge and appropriate skills and techniques to complex cases studies or simulated practice exercises. For assessments, you gather a balanced range of information, critically evaluate it, analyse and synthesise it to formulate sound advice to a diverse range of private and public-sector clients. A particular characteristic of this degree is the flexibility to enable you to specialise in, for example, International, Residential, Rural, Development, Finance or Heritage areas.
Teaching and learning takes place in small groups, which provides the opportunity for students to get to know each other and the academic staff. Hence, faculty focus closely on your needs. However, as would be expected of an institution at the forefront of learning, staff can adopt modern means of delivery. Teaching is enriched by site visits, industry speakers and a wide range of current electronic materials, including CoStar, BCIS, EGi, Argus and RICS Red Book 2017 via isurv. Working in Real Estate calls for good teamwork and students develop it via interactive discussions, collaborative projects and industry exposure. Overall, this program is intensive but rewarding with clear professional pathway to advance your career in the exciting land based sector.
Module leaders use a range of individual or group formative and summative assessments methods, including case studies, research paper seminars, group presentations, online exercises, valuation computations, written reports, oral examinations and other tasks. Whilst there is no final examinations, you will need to achieve module learning outcomes so that you emerge from this programme as a competent and employable professional.
The curriculum covers a broad range of theoretical and practical real estate material to enable you to become a competent real estate professional. You will study eight modules and a dissertation.
Market analysis, valuation and development appraisal skills are supported by access to leading industry databases and software (CoStar, BCIS, EGi, Argus). You will use Excel and statistical programs (SPSS). Your two electives are either Asset Management or International Real Estate. In these and your dissertation, you can specialise in International, Residential, Rural, Development, and Finance or Heritage areas. You will also study Research Methods (Theory, Literature Review and Proposal) and complete an individual 20,000-word Dissertation with the assistance of an individually assigned tutor. Your dissertation is submitted at the end of September after nine months full-time or less than 2 years part-time.
- 4240 Real Estate Context
- 4241 Valuation Principles
- 4242 Planning Theory and Practice
- 4244 Dissertation
- 4245 Construction and project Management
- 4246 Professional Practice
- 4247 Applied Valuation
- 4248 Investment and Development Appraisal
Plus ONE additional module, selected from:
The standard entry requirement is the minimum of a BSc (Honours) degree at a 2:1 classification or equivalent. Students with lower academic achievements with relevant real estate practice experience may be considered for admission.
Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or trailing module fees, re-sit fees or dissertation extensions).
For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:
|Full-time||£7,500 per year||£11,550 per year|
The tuition fees quoted for 2018 applicants may rise in line with inflation, subject to government policy.
For full details, please visit the fees and funding webpage.
The University offers a range of generous fee waivers and bursaries. To find out more about the scholarships, awards and bursaries available, please visit the scholarships webpage.
Real estate professionals are in great demand and the University has achieved high levels of success in placing graduates in major urban and rural real estate companies and advisory practices.
Key areas include:
- Mixed General Practice
- Investment /Asset Management
- Corporate Real Estate/Facilities Management
- Residential / Social Housing
- Development / Infrastructure
- Statutory advice
- Real estate analysis and research
This programme also offers multiple opportunities for professional enrichment, including:
- Range of site visits to live developments
- Industry guest speakers
- Real Estate Society events
- Argus Enterprise and Developer Argus professional certification (at extra cost)
- Overseas field trip (at extra cost) which, in recent years, visited Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai
- Access to other relevant university modules (e.g. Individual Research, Rural Estates Practice or Corporate Finance)
Applications to study for postgraduate degrees need to be made directly through the University.
You can now apply via our website, using the online application form.
Alternatively, if you are unable access the online form you can call Admissions on 01285 889 912, or email email@example.com.
We recommend applicants keep a copy of the completed form for their records.