This course gives you the opportunity to examine the complexities of the market for the following sectors: commercial, residential, industrial, leisure, and rural property, both in the UK and overseas.
UCAS code: N210
Mode of studyFull time / Part time
Programme managerPeter Smith
Singapore, Dubai, Brussels, Hong Kong and the UK – just some of the destinations where graduates of this course have gone onto work, and so could you. Whether you wish to pursue a career in commercial, rural, residential or industrial property, our Real Estate Development course will develop your skills, networks and confidence.
Accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this is the ideal launch pad into the professional world of real estate. You will learn about acquisition, sales, letting, development and management of property interests and investments, town and country planning and building construction. Alongside this, you will develop and understanding of vernacular architecture and the psychology of sales, letting and negotiation, ensuring you have the full set of skills sought by prospective employers.
Many real estate students come to us having undertaken some property work experience, although we will assist you in securing a work placement or internship during your time with us in any area of real estate that you wish to broaden your horizons. There is the added opportunity to take part in an overseas study tour to explore other property markets.
You might even choose to take a year out of your studies after your second year to commence the first year of the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). This is also open to you when you complete the course in its entirety and secure employment. Should you choose to enter rural practice after graduating, you would also be encouraged to seek professional members of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV).
Interactive teaching sessions, lectures, group tutorials practical sessions and study visits form the core learning methods of this course, alongside lecturers from professionals in the real estate practice and live case studies.
You will be assessed on the basis of coursework and case studies that will deepen your practical understanding of the subjects studied. There are also timed, unseen examinations at the end of each year, while the Research Project gives you an opportunity to focus on an area of particular interest to you and matched to your career aspirations.
Timetables are normally available one month before registration. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and societies activities.
Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Each credit equates to 10 hours of total study time. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity.
Full-time students normally take modules worth 60 credits per 15 week semester but this can vary depending on your elective choice. Part-time students taking proportionally fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for your degree is based on marks obtained for modules taken at level 5 and level 6 (weighted 30:70 accordingly)
The modules available for this course are as follows:
- 1014 Building Technology
- 1015 Law 1
- 1016 Valuation 1
- 1019 Property Transactions
- 1020 Introduction to Property Economics
- 1033 Business Finance
- 1250 Professional Practice
- 1251 Surveying
- 2006 Building Management
- 2030 Law 2
- 2033 Planning and Development
- 2037 Valuation 2
- 2066 Business and Property Finance and Taxation
- 2200 Property Market Analysis
- 2201 Property Management
- 2203 Property Agency
In the third year, you will complete a research dissertation on a subject of your choosing, and select two elective modules to suit your specialist areas of interest.
- 3025 Integrating Project
- 3026 Contemporary Issues in Property and Society
- 3027 Practice Management
- 3028 Property Investment Finance and Valuation
- 3068 Dissertation
Plus a choice of TWO electives selected from a broad range, including:
- 3007 Commercial Property Management
- 3011 Rural Business Diversification
- 3034 Marketing Communication
- 3041 Corporate Finance
- 3080 Heritage Property
- 3084 Entrepreneurship
- 3215 Advanced Residential Agency
Course modules are subject to change.
The Royal Agricultural University is currently going through an internal review of its courses to ensure the best possible student experience through innovative teaching, learning and assessment in an industry-led context. As a result, the course information detailed here may be subject to some change. The course information will be updated by May 2018.
- A Level: BCC – min.104 UCAS Tariff points (to include at least two A Levels)
- BTEC: DMM
- GCSE: (Minimum five GCSEs) - English and Mathematics (or Maths Numeracy for Welsh applicants) at Grade C / 4 or higher are required.
- International Baccalaureate: 26 points.
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Alternative entry routes are available for a range of other qualifications. Prior experience is also considered, subject to approval by the programme manager and admissions staff.
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If you don't meet the entry requirements of this course, you may be eligible for one of our Foundation degree courses or another related degree course.
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Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or trailing modules, re-sit fees or coursework resubmission). Any costs associated with work placements will be the student's responsibility.
For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:
|Full-time||£9,250 per year||£10,000 per year|
|Part-time||£4,625 per year (Duration of course 4 years)||£5,000 per year (Duration of course 4 years)|
The tuition fees quoted for 2018/19 applicants may rise in line with inflation, subject to government policy.
Part-time fees will be charged on a pro-rata basis.
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Please note: International students can study on a part-time basis only if they are in the UK with a different type of visa (other than Tier 4 Child/General).
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The University offers a wide range of generous fee waivers and bursaries. To find out more about the scholarships, awards and bursaries available, please visit the scholarships webpage.
On completing the course, many of our graduates secure employment undertaking the two-year Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) to qualify as Chartered Surveyors.
Recent graduates have gone on to fulfil jobs within a range of companies:
- Bruton Knowles
- NHS Property Services
- Knight Frank
- Dalcour Maclaren
- Marsh and Parsons
- Hamptons International
- Valuation Office Agency
- Deloitte Real Estate
Equipped with the knowledge and skills to practice within:
- Real estate planning and development
- Property finance and investment
- Rural agency
- Estate agency
- House building
- Sales and letting of commercial and leisure property
- Commercial / residential property asset management
On average over the past five years, 96% of our graduates have gone on to enter employment or further study within six months, 70% in graduate or professional positions.
Kate Marfleet BSc (Hons) Real Estate graduate, 2014 - “I chose to study at the RAU because I wanted a recognised course which provided both breadth and depth of knowledge, and the best grounding from which to start my career. The level of support is exceptional, and the course allowed me to choose the modules I wanted to study. I am now a Chartered Surveyor and the foundations learned from the RAU proved invaluable throughout my graduate programme at JLL and LaSalle Investment Management. A degree from the RAU helped me to stand out from the crowd.”
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