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Real Estate (Distance Learning), MSc

Enhance your decision-making skills with our exciting real estate course. Learn how to examine real estate development and investment projects within global, economic, and financial contexts.

The course modules cover the essentials of real estate, such as development economics and planning, property asset management, applied project management, and risk management. You'll also learn how to consider real estate projects in wider global, economic and financial contexts. This will enable you to pursue careers with property developers, property investment companies, and professional surveying practices.

This distance-learning course has been running since 1991. It continues to reflect the exciting changes in teaching and the built environment profession. It's an ideal option for current professionals to underpin their experience with a master's degree and progress their career.

Department

School of Design

Duration

2 years part-time

Start month

September; January

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What you should know about this course

  • Our course is based on a flexible approach to problem-solving and the development of analytical faculties.
  • The philosophy of the programme is based on a flexible approach to problem solving and the development of analytical faculties
  • This course is designed to broaden the abilities of graduates with some of the key areas of understanding and analysis in real estate.
  • You’ll develop skills for effective decision making in investment and development projects
  • This course is part of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Partnership Portfolio.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

You will be taught by renowned experts both professional and academic staff with specialisms in the field of construction, property and surveying practices. As a Master’s student within the School of Design, you will be a member of a larger creative community which includes Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Built Environment  Our research and consultancy work inform academics, and over 90 per cent of the lecturers that teach on our courses hold a teaching qualification.

Entry requirements

If you are

You should have a 2:2 honours degree or an equivalent qualification in a built environment discipline such as civil engineering, construction, surveying, architecture or planning.  We will consider undergraduate degrees in other disciplines on an individual basis.

Alternatively, we will consider relevant experience with membership of an appropriate professional body.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

We welcome applications from mature students.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22 and we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible face-to-face and on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Please note that UK Coronavirus policy continues to adapt to ongoing changes. Our plans may need to change and we may need to move activity online at short notice in response to any changes in Government guidance and Covid safety requirements.

Learning experience

You should expect 2-3 days a week on independent learning depending on your prior experience. In a typical week, you will also have lectures, seminars and workshops which may include critiques to discuss your work with colleagues and tutors. Visiting lecturers will attend in each term for specialist lectures, workshops and tutorials. Theory courses will be taught alongside other MSc programmes to encourage subject crossover and multidisciplinary views. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm.

Class sizes

Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars or tutorials by smaller groups. Numbers can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. Students also take part in shared / collaborative modules with other students from built environment course, providing a perfect opportunity to develop skills in group and teamwork.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are expected to dedicate time to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations and preparing for tests and exams.

You can use our Stockwell Street Library and online resources to support you in these activities.

In addition, during the week you can also:

  • Attend additional support classes in some modules
  • Attend guest lectures from industry experts
  • Take part in employability and enterprise workshops
  • Join student societies.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade. Each course has formal summative assessments which count towards your final grade. Throughout the year you will receive formative feedback.

Feedback summary

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Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

* Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable each year). You can find out more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'What you will study' section.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Careers and placements

Do you provide employability services?

The School of Design has an Employability Officer who provides specific opportunities relevant to your own course. They work closely with professionals in industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate. As a postgraduate you can enquire about career opportunities with the Employability Officer.

The central Employability and Careers Service also provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

All students on Built Environment courses at the School of Design get access to Microsoft Project and RICS BCIS online. Additionally, joining societies such as RICS will help you network and can build skills and present new opportunities. Furthermore, the School of Design provides pastoral support throughout your studies with us.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.