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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.

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Department

School of Design

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September and January

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What you should know about this course

  • You’ll develop skills for effective decision making in investment and development projects
  • The philosophy of the programme is based on a flexible approach to problem solving and the development of analytical faculties.
  • The course brings together professionals of various disciplines in the learning process to encourage interaction and integrative study
  • Designed to broaden the abilities of graduates with some of the key areas of understanding and analysis in real estate
  • 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 varied academic staff with specialisms in the field of construction, property and surveying practices. Classes are held within the world-class facilities of Stockwell Street are designed to be taught in small numbers in order to maximise contact time with tutors. 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 good undergraduate degree in a built environment discipline such as civil engineering, construction, surveying, architecture or planning. We will consider other undergraduate degrees 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

Learning experience

Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. You should expect 2-3 days a week on independent learning depending on your prior experience. Teaching takes place 1 day per week with additional tutorials may vary.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor.

You'll be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

This course is offered by distance learning and the intake can vary.

Independent learning

We encourage you to apply for membership with RICS and engage in the activities they have to offer.

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

There are variety of assessment such as coursework, portfolio, practical, presentations and examinations. In all assessment you will be provided with feedback to help you monitor progress in improve subsequence assessments. 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 summative assessments which count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

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.

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.

For information about distance and blended learning fees please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

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.

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

Financial support

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Some accounting and finance graduates go straight into public practice by joining an accountancy firm. This allows you to benefit from working with multiple clients across various industries. Alternatively, you might look to specialise in auditing or stockbroking, for example.

Recent positions secured by our graduates include assurance associate at Grant Thornton, financial modeller at KPMG, and counter-risk trader at Barclays Investment Bank.

Do you provide employability services?

The School of Design has an Employability Officer who when applicable 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. If a Post Graduate student wishes to enquire about career opportunities, they should speak to their 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 skills workshops.

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.

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If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.