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Real Estate Development and Investment, MSc

Explore real estate development and investment projects within wider global, economic, and financial contexts with this Master’s in Real Estate Development and Investment.

This MSc course aims to teach you everything you need to know about real estate development and investment, including how to make sound investment decisions. Our course modules cover the essentials, 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.

You will emerge with the knowledge and skills to pursue careers to a senior level with property developers, property investment companies, and professional surveying practices.

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Department

School of Design

Campus

Greenwich

Duration

  • 1 years full-time

Start month

September and January

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What you should know about this course

  • The course is designed around a flexible approach to analysing and solving problems.
  • The philosophy of this course is based on a flexible approach to problem solving and the development of analytical faculties, while the structure offers flexibility and a range of optional subjects.
  • The course brings together professionals of various disciplines in the learning process to encourage interaction and integrative study.
  • Teaches you to examine real estate development and investment projects in wider global, economic and financial contexts.
  • The course is part of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Partnership Portfolio.

What you will study

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About the course team

You will be taught by renowned experts with specialisms in the field of construction, property and surveying practices. Classes are held within the world-class facilities of Stockwell Street and 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. Over 90 per cent of the lecturers that teach on our courses hold a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have a good undergraduate degree (2:1) 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

Applicants are assessed on their portfolios and written statement.

Suitable applicants will be invited to an interview.

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

Teaching

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.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year averages 15-20. 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.

Independent learning

Outside of scheduled classes you will undertake self-directed study.

You can use Stockwell Street library and online resources to support further reading and research.

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 (approx. 40 hours per week in total). 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 30 credits. These represent around 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 72 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 228 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

There are variety of assessment including, 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 formal summative assessments which count towards 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.

2019/2020 fees

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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

2020/2021 fees

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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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

Other costs

If there any site visits or field trips, students may need to pay their own travel costs.

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.

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 can provide 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. 

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.

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 IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

We place great emphasis on our students' abilities to reflect upon and see their practical and theoretical work in a larger critical context. To this end, we sharpen writing and presentation skills through a variety of assignments that go beyond standard essays and reports. 

Our students hone their writing skills (journalistic, creative and academic) through descriptive, analytical and critical writing, presentations and hands-on use of digital media tools. You will also develop professional skills by working with others to see projects (sometimes large ones) through from idea to completion.

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.

The School of Design provides pastoral support throughout your studies with us. Students have a personal tutor and access to training in study skills, dissertation preparation, methods and ethics and have access to careers advice.

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