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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.

The MSc Real Estate Development and Investment is accredited by a leading professional body the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The programme has been designed to appeal to a wide range of applicants including existing property professionals. There is the possibility of conversion to an RICS approved professional qualification. For all applicants, the programme aims to develop their awareness, understanding and critical appreciation of the role of real estate investment and development in a market-led economy. This is done primarily within the context of the United Kingdom but also using comparative analysis of the process in Europe and the rest of the world.

The MSc Real Estate Development and Investment programme develops the students’ awareness, analytical, understanding, and critical appreciation. The programme also develops the skills to enable students to work and study independently and to participate in group activities.  Furthermore, the programme encourages professional, research and decision-making skills.

School

Engineering

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

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

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£11,000 /£17,450

What you should know about this course

  • Our course offers a flexible approach to problem-solving and a range of optional subjects.
  • It brings together professionals of various disciplines in the learning process to encourage interaction and integrative study.
  • This course 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 both professional and academic staff with specialisms in the field of construction, property and surveying practices. As a master’s student, you will be a member of a larger creative community which includes Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Built Environment. Our research and consultancy work informs academic delivery.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have a minimum degree classification of 2:2 in a relevant subject.

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. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

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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

Teaching

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

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.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £11,000 £1,850 per 30 credits N/A
International £17,450 £2,908 per 30 credits N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Careers and placements

Do you provide employability services?

We have a dedicated employability team 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, 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.

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 with us get access to Microsoft Project and RICS BCIS online.

As a master's student with us, you will be a member of a larger creative community. Joining societies such as RICS will also help you network, build skills, and present new opportunities.

We also provide pastoral support throughout your studies. You will have a personal tutor and access to training in study skills, dissertation preparation, methods and ethics. You can also access advice on employability and careers.

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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 can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.