Arial view of Gun Wharf Quays in Portsmouth showing types of real estate development
Mode of Study
Part-time, Full-time
Duration
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Start Date
September 2022
Accredited
Yes

Overview

If you're interested in a management career related to land, property and built and natural environments, then this MSc Real Estate Management course is the perfect next step towards meeting your goal.

On this course, you'll develop your ability to manage multiple real estate projects, as well as teams of other professionals in the field, while also getting the skills to efficiently solve the complex problems that can emerge during real estate management projects.

As one of the longest-established Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)-accredited centres in the world, we're one of the best institutions in the world to study this field. You'll be taught by staff from a wide range of relevant backgrounds, including chartered surveyors, architects, civil engineers, economists, town planners, lawyers and environmentalists.

And at the end of the course, you'll graduate with the knowledge and experience you'll need to pursue many roles in the field of real estate management, or chartered surveying.

Accredited by:

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Entry requirements​

MSc Real Estate Management Master's degree entry requirements

Qualifications or experience
  • A good honours degree or equivalent in any discipline. Business Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities and Liberal Arts, Geography, Economics or Law are examples, but any applicant with demonstrable commitment to, enthusiasm for or experience in the field with a good standard of literacy will also be considered.
English language requirements
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

If you don't meet the English language requirements yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Visit sites, study locally based case studies and undertake ‘real-life’ community practice projects that will introduce you to various facets of integrative real estate management
  • Get the necessary knowledge and skill to apply for Chartered Surveyor status
  • Attend and contribute to current debates by a range of visiting guest speakers
  • Get a solid understanding of contemporary issues in the real estate sector

Careers and opportunities

This course will prepare you to take senior positions in the industry. As a RICS accredited professional with interdisciplinary management skills for land and property, your skillset will be in demand. Previous graduates have gone on to work at international firms such as AECOM, Savills and Gleeds.

What can you do with a Real Estate Management degree?

Specific roles that previous students have taken include:

  • property development
  • planning permissions
  • valuation
  • building methods
  • project management
  • consultancy

What you'll study on this MSc Real Estate Management degree course

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

You need to study modules worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 30 credits and 1 module worth 60 credits.

Modules (indicative)

  • Construction Technology and Professional Practice – 30 credits
  • Dissertation – 60 credits
  • Group Tutorial (MSCREM) – 0 credits
  • Property and Planning Law, Procedures and Practice – 30 credits
  • Property Economics, Investment and Development – 30 credits
  • Valuation and Estate Management – 30 credits

There are no optional modules for this course.

Changes to course content

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn't run, we'll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Learning support

As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • coursework
  • group work
  • presentations
  • traditional exams

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • teaching salons
  • studios
  • seminars
  • guest speakers
  • site visits
  • fieldwork

How you'll spend your time

Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks:

  • September/October to December/January – teaching block 1
  • January/February to May – teaching block 2

​Course costs and funding

Tuition fees (2022 start)

UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full-time: £8,100 per year
  • Part-time: £4,050 a year (subject to annual increase)

EU students 

(including Transition Scholarship)

  • Full-time: £8,100 per year
  • Part-time: £4,050 a year (subject to annual increase)

International students

  • Full-time: £18,300 a year
  • Part-time: £9,150 a year (subject to annual increase)

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending. 

Additional costs

Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.

You’ll study up to 6 modules a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each module.

You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.

We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.

If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.

We provide you with hard hats and Hi-Vis vests. However, you will need to buy your own safety boots which cost approximately £35.

Apply

September 2022

You can sign up to attend one of our Open Evenings and read our guide on applying for a postgraduate course.

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to abide by our Student Contract (which includes the University's relevant policies, rules and regulations). You should read and consider these before you apply.

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