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Build your future real estate career with our online surveying degree.

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the course will teach you all you need to know to succeed in commercial property surveying.

From developing your knowledge of the key concepts and frameworks related to built environment disciplines to specific real estate surveying skills -  such as your ability to value commercial property, manage property assets, analyse property market data, evaluate property proposals and acquire sites for building - this Masters degree will enhance your professional profile and earning potential.

Our RICS accreditation is evidence of our high standards of teaching, and that you’ll be learning industry-relevant content that can be applied in everyday working life, before and after graduation. 

Study your course, your way. Start in January, April, July or October and gain a respected commercial property management course within two to four years. You'll also be able to pay your course fees in module by module instalments, spreading out the cost out over the duration of your studies.

If you have a question about this course, visit our FAQ pages.

Course Information

Level of Study

Mode of Study
2 years Distance Learning

Architecture and Built Environment

Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus


Fee Information

Whether you already work in the industry and want to take that next step up, or you’re looking to change direction, you're eligible to study this real estate property surveyor course.

The recommended study time for this course is 15 hours a week, so it is ideal for busy working professionals. Plus, our distance learning delivery and flexible carousel model means you’ll be able to balance your studies alongside any current commitments – no need for a career break or to disrupt your personal life.

Study your course, your way. Choose to start in January, April, July or October and gain your commercial property qualification within two to four years, depending on how quickly you want to study.


Study your course, your way. As a distance learning student, you can access the same teaching and research facilities as those on campus, while being free to study whenever and wherever you want.

Our eLearning portal, Blackboard Ultra, will offer 24/7 access to an extensive range of commercial property training materials (from online readings to videos), in-course communication tools (including discussion forums), advice and support services. You’ll also be part of a strong, global student community where you can participate in interactive seminars with tutors, group tasks and more.

A dedicated Student Success Advisor will also be on hand to support you from enrolment to all the way through to graduation. They’ll provide non-academic guidance and advice, helping you hit those important deadlines and get the most out of your time with us.

Read more about the modules you’ll take below. During each, you’ll have regular virtual assessments to help you keep on-track. The format of these may vary but all will be submitted through the eLearning portal.

You’ll have access to our University Library Services, including a book postal service and access to over half a million books and eBooks.


Facilities For Distance Learning Students

Related Surveying Courses

We offer a number of specialised Surveying MSc courses; all distance learning and all accredited by RICS.

You’ll be taught by tutors with years of experience in the sector. Their industry knowledge, combined with their on-going research, will provide the best foundation for your real estate surveying and commercial property training online.

In fact, the quality of our research has put us among the UK’s top 30 universities for the percentage of research outputs in architecture and built environment ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

Get to know some of our module tutors below or view the full list of the department's academic staff here.



Throughout the course, your learning will be directly impacted by the teaching team’s active research. You’ll also be supported to develop your own research skills, alongside your knowledge of your chosen surveying specialism; our Research Methods module will provide you with the commercial property training needed to prepare an extensive professional research project. You’ll then put these new skills into practice when you complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice.


During your time with us, you’ll build the industry understanding and transferable skills needed to advance your career, even if you’re new to surveying.

Our reputation for quality is reflected in our strong links and collaborations with industry partners, such as RICS and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). Experienced practitioners help to influence our academic content, ensuring our students develop the knowledge employers need them to have.

You’ll also improve your interpersonal and research skills, plus your ability to tackle complex issues through conceptualisation, contribute to new processes and  use judgement when considering ambiguous data – all highly valuable traits to employers.

Our Careers and Employment Service offers a range of resources and support, available online and on a one-to-one basis, for you to tap into.

Successful completion of this real estate property surveyor course could also lead you to a Postgraduate Research Degree.

Interested in learning more about the different career paths available in the sector? Click here.



Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have: 

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree.

International qualifications 

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit

English Language requirements 

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

Full UK Fee: £7,170

Full EU Fee: £7,170

Full International Fee: £7,170


There are no Additional Costs

Scholarships and discounts

Click here for Home/EU scholarships and discounts information

Click here for International scholarships and discounts information

Our Application Process

Applying for this course is quick and easy, and can be done using our online applicant portal.


As part of the application process, you’ll need to upload a selection of important documents including:

  • Your Bachelor’s degree certificate
  • A copy of your degree transcript (if this was awarded in a language other than English, you’ll need an official translation too)
  • Evidence of any other postgraduate or professional qualifications
  • An updated CV/resume
  • Proof of your English Language proficiency (if English is your second language)
  • A 500 word personal statement

If you are a non standard applicant, you will also need to send us two professional / personal references on headed paper.


After receiving your application, our Applicant Services team will aim to respond to you as soon as possible.


You are advised to apply early to secure your place and organise any sponsorship, scholarships or funding.


Useful application advice:

Our decision making process

Application advice for disabled students

Applying as an international student



The University reserves the right at any stage to request applicants and enrolling students to provide additional information about any aspect of their application or enrolment. In the event of any student providing false or inaccurate information at any stage, and/or failing to provide additional information when requested to do so, the University further reserves the right to refuse to consider an application, to withdraw registration, rescind home fees status where applicable, and/or demand payment of any fees or monies due to the University.


To start your application, simply select the month you would like to start your course.

Surveying (Real Estate) MSc


Any Questions?

Our admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0191 276 4874.

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