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From the start of this course, you will gain the skills and expertise needed to buy, sell, value, manage and develop property as a career. At Northumbria, you will experience first-hand knowledge of the industry and develop professional links that greatly improve your career prospects and employability.

Northumbria has a long and successful history of providing an excellent student experience and highly employable real estate graduates. By choosing to study with us, you will follow in the footsteps of globally successful graduates working within real estate and the built environment.

Our well established BSc (Hons) Real Estate course has been accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for more than 40 years.

94% of students are working or in further study six months after finishing (Unistats, 2016)

From the start of this course, you will gain the skills and expertise needed to buy, sell, value, manage and develop property as a career. At Northumbria, you will experience first-hand knowledge of the industry and develop professional links that greatly improve your career prospects and employability.

Northumbria has a long and successful history of providing an excellent student experience and highly employable real estate graduates. By choosing to study with us, you will follow in the footsteps of globally successful graduates working within real estate and the built environment.

Our well established BSc (Hons) Real Estate course has been accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for more than 40 years.

94% of students are working or in further study six months after finishing (Unistats, 2016)

Course Information

UCAS Code
K440

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department
Architecture and Built Environment

Location
Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

Department / Architecture and Built Environment

Architecture and Built Environment encompasses all of our teaching, research and enterprise in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Quantity and Building Surveying, Real Estate and Housing.

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You will be taught by a diverse group of experienced property related professionals who range from real estate surveyors, agency surveyors, residential and commercial valuers, development surveyors to planners, construction professionals, project managers and solicitors.

Their background, knowledge and experience in both practice and academia, and the emphasis and support of a research rich learning environment, will allow you to develop a research rich, practice based experience and encourage you to enter the property industry and become a valued property professional.

The team of academic staff have research interests in areas such as sub-national development, the mechanics of regeneration, office to residential conversions, urban land economics, sustainable urban development, redevelopment of brownfield land, property development appraisal and several other areas.      



Student Profiles / Real Estate BSc (Hons)

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Find out from our current students what life at Northumbria is like

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You will be able to develop your general real estate knowledge alongside analytical and practical skills in a dynamic and stimulating learning environment.

This course encourages you to develop independent learning as well as the ability to work efficiently and effectively in a group. You will be taught discipline specific knowledge and will learn transferable intellectual and professional skills which will be directly relatable to your future career.

You will be provided with a wide range of learning opportunities, including lectures and seminars, practical use of tools and equipment, laboratory work, professional practice speakers, guided study and self-directed independent learning.

You will be assessed through summative and formative assessments throughout your time studying this course. In your final year, you are expected to undertake a dissertation, using the skills, knowledge and expertise you have developed over the last 3 years.

Staff / Meet the Team

Our students learn from the best inspirational academic staff with a genuine passion for their subject. Our courses are at the forefront of current knowledge and practice and are shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research.

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Whatever your aspirations in the real estate profession, you’ll find the latest technologies to support you in our dedicated spaces. Throughout your time at Northumbria, you will be able to survey, visualise, model and take your ideas from the course, out into the world around you.

Where appropriate, technology is used to help integrate teaching and research. Electronic reading lists support this, allowing you to quickly access relevant sources that can further inform your learning with up-to-date information, covering topics directly taught in the module as well as indicating their relevance in a wider context.    

Department Facilities

Whatever your aspirations in Real Estate, you'll find the latest technologies to support you in our dedicated laboratories and studios.

University Library

At the heart of each Northumbria campus, our library provides a range of study space and technology to suit every learning style.

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This course lies within the Architecture and Built Environment department, ranked within the top 30 research departments, with 50% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to REF 2014, UoA16.

You will be immersed in a research-rich environment, and taught by staff with a strong academic background. You will be taught a number of important research methods and approaches which could be directly relatable to the demands of your future career. You will learn theoretical and practical research skills as well as problem solving skills around project management, self-directed learning and communication skills.   

Research / Architecture and Built Environment

Architecture and the Built Environment is an essential part of the modern world. Our research combines pioneering technology and unique industry partnerships while addressing issues with international impact.

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Professional and industry practice is at the heart of this course, with the key knowledge and skills for the real estate profession developed through the course, supporting future employability.

Our well-established course has been recognised and accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for more than 30 years and includes an optional placement year where you will work as a full-time trainee surveyor eligible to register for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence. Students who go on placement from this course, typically work as a trainee surveyor in both public and private sector organisations and obtain invaluable work experience in surveying or property related employment, gaining in self-confidence and maturity, and greatly enhance their academic and employment prospects.

Alternatively, you have the opportunity to study abroad with a partner institution enabling you to gain global perspective on your subject.

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You will graduate from this course with the skills and knowledge required within Real Estate locally, nationally and internationally.

We place a real emphasis on developing the transferable skills that will open doors to a range of real estate careers and advanced study opportunities. There include communication, analytical and problem solving skills, analytical research skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Graduates from this highly regarded professional course go on to a wide range of careers in property across the commercial, residential, private and public sectors in the UK, Europe and globally.

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Course in brief

Your course in brief

Year 1

Year one An exciting combined multi-disciplinary first year surveying year where students develop skills in construction technology, the economy, law in land and property, surveying skills and property measuring, surveying and appraisal.

Year 2

Year two A year of valuation of commercial property, management of commercial and residential property portfolios and investment properties, an exploration of the planning system, the study of the real estate economy and the marketing and agency sectors of real estate.

Year 3

Year three You have the option to undertake a professional placement to take the skills you have learned in the previous modules and put them into practice. Alternatively you can study a year abroad at one of our partner institutions.

Year 4

Year four An opportunity for students to explore a specific property related areas of research in the form of a dissertation. Core skills developed in corporate management, investment and finance, valuation and development and appraisal of property and land.

Who would this Course suit?

Have you ever thought about buying, selling, managing or developing property? If this sounds like an exciting career, then our business-focused course in real estate could be for you.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

GCSE Requirements:

A good GCSE profile is expected including Maths and English Language at minimum grade C or equivalent.  If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a minimum grade 4.

UCAS Tariff Points:

120-128 UCAS Tariff points including one or more of the following:

GCE and VCE Advanced Level:

From at least 2 GCE/VCE A Levels 

Edexcel/BTEC National Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit 

Scottish Highers:

BBBCC - BBBBC at Higher level, CCC - BCC at Advanced Higher 

Irish Highers:

BBBBB  - ABBBB to include

IB Diploma:

120-128 UCAS Tariff points including minimum score of 4 in at least three subjects at Higher level

Access to HE Diploma:

Award of full Access to HE Diploma including 18 credits at Distinction and 27 at Merit

Qualification combinations:

The University welcomes applications from students studying qualifications from different qualification types - for example A level and a BTEC qualification in combination, and if you are made an offer you will be asked to achieve UCAS Tariff points from all of the qualifications you are studying at level 3.  Should the course you wish to study have a subject specific requirement then you must also meet this requirement, usually from GCE A level.

Plus one of the following:

  • International/English Language Requirements:

    Applicants from the EU:

    Applicants from the EU are welcome to apply and if the qualification you are studying is not listed here then please contact the Admissions Team for advice or see our EU Applicants pages here https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/international/european-union/eu-applications/

    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 www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

    English Language Requirements:

    International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 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 www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications"

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1**: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

FUNDING INFORMATION

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

KA4001 -

The Evolution of the Built Environment (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn about how buildings evolved from antiquity to the modern age, with the intent of your being able to identify differing architectural and constructional styles. Supporting this, you will learn to identify how key developments in materials and technologies led to new ideas on construction and urban living. You will learn about the origins of ideas for planning, recognise how the modern planning system evolved and the role of planning in managing our built environment, including how the needs of sustainability in our society will change the way we live and how we build.

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KA4014 -

Development and Construction Economics (Core, 20 Credits)

The demand for construction and property is generated from the global, national and regional economy. In this module you will learn how the surveyor works within the economic environment to provide the good and services demanded by society. You will learn about the basic and fundamental economic concepts such as demand and supply theory, market mechanism and macroeconomic objectives in order to develop an understanding of economic theory as applied to the construction industry and property. These fundamentals will be developed to help you understand money supply, the concept of risk and return and investment finance. Practical exercises will help you understand the components of value in property, property development and the construction process. You will learn about the role, key activities and the basic skills of the surveying and construction professions in different stages of the development and construction process with introductions to the key functions, professional practice techniques and concepts that are commonly deployed within the built environment such as property valuation, cost estimating and property procurement methods.

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KA4015 -

Construction Technology (Core, 20 Credits)

This module seeks to provide you with a fundamental understanding of how construction and structural technologies can be employed to address key principles of building, and to satisfy performance and regulatory requirements. You will also be introduced to the aesthetic, environmental, economic and legislative factors that influence the choice of technologies in the construction industry. In particular, you will develop an understanding of the following aspects of technologies for small-scale buildings:

- the construction team and their specific roles in technological decisions
- structural principles
- foundations and groundworks
- principles of enclosure
- principles of environmental control
- building envelope as a climatic modifier
- daylight and lighting need; room conditions and sound transfer
- air transfer mechanisms
- alternative sources of energy
-principles of heat loss
- material properties and choices
- external wall construction methods
- internal walls floors and stairs
- fixtures, fittings and furniture
- principles of sustainability and the impact of construction on the built and natural environments
- health and safety in the construction and use of buildings
- building regulations and associated legislation
- communications and graphical standards in construction technology

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KA4016 -

Law for Surveyors (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn about the key areas of law, which are relevant to the surveying profession, and also start to develop professional skills. Topics include:

• Introduction to the English Legal System and how the law affects the work of surveyors
• Sources of law, reviewing a case, interpreting legislation, legal research and problem solving techniques
• Contract Law
• Land law; land ownership, land registration, public and private rights affecting land and adverse possession.
• The sale of land; overview of the conveyancing process, different methods of sale including auctions and tenders.
• Tort : Negligence, Professional Negligence, Occupiers' liability, nuisance and Trespass.
• Landlord and Tenant Law; reading a lease, key lease obligations and remedies for breach of covenant.

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KA4026 -

Property Surveying (Core, 20 Credits)

This module is designed as part of a package of first year modules to provide you with the key skills and knowledge to embark on a programme of study leading to professional qualification as a chartered surveyor. The module will draw on and supplement the module on Construction Technology.

The module will be introduced by exercises to identify the characteristics of property matching them to occupier demands. You will learn and experience land and building surveying and measurement, instructed in the use of surveying equipment and be able to apply these techniques in real building surveys. In addition you will learn how to analyse building defects and specify and supervise their remediation, in the context of the contractual obligations imposed in property purchase and leasing transactions.

It is essential that the property professions make a contribution in combating climate change and as such you will be taught a range of low carbon design and construction philosophies and the application of renewable energy technologies. Property refurbishment and enhancement can also make a substantial contribution to minimising the environmental impact of property occupation, you will apply the techniques taught to the refurbishment of a range properties.

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KA4027 -

Professional Practice (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn how to develop a client brief on a real project and then progress a professional surveying assignment through to the production of a concluding report. This will take the form of an introduction to academic, study and professional skills and will draw students’ first year studies into a holistic project experience. It aims to reflect the interdependence of the different topic areas studied at Level 4, in the context of the surveying profession. You will learn how to work both individually and as part of a team and be able to assess your own and others role, responsibilities and contribution via reflective practice.

You will study a range of topics to support the above including:

Semester 1
The roles of different Built Environment professionals, including introductory presentations from different professionals and practitioners.
An introduction to academic, study and professional skills
Walking tours to identify key buildings and aspects of the sites to be examined within the assessment.
Semester 2
Teamwork to produce solutions to a project related problem/ scenario and working to tight deadlines.
Presentation skills for surveyors.

On completion of this module the knowledge and understanding acquired forms part of the broader contextual framework for the study of your discipline specific programme. The programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The academic content and skills development within the module is aimed at developing you both in terms of your current and future career aspirations.

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KA5018 -

Urban Planning and Development (Core, 20 Credits)

Planning mediates between competing interests in society and guides, shapes and regulates the use of land and property. The primary policy goal is to deliver and/or facilitate 'sustainable development'.

In this module you will explore the significance of planning in order to facilitate economic, social and environmental objectives within the development process. The module explores the nature of planning from a development perspective by engaging with policy, practical examples and key development concepts. It considers the guiding principles of planning, the statutory processes and procedural dimensions, the management of development, contemporary planning practice, key actors and agencies, synergies between planning and urban regeneration and the competing and evolving dynamics of urban development.

You will develop, throughout this module, academic and professional skills relating to the evaluation of policy; effective communication; self-direction and personal responsibility and appreciate social and ethical aspects of the development process.

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KA5019 -

Applied Valuation (Core, 20 Credits)

On this module, you will be learning and developing valuation theory and methodology and applying it to market based scenarios. You will be introduced to the RICS Valuation – Professional Standards (the Red Book) which will give you an understanding of the professional requirements of a chartered surveyor working in valuation. You will develop your IT skills in the use of Excel and also through the preparation of a Red Book valuation report to simulate the valuer’s working environment. You will also be introduced to valuation for statutory purposes through the process of calculating value for business rates.

Within Applied Valuation the range of topics studied include:

• Valuation principles and the role of the valuer
• Material considerations which affect value and sources of information
• Collection, analysis and presentation of comparable data
• Context and content of the RICS Valuation – Professional Standards
• Use of investment methods of valuation for freehold and leasehold interests and their application to live property scenarios
• Applied use of the residual method of valuation for development purposes and an introduction to development appraisal
• The construction of Excel spreadsheets for valuation
• Statutory valuation for rating purposes

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KA5020 -

Property Asset Management (Core, 20 Credits)

The module introduces you to the concepts and practices of commercial and residential property asset management, including landlord and tenant relationships, leases, and an initial consideration of the legal and practical issues.

At the end of the module you will be able to identify the main legislation and important legal documents applicable to the surveyor’s role. You will be able to apply theory to practice and will have improved your work related skills in various fields.

An indicative outline syllabus is as follows:

• Leases and legal documents
• Rents, codes and lettings
• Service charges (commercial and residential)
• Rent Reviews
• Exit strategies
• Alienation
• Landlord and Tenant legislation
• Tenant Default
• Mixed use
• Residential property law
• The private rented sector
• Social housing

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KA5021 -

Property Agency and Market Research (Core, 20 Credits)

In Semester One the module will focus on the marketing process from initial receipt of instruction to successful completion of the transaction. In the first instance this will be for the letting of a commercial property on the basis of a new lease and will include:

• Receipt of Instruction
• Inspection
• Rental Valuation
• Reporting to the client
• Marketing Plan
• Marketing Period
• Negotiation of terms
• Agreement of Heads of Terms
• Preparation of Draft Lease
• Completion

In Semester Two you will be expected to relate the detailed marketing process to the local property market. The legislation and professional body guidance framework controlling the role of an agent will be considered in some detail and related to market examples to help you to understand the requirements. In Semester Two you will also be introduced to real estate research methods:

• The principle Legislation affecting the marketing of property
• Letting by Sub Lease and Assignment
• Freehold Sale
• Sale/Assignment of Long Ground Lease
• The use of IT in marketing
• Researching real estate
• Research ethics
• The research process

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KA5037 -

Real Estate Economics (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn about and examine the economy and core economic concepts and how these are related to, and influence real estate markets and their performance. The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to apply economic theory to real estate markets; specifically the development, use, management and adaptation land and buildings in an urban context. At the end of the module you should be able to employ property market and other economic data to analyse the nature, condition and structure of urban property markets. Assessment is by way of a written coursework and an examination, providing both formative and summative feedback.
Indicative syllabus
Economic principles applied to:
• Commercial & residential property markets
• Property investment markets
• Development land markets
• Property market cycles
• The construction industry
• Planning for urban growth and land use
• Transport and infrastructure
• Adaptation and change of use of buildings

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KA5040 -

Business and Professional Development (Core, 20 Credits)

This module will teach you about the surveying profession, the governing bodies and give you an understanding of the skill set required to succeed within the profession to allow you to consider the direction of your future career. You will learn how to develop your professional CV and how to conduct yourself within an employment interview through a mock interview.. Within semester 2 you will worth within an interdisciplinary team for the week long interdisciplinary project. Within this you will learn some of the skills required of a building surveyor, quantity surveyor and real estate surveyor within this environment, you will draw upon the skills and knowledge gained from the modules taught within your second year to develop a client brief into a feasibility design which you will present with your group to a panel of industry experts.

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KA5029 -

International Academic Exchange 1 (Optional, 60 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment and provides you with the option to study abroad for one semester as part of your programme.

This is a 60 credit module which is available between Levels 5 and 6. You will undertake a semester of study abroad at an approved partner University where you will have access to modules from your discipline, but taught in a different learning culture. This gives you the opportunity to broaden your overall experience of learning. The structure of study will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded for an individual student on the learning agreement signed by the host University, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

Your study abroad semester will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. It will not count towards your final degree classification but, if you pass, it is recognised in your transcript as an additional 60 credits for Engineering and Environment Study Abroad Semester.

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KA5030 -

International Academic Exchange 2 (Optional, 120 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment and provides you with the option to study abroad for one full year as part of your programme.

This is a 120 credit module which is available between Levels 5 and 6. You will undertake a year of study abroad at an approved partner University where you will have access to modules from your discipline, but taught in a different learning culture. This gives you the opportunity to broaden your overall experience of learning. The structure of study will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded for an individual student on the learning agreement signed by the host University, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

Your study abroad year will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. It will not count towards your final degree classification but, it is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Study Abroad module and on your degree certificate in the format – “Degree title (with Study Abroad Year)”.

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KF5000 -

Engineering and Environment Work Placement Year (Optional, 120 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment to provide you with the option to take a one year work placement as part of your programme.

You will be able to use the placement experience to develop and enhance appropriate areas of your knowledge and understanding, your intellectual and professional skills, and your personal value attributes, relevant to your programme of study, as well as accreditation bodies such as BCS, IET, IMechE, RICS, CIOB and CIBSE within the appropriate working environments. Due to its overall positive impact on employability, degree classification and graduate starting salaries, the University strongly encourages you to pursue a work placement as part of your degree programme.

This module is a Pass/Fail module so does not contribute to the classification of your degree. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised both in your transcript as a 120 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate.

Your placement period will normally be full-time and must total a minimum of 40 weeks.

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KF5001 -

Engineering and Environment Work Placement Semester (Optional, 60 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment to provide you with the option to take a one semester work placement as part of your programme.

You will be able to use the placement experience to develop and enhance appropriate areas of your knowledge and understanding, your intellectual and professional skills, and your personal value attributes, relevant to your programme of study, within the appropriate working environments. Due to its overall positive impact on employability, degree classification and graduate starting salaries, the University strongly encourages you to pursue a work placement as part of your degree programme.

This module is a Pass/Fail module so does not contribute to the classification of your degree. When taken and passed, however, the placement is recognised both in your transcript as a 60 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate.

Your placement period will normally be full-time and must total a minimum of 20 weeks.

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KA6023 -

Commercial Real Estate Appraisal (Core, 20 Credits)

In this module you will develop existing knowledge gained in previous years building on valuation techniques and critically applying these skills to current market scenarios. You will consider the appraisal of real estate and how this applies to the profession as a whole and how to advice a client/stakeholder appropriately through the RICS Valuation – Professional Standards and other professional requirements such as the International Property Measuring Standards. You will also consider the current issues facing both the profession and real estate markets. This will prepare you for a career as a Chartered Surveyor and build towards the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) pathway.

Within Commercial Real Estate Appraisal you will study a range of topics including:-

• Valuation/appraisal methodology and applying to different scenarios
• Secured lending valuations/appraisal
• Asset valuations/appraisal
• RICS reporting and advising clients
• Statutory valuation
• Modern methods of valuation and appraisal
• Using IT software for Real Estate appraisal

Throughout this module you will develop academic and professional skills relating to the use and analysis of data, understand real estate markets and the impact on appraisal, effective communication and be able to advice clients/stakeholders in accordance with RICS governance.

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KA6024 -

Real Estate Development (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn about development appraisals and develop a deeper understanding of the development management and the property development process. The topics include:
* Development process
* Development site evaluation
* Planning obligations and the Community Infrastructure Levy
* Market research for development
* Development appraisal
* Marketing of development sites and schemes
* Acquisition and disposal of development sites
* Development finance
* Challenges to planning decisions
* Breaches of development control

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KA6025 -

Corporate Real Estate Management (Core, 20 Credits)

You will be introduced to a strategic overview of property portfolio management, which includes the corporate occupier, reflecting the changes in property management practice. The module is intended to provide you with an insight into property and strategic asset management. This includes identifying and analysing current business trends and changing patterns of property occupation set within the context of a legal structure that must be employed by the real estate surveyor.

You will study a range of topics to support the above including:

Property management
Strategic Asset management
Portfolio management
Exit strategies and Insolvency
Assignments and sub lettings
Sustainability issues
Office markets, users and flexible working arrangements
Retail issues
The leisure market
Industrial markets


The programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the academic content and skills development within the module is aimed at developing you both in terms of your current and future career aspirations.

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KA6026 -

Real Estate Investment And Finance (Core, 20 Credits)

On this module, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to actively manage property as an investment asset within the wider professional investment market.

You will develop an understanding of principal investment assets and their characteristics in order to speculate, predict market activity and undertake complex investment decisions which are reflective of current practice. The module will also provide you with knowledge and experience of contemporary issues affecting the investment markets.

Topics covered will include:

• The structure of the investment universe
• Investor profiling
• Competition: alternative assets
• Measuring returns from property investment
• Investment objectives: the concept of risk and return
• Investment theory
• Applied investment strategy
• Property cycles: when is the timing right?
• Property finance and funding (equity)
• Property finance and funding (debt)
• Indirect investment vehicles
• Diversification within property investment portfolios
• Property disposal
• Purchasing property
• Investment portfolio appraisal

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KA6032 -

Surveying Dissertation (Core, 40 Credits)

This module is designed to support you in independently pursuing an original piece of research on a built environment topic of your own choice and aims to provide you with an opportunity to design and conduct a substantive piece of investigative work that is directly related to your programme of study. You will draw upon and develop your independent research skills to answer a research question or test a hypothesis of your choosing. You will assemble and review relevant scholarly literature and data and to present a cogent, reasoned and objective critique of published scholarly work on your chosen topic, in order to define a precisely focus for your research.

You will develop expertise to achieve the following:

• identify an appropriate research topic
• critically review relevant academic literature;
• formulate research questions/hypotheses and appropriate methods of inquiry;
• collect your own data and/or using existing datasets and literature
• analyse and interpret your results using appropriate quantitative, statistical and/or qualitative techniques,
• relate your findings to existing and up-to-date literature and theory;
• objectively appraise the ethical considerations of conducting research; and
• independently manage and implement your own research project.

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Northumbria Open Days

Open Days are a great way for you to get a feel of the University, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the course(s) you are interested in.

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Virtual Tour

Get an insight into life at Northumbria at the click of a button! Come and explore our videos and 360 panoramas to immerse yourself in our campuses and get a feel for what it is like studying here using our interactive virtual tour.

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