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Do you ever look at a building or an empty plot of land and wonder how it can be used more profitably? Can you imagine using your entrepreneurial passion to meet the property demands of investors, tenants, communities and global populations? If you enjoy using creativity to solve complex problems then this course is for you. We can help you graduate into a high earning career in real-estate. Accredited by the RICS, the Real Estate MSc provides all of the academic theory and professional knowledge you need to become a chartered surveyor and built environment professional.

Accredited by the RICS, the MSc Real Estate provides all of the academic theory and professional knowledge you need to become a built environment professional. We consistently ensure that over 95% of our students are employed within 6 months of the course ending and most before this. Of these students, 85% are employed within the top 20 recognised international real estate firms. A median starting salary for graduate surveyors working in the built environment is around £26,900, going up to £48,000 once fully qualified.

Developed and delivered in collaboration with world leading researchers, internationally recognised real estate firms, practitioners,  and professional bodies, the course offers a fast track route  into the surveying and built environment professions. You will work on real life assessments and projects to gain cutting edge knowledge and professional skills.

The practical based learning and hands-on experience ensures that you will be fully competent and ready for the world of work upon graduation. While the commercial and professional partnerships at the heart of this Master’s course gives you the opportunity to immediately network with industry contacts, learn from sector experts  and have access to the latest professional development opportunities. The Real Estate International MSc has close links with RICS Matrics, which is designed to support new members entering the surveying profession.  

You are welcome to join this conversion degree from any discipline or academic background. The course is geared towards professionals or graduates who are keen to gain Chartered Surveyor status, or pursue a fast track route into the property and construction industry.

In the second year, for one semester, you’ll undertake an internship, study in another country or join a research group. This valuable experience will enhance your employability and further develop your theoretical and practical skills.

  • Internship; This option offers the opportunity to spend three months working full-time to gain all-important work experience and employability skills. You may be able to extend this over more than one semester in cases where it is adjacent to a vacation period. We will endeavour to help those who prefer this option to source opportunities and to perfect their CV but ultimately the onus is on the student to secure the internship position through a competitive application process.
  • Research; If you take this option, you will be assigned to our Architecture and Built Environment Research Group. There is every possibility that you may contribute to published research and therefore you may be named as part of the research team, which would be a great start to a research career.
  • Study Abroad; We have exchange agreements with universities all over the world, including partners in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Oceania. If you take the Study Abroad option you will spend a semester at one of these partners, continuing your studies in English but in a new cultural and learning environment. Please note that this option may require you to obtain a visa for study in the other country.

Do you ever look at a building or an empty plot of land and wonder how it can be used more profitably? Can you imagine using your entrepreneurial passion to meet the property demands of investors, tenants, communities and global populations? If you enjoy using creativity to solve complex problems then this course is for you. We can help you graduate into a high earning career in real-estate. Accredited by the RICS, the Real Estate MSc provides all of the academic theory and professional knowledge you need to become a chartered surveyor and built environment professional.

Accredited by the RICS, the MSc Real Estate provides all of the academic theory and professional knowledge you need to become a built environment professional. We consistently ensure that over 95% of our students are employed within 6 months of the course ending and most before this. Of these students, 85% are employed within the top 20 recognised international real estate firms. A median starting salary for graduate surveyors working in the built environment is around £26,900, going up to £48,000 once fully qualified.

Developed and delivered in collaboration with world leading researchers, internationally recognised real estate firms, practitioners,  and professional bodies, the course offers a fast track route  into the surveying and built environment professions. You will work on real life assessments and projects to gain cutting edge knowledge and professional skills.

The practical based learning and hands-on experience ensures that you will be fully competent and ready for the world of work upon graduation. While the commercial and professional partnerships at the heart of this Master’s course gives you the opportunity to immediately network with industry contacts, learn from sector experts  and have access to the latest professional development opportunities. The Real Estate International MSc has close links with RICS Matrics, which is designed to support new members entering the surveying profession.  

You are welcome to join this conversion degree from any discipline or academic background. The course is geared towards professionals or graduates who are keen to gain Chartered Surveyor status, or pursue a fast track route into the property and construction industry.

In the second year, for one semester, you’ll undertake an internship, study in another country or join a research group. This valuable experience will enhance your employability and further develop your theoretical and practical skills.

  • Internship; This option offers the opportunity to spend three months working full-time to gain all-important work experience and employability skills. You may be able to extend this over more than one semester in cases where it is adjacent to a vacation period. We will endeavour to help those who prefer this option to source opportunities and to perfect their CV but ultimately the onus is on the student to secure the internship position through a competitive application process.
  • Research; If you take this option, you will be assigned to our Architecture and Built Environment Research Group. There is every possibility that you may contribute to published research and therefore you may be named as part of the research team, which would be a great start to a research career.
  • Study Abroad; We have exchange agreements with universities all over the world, including partners in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Oceania. If you take the Study Abroad option you will spend a semester at one of these partners, continuing your studies in English but in a new cultural and learning environment. Please note that this option may require you to obtain a visa for study in the other country.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
2 years full-time (with advanced practice in second year)
1 other options available

Department
Architecture and Built Environment

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020

Fee Information

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The authentic learning model at the heart of the course is designed to incorporate theoretical learning into practical scenarios wherever possible. This is in order to develop the skills you will need to succeed in the rapidly evolving property market.

You will emerge well rounded and comfortable with physical buildings, how they are used, and how they are managed as a business. A variety of RICS competencies and professional pathways are embedded in all of our modules. This means that you can pursue professional accreditation in commercial real estate, valuation, corporate real estate, planning and development, investment and finance and project management.

Our commercially focused modules cover the key concepts in real estate. They include:

  • Planning and development,
  • Property valuation,
  • Investment and Finance,
  • Property Management,
  • Sustainability
  • Law.

We focus on the physical built environment (how it is constructed and adapted over time) and the business of the built environment e.g. how the built environment is utilised and how value is managed and derived.

We also embed core skills around critical evaluation, problem solving, project management, negotiation, communication and decision-making and collaboration. This means that you have the requirements to pursue any career associated with the built environment.

Technology driven Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Automated Valuation Models (AVM) are central pillars in our teaching.

We embed the latest technological innovations to make sure our graduates have the skills to plan, design, construct, manage and value buildings.  Whenever possible we use methods relevant to industry such as presentations, report-writing and mock client meetings to assess student work.

The course concludes in an independent dissertation in a related specialist area of your choice. There are no examinations for this course.

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You will learn in a vibrant and dynamic environment. The diverse professional experience of our staff ranges from real estate surveying, corporate real estate and development appraisal, residential and commercial property valuation, property investment and finance, to building and urban design, planning, construction, project management and law. This is combined with research-active academics whose expertise in the sector span planning and development surveying, urban regeneration, finance, design and architecture.

Lecturers balance their teaching and research with external industry-related projects to inform your learning. This approach creates a research-rich, practice-based environment which will develop your critical abilities, problem solving skills and lay a firm foundation for a career in the property industry.

Our strong links with industry give you the opportunity to work on live projects as part of your course. Industry professionals also regularly deliver guest lectures and share their experiences.

In addition, Building Futures is a student centred learning environment that conducts research and consultancy into built environment adaptation. Through innovative research and an authentic learning environment, the mission of Building Futures is to contribute to this stewardship of the built environment.

Building Futures offers free support to organisations looking to understand the financial viability and physical feasibility of adaptation, who want to explore the future direction of their assets, or who simply require a sounding board to discuss ideas. Building Futures is the home for Advanced Practice students, exchange students and visiting researchers.

Teaching Staff / Profiles

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All modules have at their heart experiential learning environments that use the built environment as an authentic lab to learn within. This takes place in the North East, where we are supported by the North East RICS board, nationally where we regularly visit landmark buildings and internationally on the week long residential field study visit to Barcelona. In Barcelona we will learn about global real estate markets, urban planning, smart cities and built environment adaptation.

You will find the latest technologies to support you in our specialist laboratories and studios. 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. You will also benefit from dedicated project space and study areas for group and individual work in the Built Environment Hub.

You will have access to Building Futures, a student centred learning environment that conducts research and consultancy into built environment adaptation. Student surveyors build their own futures through the refinement of essential skills demanded by the surveying and built environment professions.

The programme team have also developed an agile approach to technology enabled learning (TEL) which you can use on and off campus. This includes specialist software and online access to module information, key texts, podcasts and a range of teaching-related materials to support active learning.

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We take a research-led approach to all aspects of teaching. As practising researchers, our lecturers pass on the latest techniques from their ongoing work to ensure your learning is current and relevant

Specialist research areas include sub-national governance and spatial planning, professional access and inclusion, property taxation, property market modelling, adaptive re-use, design guidelines, automated valuation models, building information modelling. This research has gone on to have a real impact in society and practice. Recent highlights include contributions to Government Select Committee Enquires into the impact of business rates on business business rate retention and the future of offices for the British Council for Offices  

Research / Discover our current departmental research themes

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With a long history, well established links in the property industry and excellent graduate employment rates, this RICS-accredited Real Estate MSc is perfectly placed to help launch your career. Graduates can expect to earn an average of £26,900 and if you go on to do your two years in industry and become fully RICS qualified this goes up to around £48,000.

An MSc in Real Estate at Northumbria has excellent rates of employment and opportunity, with 95% of our students being employed within 6 months of the course ending and most securing a job before this. This is undoubtedly due to our long established relationships with employers in the global real estate industry, including Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE, JLL, Savills, Knight Frank, Avison Young and Santander

Working with these employers throughout your course will give you invaluable sector knowledge and connections that will benefit your career in the future. A host of career paths will be available to you which will utilise the RICS competencies that you have gained throughout all of your modules. The kind of roles you can expect to be prepared for include; surveying roles in commercial real estate, valuation, corporate real estate, planning and development, investment and finance, urban planning, banking and investment sector, project management, construction and town and city management.

Our current graduates work for corporate financial institutions, government organisations, local authorities, government and private clients across the UK and further afield in roles such as surveying, investment, property valuation, planning and development, and property management.

Book an Open Day / Experience Real Estate

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Real Estate at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any subject.

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 6.5 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 www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

Full UK Fee: £12,225

Full EU Fee: £12,225

Full International Fee: £18,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

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