This Masters programme will deliver a highly regarded professional education in real estate. It has been developed in close consultation with the relevant professional, policy and business communities and is intended to provide an intensive fast-track entry to a professional career.
* MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time, up to 60 months on modular basis
As a graduate you will be in possession of an MSc degree recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and can develop your career as a chartered surveyor.
Opportunities exist in real estate agencies and consultancies, property developers, housebuilders, local authorities, regeneration and development agencies and the civil service.
If you are interested in helping to shape the future of towns, cities and regions, then this programme will provide you with an excellent base on which to build a fascinating and rewarding career.
We introduce you to key drivers of urban change, including real estate markets and governance processes. We set Scottish experience in an international context, challenging you to reconcile the social, economic and environment aspects of sustainable urban development. We offer a practically orientated programme with professional accreditation, bringing you in direct contact with developers, investors, consultants, planners and other key actors.
You will take a series of core courses, choose optional courses and undertake a dissertation or a major project in real estate.
The core semester 1 courses are multi-disciplinary in nature and use lectures, seminars, tutorials and cases studies to focus on the urban development and planning theories, principles and policies which are necessary for you to build a thorough understanding of how urban areas and economics function. In addition, you will gain an appreciation of real estate values and apply valuation and appraisal principles and techniques in practice-based activities.
In semester 2 you will build on this knowledge base by developing core real estate skills, using project, IT lab, field and team work activities and assessments.
* Advanced real estate valuation and appraisal
* Development economics
* Development process
* Global cities
* Governance and markets
* Professional practice, ethics & management
* Real estate markets
* Real estate finance & investment
* Real estate valuation and appraisal.
* Strategic real estate management
* International real estate markets
* International corporate finance.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.