Real Estate (Distance Learning), MSc

Real Estate (Distance Learning), MSc

This programme of study, which has developed since 1991, reflects the exciting changes in academic teaching and in the built environment profession which have occurred in recent years. The structure offers flexibility and a range of optional subjects.

The philosophy of the programme is based on a flexible approach to problem solving and the development of analytical faculties.

The programme brings together professionals of various disciplines in the learning process to encourage interaction and integrative study.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To examine real estate development and investment projects in wider global, economic and financial contexts
  • To develop skills for effective decision making in investment and development projects
  • To broaden the abilities of graduates with some of the key areas of understanding and analysis in real estate.

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Built Environment


Distance learning


Distance learning
September or January start

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A good first degree in architecture, construction, surveying, engineering or planning

PLUS corporate membership of an approved design, property or construction profession.

* Applicants with other first degrees will be considered on an individual basis.


Students are assessed through examinations, assignments, project work, presentations and a dissertation.

Professional recognition

This programme is part of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Partnership Portfolio.

Career options

Graduates from this programme can pursue careers in professional surveying practices, government regeneration agencies, property developers, local authorities, or property investment companies. Subject to appropriate practice, award holders can become chartered surveyors.

Distance learning

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 10 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 10 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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