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MSc Real Estate

The College of Estate Management, Whiteknights, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AW, United Kingdom

UK (Free): 0800 019 9697; International: +44 (0)118 921 4696

+44 (0)118 921 4620

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Type of course
Distance learning

Length of course
Duration: 2 years (standard route). An accelerated route is available (18 months): please contact the Course Leader if you are interested in this. Time commitment: 15-20 hours a week

Date of commencement
Courses start at various times throughout the year. Please check with the School

Admissions requirements
Entrants to this programme are normally* required to have attained one of the following:

• A bachelor's degree with honours at lower second standard (2:2), or equivalent

• A bachelor's degree, or equivalent, plus experience in a relevant field

• A Level 5 qualification as defined by the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ) plus five years' relevant experience

• A professional qualification plus five years' relevant experience

Students may apply to enter the programme in either semester.

* Applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who wish to be considered for this programme, should still apply. In these cases selection for an offer of a place may include consideration of the following information as part of the candidate's application:
• Personal statement
• Relevant work experience/employer support
• Performance at interview (either by telephone or Skype)

The College of Estate Management

MSc Real Estate

This is a postgraduate conversion programme during which you'll develop the knowledge, understanding and critical thinking required to practice as a valuer or commercial property surveyor. It offers a range of modules which address the competencies required for these disciplines, and it is recognised as meeting the RICS educational requirements for membership (Graduate Route 1).

The course is ideal for anyone who already has a first degree and wants to start a career in Real Estate. Recent graduates who are interested in property valuation, property development and investment should study this course, as it gives a route to Chartered status. Employment opportunities include working in private practice, commercial firms, companies with large property portfolios and government departments. Age is no obstacle, and we have students from their early 20s to late 50s.

• Accredited by the RICS as meeting the educational requirements for membership

• Allows graduates from unrelated subject areas to study for a career in Real Estate

• Remain in employment and study in your own time and at a pace that suits you, gaining an MSc in as little time as two years

• Supported online learning means there is no need to attend a campus.




MSc Real Estate

Award Details

The MSc Real Estate will be awarded by the College of Estate Management.

Online Learning

Learn when, where and how you want

All our courses and degree programmes are taught through supported online learning, so you can study in your own time, whenever you wish, wherever you are.

You'll get a structured online study programme with guidance from experienced tutors throughout your degree. There's no need to attend lectures or classes whilst you study. We're constantly investing in the latest technology to make your study as accessible and beneficial to you as possible, so that you can balance your studies with work and other commitments.

Earn while you learn with the leading provider of supported online learning for property professionals.

The main elements of the College of Estate Management’s distance learning courses are:
1. comprehensive texts designed for self-study and prepared for the particular syllabus
2. essential textbooks to support the course texts
3. online support through the virtual learning environment, researched websites, online databases and discussion forums which allow you to keep in touch with tutors and fellow students.
4. face-to-face tuition in major centres
5. panel of over 250 tutors who assess assignments
6. access by telephone, post, email and fax to College tutors
7. a course handbook.

The College of Estate Management - Rich heritage, international reputation

The College of Estate Management is the leading provider of supported online learning for Real Estate and Construction professionals. We have been playing a key role in the property world for more than 90 years. At any one time we have over 3,000 students from over 100 countries benefiting from our degrees - all taught by tutors with extensive industry experience.

We offer many property-related topics at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as providing professional development courses and tailor-made corporate training solutions. Our active research programme contributes to knowledge across the profession, benefiting businesses, practitioners and policymakers alike.

The College sets the international benchmark for excellence in online real estate and construction education.