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Real Estate Investment

The MSc in Real Estate Investment requires a previous degree with a substantial quantitative element - which could be in social sciences like economics, geography or business so long as they have a good measure of statistics, econometrics, or in the sciences or engineering. Graduates from this course mostly enter the same businesses as those from the MSc Real Estate - indeed some go on to graduate entry programmes of the chartered surveyors - but will be qualified for more analytical roles within those businesses.

This degrees taught to the same level as Cass finance programmes. Compared to the MSc Real Estate, modules in this degree provide more on other asset classes, econometric modelling and coverage of the financial markets based on real estate such as REITs, CMBS.

Entry requirements

MSc: A UK 2.1 or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution;
Applicants for MSc Real Estate Investment will be required to have a broader background in quantitative techniques and finance;
IELTS result, if report available;
Confirmation of professional qualification examinations/exemptions/passes, if applicable;
Two references;
Work experience is not a requirement of this course;
Transcript/interim transcript;
Current module list if still studying;
Personal statement (500-600 words).

Course modules

Core Modules:
Investment Markets;
Quantitative Methods;
Real Estate Economics;
Real Estate Investment & Financial Analysis;
Real Estate Debt Markets;
Real Estate Modelling and Market Dynamics;
Real Estate Capital Markets; and
Portfolio Risk Management.

Elective Modules:
Hedge Funds;
Energy Project Investment & Finance;
Corporate Restructuring;
Introduction to Banking;
Project Finance;
An Introduction to Islamic Banking, Finance & Insurance;
Ethics, Society and the Finance Sector;
Mergers and Acquisitions;
Pension Finance;
Private Equity Investment;
Building Project Management & Procurement;
Project Management for Professional Practice;
Real Estate Fund Management;
Residential Investment;
Sustainability in Real Estate;
Visual Basics in Finance.

Assessment methods

To satisfy the requirements of the degree programme students must complete:
Eight core courses;
Three electives; and a
Business Research Project.
Assessment of modules on the MSc in Real Estate Investment, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 23,500 (Whole course) Wales 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 23,500 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 23,500 (Whole course) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 23,500 (Whole course) England 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 23,500 (Whole course) EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 23,500 (Whole course) International 1 Years

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