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This 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. You will have the opportunity to study real estate with a specialism in either housing, international real estate, finance and investment, or regeneration to enable you to tailor your degree to a specific area of real estate surveying.

**Academic contact: tunbosun.oyedokun@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time : up to 60 months on modular basis**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

If you plan a career as a chartered surveyor, primarily as a member of the Commercial Property or Valuation or Property Finance and Investment or Housing Professional Groups of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this programme is made for you.

The programme is professionally accredited by the RICS.

There is significant input from industry to our teaching programme, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars. There are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at open events and recruitment presentations. We will also support you to arrange professional work placements.

Specialist pathways will allow you to explore a particular area of real estate in more detail. Choose from housing, international real estate, finance and investment, and regeneration.

An optional field trip to London will provide you with an insight into the complex socio-economic dynamics of city building and design through visits to high profile real estate, planning and regeneration projects. You will have the opportunity to both meet and speak with senior industry professionals and policy-makers involved in the delivery of major urban developments. Past trips have included visits to The Shard, Olympic Park, Crossrail, Battersea Power Station.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

You will take nine core courses, plus a selection of additional specialist core and optional courses based on your chosen pathway. Core courses in semester 1 focus on theories, principles and policies in urban economics, planning and urban development which are necessary for you to build a thorough understanding of how urban areas and markets function. Through semester 1 you will develop core real estate skills and continue to do so as you specialise more in your chosen pathway during semester 2 and undertake a research dissertation.

**Core courses**
**All pathways**
- Advanced real estate valuation and appraisal

- Development appraisal for real estate surveyors

- Development process

- Professional practice, ethics and management

- Property law for real estate surveyors

- Real estate markets

- Real estate finance and investment

- Real estate valuation and appraisal

- Urban studies researching and the dissertation.

**Housing**
- Foundations of housing management practice

- Scottish housing law.

**International Real Estate**
- International real estate analysis **OR** Asian cities

**Real Estate Finance and Investment**
- Corporate finance

**Regeneration**
- Regenerating cities

**Optional courses may include**
- **Housing**

- **International Real Estate**

- **Real Estate Finance and Investment**

- **Regeneration**

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
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.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or humanities subject.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
English language requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
overall score 6.5
no sub-test less than 6.0
or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
Reading: 20
Listening: 19
Speaking: 19
Writing: 23
CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
Pre-sessional courses
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study
BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

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.

Core courses:
Advanced real estate valuation and appraisal
Development economics
Development process
Global cities
Governance and markets
Professional practice, ethics and management
Real estate markets
Real estate finance & investment
Real estate valuation and appraisal.

Optional courses may include:
International real estate markets
International corporate finance
Strategic real estate management.

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Assessment methods

Dissertation

Sponsorship information

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,950 (Year 1) England 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,950 (Year 1) EU 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 1,106 (Credit) Northern Ireland 24 Months
MSc Mixed mode September 2019 1,106 (Credit) England 60 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,950 (Year 1) Scotland 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 1,106 (Credit) Scotland 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 1,106 (Credit) Wales 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,950 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 12 Months
MSc Mixed mode September 2019 1,106 (Credit) EU 60 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 1,106 (Credit) EU 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,650 (Year 1) International 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,950 (Year 1) Wales 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 1,106 (Credit) England 24 Months
MSc Mixed mode September 2019 1,106 (Credit) Northern Ireland 60 Months
MSc Mixed mode September 2019 1,106 (Credit) Scotland 60 Months
MSc Mixed mode September 2019 1,106 (Credit) Wales 60 Months

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