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Course summary

The ultimate goal is to educate the up and coming leaders in the industry, to equip them with the very latest knowledge and skills to lead and innovate within their organisations, improving the performance, efficiency and sustainability of the Real Estate sector. The Real Estate Masters Programme is a Master of Studies (MSt) course offered by The Department of Land Economy drawing on the multi-disciplinary strength of the Department and the University. It is aimed at experienced professionals and those identified as future leaders in the real estate industry and combines academic rigour with significant industry input. The course aims to equip participants with a broader knowledge of all aspects of the real estate industry, insight into a range of long-term themes and strategic issues in the market as well as developing a range of research and other skills. This is a two-year part-time masters course designed for those with several years of professional experience in real estate or associated business, have attained a leadership role, are identified as a potential leader or are seeking to take up a leadership role. The format permits students to continue with their professional career whilst studying. The course will enhance students’ technical skills and develop a range of other skills to enable them to be agents of change in the real estate industry and beyond.


The course has a number of themes running through it that reflect some of the key trends shaping the industry: the interaction between the economy and real estate markets; globalisation and its influence on the market; risk management and mitigation; the impact of technological change on real estate; sustainable buildings and cities.

Assessment method

Dissertation: 12,000 words maximum (including footnotes and appendices but excluding bibliography), to be completed during the 2nd year of the course. 3 short case study assessment exercises, each of 2,500 words maximum. 3 essays, each of 3,000 words maximum. There is no formal summative assessment of students practical work throughout the course but students will receive formative feedback on presentation of projects and case studies.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a relevant UK 1st or 2.1 Honours degree or overseas equivalent. In addition, students joining the MSt course will typically have experience; expected to be of a minimum of 3 years and, in some cases, a professional qualification in the discipline. Applicants with relevant industry experience in finance, investment, real estate and the more general built environment professions are encouraged to apply. IELTS Academic: Overall score of 7.5 (a minimum of 7.0 in each individual component).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15900 Year 1
International £15900 Year 1
Channel Islands £15900 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £15900 Year 1
England £15900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £15900 Year 1
Scotland £15900 Year 1
Wales £15900 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Real Estate at University of Cambridge - UCAS