University of Aberdeen

Degree level: Postgraduate

Real Estate (Commercial Option) (Taught)

Course options

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Course summary

A vocational Masters, open to students from any background, any discipline who wish to kick start a career in the chartered surveying profession - valuation, property investment, development. Fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for worldwide recognition. The degree is a 12 month full time ’conversion’ programme for students with a wide range of first degrees who want to fast-track a career path into the real estate profession. With proven academic credentials, this Master's degree has been running at the University of Aberdeen for over 20 years, underpinned by our world-renowned strengths in valuation, property investment, economics and finance. Combining academic rigour with the professional edge, the degree has become highly regarded by employers throughout the world. The main emphases of the programme are on;

  • economics, finance, business and quantitative skills
  • institutional and legal factors and the policy environment of real estate
  • property management, market analysis, investment and development
  • analysis and problem solving in a strategic business context
You can choose from :
  • a commercial UK focused real estate pathway aimed at students wishing to pursue a career in the UK
OR
  • an international real estate pathway, enabling students to gain an in-depth understanding of real estate from a global perspective.
The Real Estate Group, based within the School, is internationally recognised for its research excellence in this specialist field – and as such gives our students the great advantage of accessing a wealth of powerful data.

Course details

Modules

Programme is based in the Graduate Business School and benefits from strong links with the economics, finance and management disciplines. Offers a particular focus and strength on commercial property valuation and investment and the study of international real estate markets.

Assessment method

By course work, by written examination or by a combination of those, as prescribed for each course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of

How to apply

International applicants

When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs.

Entry requirements

This programme is open to graduates from any discipline, and does not require business or management study to be completed at undergraduate level. Our minimum entry requirement for this programme is a degree at 2:2 (lower second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth).


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 6.0 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above.
TOEFL (iBT)90TOEFL DI code is 0818: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 21 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above.
PTE Academic62Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above.
Institution's Own TestAcademic English Pre-sessional Programmes - Pass (valid for one year) OR Academic English Preparation Programme - Pass at Level Four (valid for one year).

To study for a postgraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write academic English fluently. These skills will allow you to understand lectures, produce high standards of written work, and perform well in examinations. We can assess your English language proficiency through a variety of means: through your nationality, through the qualifications you gained in high school, through the degree you undertook or are undertaking at university, or through a recognised English language test. Postgraduate Higher requirements are used by the Schools of Business; Divinity, History and Philosophy; Education; Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture; Law; and Social Sciences. The MSc in Oil and Gas Enterprise Management and the MSc in Integrated Petroleum Geoscience also make use of the Postgraduate Higher requirements. Please note certification must be within the two years prior to commencement of your degree programme, unless otherwise stated.

Please use the checklist at the following webpage to determine how you can meet our English language requirements:

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/requirements-pg-266.php


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £11500 Year 1
EU £25100 Year 1
England £11500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11500 Year 1
Scotland £11500 Year 1
Wales £11500 Year 1
Channel Islands £11500 Year 1
International £25100 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees given are at the full-time rate. The part-time fee rate for taught postgraduate programmes is 50% of the relevant full-time fee rate.

Sponsorship information

View the University of Aberdeen Online Prospectus programme page to find out about any scholarships and funding you may be eligible to apply for.

Real Estate (Commercial Option) at University of Aberdeen - UCAS