The Real Estate Masters Programme is a two-year part-time Master of Studies (MSt) course established in 2016. The course is 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. This is a two-year part-time course delivered through a combination of distance learning and attendance at residential sessions in Cambridge and enables students to continue with their professional career whilst studying for a masters qualification. 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. 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 aims of the course include: Enabling students to build their knowledge across a range of disciplines around real estate including finance, investment, economics, environmental policy, planning and law Enabling students to build on previous study and work experience across real estate and related disciplines Equipping students to take leadership positions in the industry and develop their understanding of key skills in management, innovation, strategy, negotiation, partnering and risk management Providing opportunities to learn from colleagues from different cultures, work backgrounds and with experience from different countries with different social, economic and legal systems Providing students with the skills to manage information and resources effectively and to be able to manage their own research Building a passion for research and strategic thinking. The programme aims to ensure that students have a solid understanding of the end to end processes in real estate investment and finance whilst promoting innovation in real estate through highlighting some of the trends influencing the industry and the opportunities that this will bring. The course breadth is reflected in the topics it addresses from looking at the high level drivers of capital flows in real estate and changes in the urban environment through to asset management of individual buildings and optimising their performance.
1 Real estate as an Asset Class 2 Research Methods 3 Private Real Estate 4 Real Estate Modelling 5 Real Estate Securities 6 Real Estate Development
Assessment Thesis Dissertation of 12,000 words maximum (including footnotes and appendices but excluding bibliography), to be completed during the second year of the course. Essays, projects and written papers Students are required to complete six assignments during the first year of the course: three case studies, each of no more than 2,500 words and three essays, each of no more than 3,000 words. The assignments are released following each of the residential blocks. Written examination There are no written examinations. The course is assessed on the written work, which can be completed between and during the residential weeks. Practical assessment 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. Other assessment Attendance at all of the residential sessions and full and active participation in all elements of the course is compulsory.
Expected academic standard Applicants should normally have a relevant UK first or good upper second class honours degree or overseas equivalent. In addition, students joining the MSt course will typically have experience* expected to be of a minimum of three years and, in some cases, a professional qualification in the discipline. They are therefore deemed to have achieved an acceptable level of knowledge and skills in order to meet entry requirements for the course. Those applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria, but have alternative qualifications or experience and have the potential to bring valuable assets to the programme, will be evaluated on an individual basis and may be required to provide further materials in support of their application. As applicants are expected to have experience and successful track records in industry, consideration may be given to candidates on the strength of their vocational experience, in lieu of the normal standard entry requirements. * At least three years of professional experience in a relevant industry: in finance, investment, real estate and the more general built-environment professions. Language requirement IELTS Academic: Overall score of 7.5 (a minimum of 7.0 in each individual component) TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 110 (a minimum of 25 in each individual component) CAE: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a Language Centre assessment CPE: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element) Application notes Those applicants who are subject to a language requirement are strongly encouraged to submit their language results with their initial application as failure to do so may delay the processing of applications. Potential applicants are also advised to consider carefully their capacity for balancing personal and professional commitments before submitting an application. Selection process Applications are considered in batches, on a rolling basis. However, most final decisions are not made until after the application close date. We advise that applications are made as early as possible.
English language requirements
Language requirement IELTS Academic: Overall score of 7.5 (a minimum of 7.0 in each individual component) TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 110 (a minimum of 25 in each individual component) CAE: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a Language Centre assessment CPE: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element) Those applicants who are subject to a language requirement are strongly encouraged to submit their language results with their initial application as failure to do so may delay the processing of applications.
MSt in Real Estate Language requirement
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£13500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£13500||Year 1|