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Course summary

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. 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, Professional Groups of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this programme is made for you.
  • 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. You can choose from international real estate or real estate finance and investment.
  • The programme is delivered using a combination of active learning methods and there is significant input from industry to our teaching programme through guest lectures and seminars.
  • There are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at Careers & Internship Marketplace and other recruitment presentations organised by the University. We will also support you to arrange professional work placements.
  • 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 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 and Battersea Power Station.
  • This programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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 RESEARCH: DESIGN, METHODS & ETHICS International Real Estate INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE ANALYSIS Real Estate Finance and Investment CORPORATE FINANCE Optional Courses may include: International Real Estate PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF GIS (10 CREDITS) SUSTAINABLE URBAN FUTURES (10) Real Estate Finance and Investment INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE MARKETS STRATEGIC REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT

How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via by searching for 'international'. Classes start September 2023 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or quantitative subject (e.g. urban studies, law, management, economics, accounting and finance). If you are unsure whether your degree is suitable, you can email the programme convener to discuss. You are required to submit an admissions statement of around 500 words explaining why you want to undertake this programme at Glasgow. Please download and use our template for this. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All fees are published on the University of Glasgow website.

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding information can be found via by searching for 'scholarships'.

Real Estate MSc at University of Glasgow - UCAS