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MSc Real Estate (Work Experience)

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Year of Entry 2022/23
MSc

Real Estate (Work Experience)

A course designed for graduates with a non-property-related degree and existing practitioners who want to go on to become chartered surveyors, with added work experience. Currently applications for the September start of this course are only open to home students.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,620 or £10,820 (with work experience) for the course
International/EU: £14,895 or £16,095 (with work experience) for the course
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Learn the relevant skills necessary for a successful career in real estate.
  • Benefit from an interdisciplinary, international field trip, included in your fees.
  • Undertake an additional work experience placement. 
  • Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

An intellectually challenging and professionally relevant course, underpinned by academic and professional expertise, this degree combines a unique blend of academic rigour, practical application and professional development, providing the relevant skills necessary for those wishing to operate in the property industry. Graduate with the ability to meet the academic, professional and ethical standards required by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

Areas studied include economics and the built environment, property law and professional context, valuation, evaluating building condition, advanced valuation and development, corporate real estate asset management, applied research methods and dissertation, and international applied project.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • presentations
  • site visits
  • coursework
  • examinations
  • phase tests
  • reports
  • group projects
  • presentations
  • dissertation

Course leaders and tutors

Sarah Cardwell
Sarah Cardwell
Senior Lecturer In Real Estate

Sarah has worked at Sheffield Hallam University since September 2012. Prior to this she worked for Lambert Smith Hampton for approximately six years as an Associate … Read more

Applied learning

Live projects

The course includes practical, client-focused property projects. These involve you completing technical and professional tasks and applying creative solutions that draw on your developing knowledge. You also complete an individual in-depth dissertation that requires a critical and evaluative approach to professional practice and theory

Work placements

The work experience route involves a 12 month work placement. During your placement you improve your practical management skills and employability, gaining real experience in industry. 

Field trips

On the international field trip you work with students from across related subjects to increase understanding of the other roles in the profession that interact on a day-to-day basis and how the role of a Chartered Surveyor fits in with these roles. It also develops the skills and knowledge that are essential to becoming an effective professional practitioner.


Future careers

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Sanderson Weatherall
  • Deloitte
  • JLL
  • CBRE
  • GVA
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Lambert Smith Hampton
  • Savills

Others have joined in-house corporate real estate departments, smaller independent professional firms and the public sector.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • virtual learning environment Blackboard
  • software packages such as Excel
  • specialist investment and development software
  • industry databases

Entry requirements

All students

Minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent in any discipline.

We welcome applications from candidates who may not meet the exact academic entry requirements but have significant relevant experience, on application you will be referred to our course leader, who will evaluate your experience, this may involve an informal conversation either in person or by other media.

If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.5 overall score with a minimum of 6.0 in all other skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Valuation And Development Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied International Project Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Research Methods And Dissertation Credits: 45 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Corporate Real Estate Asset Management Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Economics And The Built Environment Credits: 15 Assessment: Exam
Module: Evaluating Building Condition Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Property Law & Professional Context Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Valuation Credits: 15 Assessment: Exam

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Postgraduate Placement Credits: -

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £9,620 for the course without work experience placement or £10,820 with work experience placement.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,895 for the course without work experience placement or £16,095 with work experience placement.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Construction, real estate and surveying courses (PDF, 751.3KB)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry.

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