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MSc Real Estate

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Study Mode Part-time
Year of Entry 2022/23

Real Estate

This fast-track course allows graduates with non-cognate degrees to obtain the skills they need to become chartered surveyors. 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: £3,210 - £6,415 per year
International/EU: £14,895 for the course
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2022

Course summary

  • Learn the skills you’ll need for a successful career in real estate.
  • Benefit from an interdisciplinary, international applied-learning project.
  • Gain a qualification accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
  • Learn from industry-trained academics, leading firms and successful graduates.

This course combines a unique blend of academic learning and practical application. You’ll graduate with the ability to meet the professional and ethical standards required by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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How you learn

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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.

You’ll study areas including economics & the built environment, property law & professional context, valuation, evaluating building condition, advanced valuation & development and corporate real estate asset management. You’ll also complete a dissertation – an in-depth research project requiring a critical and evaluative approach to professional practice and theory, supported by an allocated dissertation supervisor.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • presentations
  • site visits
  • coursework
  • examinations
  • phase tests
  • reports
  • group projects
  • presentations
  • dissertation
  • an international applied project

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 projects where you’ll visit existing buildings and sites, and complete technical and professional tasks. These are opportunities for you to apply creative solutions that draw on your developing knowledge.

Field trips

During your international applied project, you’ll work with other students of the built environment programme. This will increase your understanding of other roles within the profession, helping you practise the day-to-day interactions of a chartered surveyor. Here you’ll also develop the essential skills and knowledge of a professional practitioner.

Future careers

We have a great track record of graduate employment. Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • CBRE
  • GVA
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Lambert Smith Hampton
  • Savills
  • Sanderson Weatherall
  • Deloitte
  • in-house corporate real estate departments
  • smaller independent professional firms
  • the public sector


This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Student success story
Hallie Nguyen

‘My course helped me to develop my adaptability and learn how to keep a competitive edge in my future career.’

Hallie Nguyen, MSc Real Estate, 2017 graduate

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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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • virtual learning environment Blackboard
  • specialist software packages
  • industry databases

Entry requirements

All students

Minimum 2:2 degree in any discipline or an equivalent professional qualification.

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

As a part-time student you should be employed in general practice surveying or have substantial contact with a property-related firm.

If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 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'.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Corporate Real Estate Asset Management Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Economics And The Built Environment Credits: 15 Assessment: Exam
Module: Valuation Credits: 15 Assessment: Exam

Final year

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: Evaluating Building Condition Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Property Law & Professional Context Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting part-time study in 2022/23 are: Year 1: £3,210, Year 2: £6,415.

† 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

This course is not eligible for full-time Student visa sponsorship. International/EU students may apply for part-time Student visa sponsorship on an individual basis. Please contact Admissions for further advice.

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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)

Legal information

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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