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BSc (Honours) Real Estate

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Year of Entry 2024/25
BSc (Honours)

Real Estate

Learn how to sustainably invest in, develop and manage the places of the future – gaining the skills you’ll need to become a real estate professional.


93% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating (2019/20 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

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What is the fee? Home: See fees section below
International/EU: £16,655 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112-120 UCAS points
What is the UCAS code? N230
When do I start? September 2024
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Gain hands-on experience in a wide variety of real estate roles on this highly respected course
  • Learn industry-standard skills, such as investigation, data analysis and reporting
  • Explore the extensive real estate development projects in this vibrant, booming city
  • Study real-world challenges to address environmental issues facing the future of the profession
  • Work with well-known organisations, develop professional skills and build your network

By studying BSc (Honours) Real Estate you’ll focus on real-world challenges – such as achieving sustainability and climate action in the built environment, building more homes, and advancing equality, diversity and inclusion within real estate projects.

Accredited by
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

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

How you learn

Watch course leader Luke Bennett talk about this course.

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.

On this course, you’ll put your classroom learning into practice by working on real buildings, projects and sites on field trips – ultimately leading to a successful career in the built environment.

As one of the longest-running real estate courses in the UK, our teachers are not only experts in their field, they also have strong connections within the profession – giving you a headstart in your career. 

At every level of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from industry professionals who are at the frontier of their fields. You’ll also experience the wider world of property, exploring diverse buildings, places and communities – both locally and globally. 

You learn through:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Technical workshops 
  • Industry visits
  • Field trips 
  • Independent study 
  • Practice-based learning
  • Group work
  • Work placements

Key themes

You’ll learn how to inspect, value, appraise, propose, negotiate, problem solve, innovate and plan in relation to the full life-cycle of buildings and places – from their creation and use, through to their replacement. 

Core modules cover building technology, valuation, law, sustainability and resilience, economics and market analysis, urban planning, property management, investment, property development and climate action. 

You’ll be able to apply research-based knowledge to real-world challenges – balancing economic, social and environmental goals in the name of ‘sustainable development’. You’ll also research a topic to master the investigation, data analysis and reporting skills you’ll need in professional practice.

This combination of practice-focused learning and contemporary industry issues will make you stand out to employers and allow you to leave us a confident graduate, ready for your next challenge.

Course support

At every level of study, students are given the opportunity to thrive, culturally, personally and professionally. Throughout your learning journey, you’ll experience a range of dedicated support, such as:

  • Access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development
  • Access to our Skills Centre with one-to-ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments
  • Free access to office and studio space, expert workshops, freelance opportunities and a vast business network ready for you to tap into

Applied learning

Your course has been designed to embrace real-world challenges and provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed. 

Work placements 

You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement before your final year. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. 

Live projects

This course boasts some great hands-on, practical experience. In each year of study, you’ll work on real projects, responding to briefs set by employers, and interacting with built environment professionals. This could include investigating and profiling an employer, or working with students from other courses to creatively address environmental issues. 

Through these projects, you’ll learn how to apply your learning into professional practice, while gaining valuable industry experience.

Field trips  

In the first year of the course, you’ll take a field trip to a UK city (at no additional cost). Destinations previously have included Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool and London. 

In the second year, there’s an optional overseas field trip to a European city, (which may require additional cost contributions). Previous destinations have included Lisbon, Dublin and Berlin.  

Networking opportunities  

Property is all about people. We’ll help you build a network of professional contacts by hosting networking events with employers. You’ll also be introduced to high-profile industry leaders through guest lecturers and masterclasses. 

We also have a range of notable alumni to take inspiration from, including Louise Brook-Smith OBE, the first female president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Each year we select and mentor a female student to participate in The Association of Women in Property’s Student Award. In 2016 and 2018 our nominees won the Yorkshire and North East regional contest and then went on to win the national award, succeeding against competition from a wide range of universities and disciplines from across the UK.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • Property development 
  • Valuation 
  • Real estate consultancy 
  • Investment management 
  • Commercial agency and deals 
  • Corporate real estate (i.e. in-house roles) 
  • Sustainability 

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:

  • Avison Young 
  • BNP Paribas Real Estate 
  • British Land 
  • Bruntwood 
  • CBRE 
  • Capital & Centric 
  • Coalfields Regeneration Trust 
  • Colliers International 
  • Cushman & Wakefield 
  • Government of Bermuda 
  • Henry Boot Developments 
  • HSBC 
  • JLL 
  • Knight Frank 
  • Lambert Smith Hampton 
  • Leeds City Council 
  • Savills  
  • Network Rail 
  • Workman LLP 
  • The Crown Estate 
  • The Valuation Office Agency 

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

We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students. 

On this course you will have access to a variety of learning spaces and the tools and techniques you’ll use in the world of work, including:

  • Industry-standard equipment and software like CoStar and Argus
  • IT labs and our Adsetts Learning Centre for both independent study and collaboration

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112-120

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • BBC-BBB at A Level.
  • DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • Merit overall from a T level qualification.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.


  • English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4
  • Mathematics at grade C or 4

• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

• foundation degree - advanced entry - for direct entry to year two you must have a Foundation degree in a related subject, with an average score of 60% across the highest level modules.

• advanced entry - for direct entry to year two you must have a minimum of all merits on all H2 level units in a construction related HND/HNC, not including key or common skills. Compensation for a pass in one H2 unit with a distinction in another H2 unit is permitted.

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

We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.

Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.

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.

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.

Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page.

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: Fundamentals Of Buildings & Inspection Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module:  Introduction To The Built Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module:  Sustainability, Law And Economics Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Valuation Concepts Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Global Real Estate Markets Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing Real Estate Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Planning Urban Futures Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Resilient Built Environments Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Development Management & Climate Action Retrofit Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Real Estate Strategy And Investment Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Methods Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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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, 245.9KB)

Legal information

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


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