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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Real Estate

Learn how to manage, value and develop property in preparation for a rewarding career in commercial real estate.

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What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 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 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? N230
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes

Student satisfaction

This course scored 90% for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Study on a longstanding course that is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
  • Learn skills required for a range of professional real estate roles.
  • Extend your learning through field trips in key real estate marketplaces in the UK and Europe.
  • Have the opportunity to study abroadErasmus funding is available for European placements.

You learn to become an accomplished and innovative commercial real estate surveyor. You will study topics including valuation, facilities and asset management, economics, finance and investment, sustainable planning and development, building technology, law as they all apply to the world of commercial real estate projects. The course satisfies the academic stage of the journey towards attaining Chartered Surveyor status.

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Watch student Yasmine Lunn talk about this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Luke Bennett talk about this course.

The course features a variety of learning activities that draw upon innovative classroom learning, authentic simulation activities and great placement opportunities. Here you are encouraged to develop solutions to 'real world' real estate challenges. Our aim is to prepare you for a rewarding career in commercial real estate practice in which your resilience, creativity and confidence will be key.

To develop these key skills, and the technical knowledge to underpin them, you learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • simulation activities
  • group projects
  • interviews
  • presentations
  • in-class workbook activities
  • online self-study quizzes
  • drop-ins
  • online resources
  • field trips
  • work placements

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Course leaders and tutors

Carolyn Gibbeson
Carolyn Gibbeson
Senior Lecturer in Real Estate

Carolyn Gibbeson started at Sheffield Hallam in September 2015 as a part time lecturer whilst completing her PhD at Newcastle University

Applied learning

Live projects

In your second year we start to focus your learning towards the world of work by encouraging you to explore the practical relationships between your various subjects studied, so that you can develop integrated advice as you would in practice. This integration of learning is achieved through simulation days in which you work on an authentic project, working as a small group to delivery timely, relevant advice for your 'client'.

Work placements

In your third year you have the chance to put your professional skills to work with a placement at one of the major national or regional offices of surveying practices, developers or asset managers. Your placement year usually contributes 200 days towards your professional experience requirement for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Assessment of Professional Competence.

Field trips

You test out your classroom learning in real buildings and real places by completing a number of field trips. These include local excursions, trips to UK cities such as Manchester, Liverpool or London, and a project-based or themed visit to a major European city.

Networking opportunities

The course has strong links with employers and other stakeholders in the real estate sector. Guest lectures by practitioners and networking events bring an opportunity to see how your learning relates to the world of real estate practice.

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Future careers

Our course prepares you for a wide variety of real estate graduate roles, including rewarding careers in

  • agency
  • lease advisory
  • property development
  • valuation
  • ratings
  • investment and asset management
  • property and facilities management
  • corporate real estate and consultancy

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Allsop
  • Colliers International
  • CBRE Cluttons
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Deloitte Real Estate
  • Gerald Eve
  • Grosvenor
  • GVA
  • JLL
  • Knight Frank
  • Savills


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

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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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

  • online learning resources
  • high quality learning spaces
  • state-of-the-art facilities

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

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

  • BBC at A Level.
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • 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.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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'.


The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Development Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Housing And Sustainability Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Real Estate Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Law And Economics For The Built Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Principles Of Valuation And Investment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Understanding Building Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Building Pathology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Commercial Valuation Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Planning And Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Real Estate Economics And Investment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Real Estate Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Real Estate Practitioner Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Asset And Portfolio Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Development Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Real Estate Professional Studies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategic Facilities Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. The Department of Natural and Built Environment (NBE) and Barratt Developments Plc. are offering four scholarships for undergraduate students joining the department in September 2019 on an eligible course. The scholarships have been made possible through the generous support of donors and aim to support students from disadvantaged or under-represented backgrounds. Successful applicants will receive a non-repayable grant of £3,000 per year for three years, to help with living costs. Find out more.

† 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 students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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)

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