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Year of Entry 2021/22
BSc (Honours)

Real Estate

Treat the city as your classroom on this innovative, applied course — and get ready to join a thriving network of alumni, academics and industry practitioners.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: See fees section below
International: £13,995 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 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Student satisfaction

This course scored 88% for overall satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Work with industry-active academics, leading firms and successful alumni on a RICS-accredited course.
  • Study in a booming city with extensive real estate development.
  • Explore regional, national and international real estate on field trips, live projects and placements.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroad — with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available for European placements.
  • Prepare for a range of careers — this course is a starting point for the whole real estate sector.

On this long-standing course, you'll learn how real estate and regeneration can improve lives. You'll join a wide network of students, graduates and academics who are shaping the world around them. On graduating, you’ll have the qualifications, credentials, contacts and experience you need for an exciting career in the property sector.

Student view

Watch student Yasmine Lunn talk about this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Luke Bennett talk about this course.

On this course, you’ll look at how the life-cycle of real estate is core to the wider economy, the environment and society. Property performance influences not only financial returns, but also wellness, mental health, accessibility and inclusivity.

You’ll be part of Sheffield Hallam’s ambitious developments at the heart of the city — and watch the progress unfold.

Throughout the course, you’ll work with industry figures on a range of exciting real-world projects, and you’ll usually undertake a placement year in a real estate firm or an allied organisation.

You’ll cement your practical experience with applied learning in the classroom and across the city — obtaining the theory you need to practice.

You learn through

  • lectures, including guest speakers from professional practice
  • seminars and workshops
  • live projects, simulations including professional consultancy
  • field trips
  • placements

You will be taught by a well-established teaching team with comprehensive professional practice and applied research experience coupled with active participation within RICS and other professional bodies.

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

Course leaders and tutors

Carolyn Gibbeson
Carolyn Gibbeson
Senior Lecturer in Real Estate

Carolyn joined Sheffield Hallam in September 2015. She has been joint course leader for the BSc (Hons) Real Estate course since 2017.

Applied learning

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 firms, including developers and asset managers. Your placement year usually contributes 200 days towards the professional experience requirement for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Assessment of Professional Competence.

We work with real estate firms across the UK to help all our students obtain paid placements — so you can work in a firm that suits you and where learning informs your final year studies and future career options. Salaries typically range from £14,000-£23,000 per year.  We do not support unpaid sandwich placements.

There are also many other opportunities for work experience throughout the course.

Live projects

Throughout your studies, there are a range of industry guests who will work with you on consultancy, simulations and other projects — posing real problems for you to solve.

You’ll also get to observe and participate in Sheffield Hallam’s £200 million estate development — which will transform the gateway to the city from the train station. The development will cement Hallam’s position at the heart of Sheffield’s economy and cityscape, and will enhance our existing provision of modern spaces designed for collaborative, flexible teaching and learning.

Field trips

This course makes the most out of real-world experience. There are regular regional, national and international field trips that allow you to apply your learning in diverse real estate environments. Previous trips have taken place in Dublin, Belfast, Berlin and Madrid as well as Manchester, Liverpool and London.

On a regular basis, you’ll benefit from going out into the real world. Many of our graduates are involved in the wide-ranging real estate projects taking place in Sheffield — such as a major redevelopment of a city centre cutlery works.

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. We have one of the largest real estate alumni networks in the UK, with events often taking place in London and elsewhere.  Many of our alumni contribute to our annual careers day whereby all students, irrespective of their year of study, are encouraged to engage with professionals within our sector.

Our industry guests within our teaching programme often include successful Hallam graduates who are making an impact through their successful careers in the world of real estate.

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Future careers

This course prepares you a wide range of careers including

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

Previous graduates have progressed to work for

  • Allsop
  • Lambert Smith Hampton
  • Colliers International
  • CBRE
  • Cluttons
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Deloitte Real Estate
  • Gerald Eve
  • Grosvenor
  • Avison Young
  • JLL
  • Knight Frank
  • Savills
  • Valuation Office Agency
  • local authorities
  • independent consultancies


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'.


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.

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

Optional 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 students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for EU students starting in 2021/22 is yet to be confirmed. Our tuition fee for EU students starting in 2021/22 is yet to be confirmed.

† 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 2021/22 is £13,995 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)

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