The MSc Real Estate course is a fast-track course teaching you the skills needed to be a chartered surveyor. The course focuses on hands-on work, and you work with other students on your course and in the wider built environment disciplines. The degree is suitable for both UK and overseas students and is designed for first degree holders in any discipline and existing practitioners who want to become Chartered Surveyors. The course’s reputation means many international surveying firms recruit students for roles spanning the globe.
The MSc Real Estate is designed for first degree holders in any discipline and existing practitioners who want to become Chartered Surveyors through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
You develop your practical and theoretical knowledge and critical understanding of issues and subjects relevant to your chosen field for study and your personal, interpersonal and professional skills and capabilities, including those of self-direction and self-management.
The course aims to produce graduates who meet the academic, professional and ethical standards required by the RICS. It enables you to operate as independent reflective practitioner and provides you with both transferable and specific vocational skills which can be used to gain professional employment in a rapidly changing environment.
On the course you strengthen your knowledge of theory, contracts and practice through activities such as case studies and simulations. You also complete an individual in-depth dissertation that requires a critical and evaluative approach to professional practice and theory.
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 benefit from a range of teaching, learning and assessment techniques which allow you to work on complex, professional briefs that have an emphasis on the latest thinking from the real estate sector.
The course also includes an interdisciplinary development task in a different country. On this task 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 quantity surveyor fits in with these roles. It also develops the skills and knowledge that are essential to becoming an effective professional practitioner.
This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
2017 entry requirements
Minimum 2:2 degree in any discipline or an equivalent professional qualification.
As a full-time student you are encouraged to obtain a period of pre-course professional work experience before joining.
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.
International and European entry qualifications
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.
Full-time – one year
Part-time – typically two years
Typical modules may include
Economics and market context
Law and professional context
Evaluating building condition
Corporate real estate asset management
Development and property appraisal
Applied research methods and dissertation
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After the course you have the technical, commercial, IT and personal skills to become a chartered surveyor. Our graduates have an outstanding employment record.
Recent graduates have joined surveying consultancies such as • JLL • CBRE • Bilfinger GVA • Cushman & Wakefield • Lambert Smith Hampton • Savills.
Others have joined in-house corporate real estate departments, smaller independent professional firms and the public sector.
The course prepares students for professional practice through a series of integrated professional skills modules which aim to boost employability, and confidence, by showing how technical learning relates to future careers, and providing experience of the multidisciplinary projects that graduates will work on as a real estate professional.
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Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)
2016/17 academic year
Full-time – typically £8,400
Part-time – typically £2,800 for year one and £5,600 for year two
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are available across the majority of subject areas.
2017/18 academic year
Full-time – typically £8,530
Part-time – typically £2,845 for year one and £5,690 for year two (subject to inflation)
2016/17 academic year
Typically £12,500 for the course
2017/18 academic year
Typically £13,250 for the course
Additional course costs
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