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University of Westminster Real Estate Development MSc
University of Westminster

Real Estate Development MSc

London, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 17,000 / per year *


* international | UK: £14,500

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Informed by our extensive commercial and professional partnerships within the property sector, this practical Master’s course will prepare you to adapt and excel within the complex and ever-changing real estate market – from valuation and appraisal to the strategic management and development of commercial and residential property assets.

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), it aims to provide a challenging, stimulating and professionally relevant course of study that is directly related to the valuation, management and development of real estate property. Capitalising on our excellent industry contacts, course content is informed by leading firms such as Barratt Homes and British Land, as well as Savills and Cushman and Wakefield, who regularly send their own staff to train with us.

Taught by staff who will share their own experiences as surveyors and planners, you'll gain a detailed understanding of the property development and appraisal process, encompassing the financial, physical, legal and social aspects. You’ll also develop the latest management skills and techniques to successfully deliver projects to meet client expectations taking account of any external constraints.

Our central London location enables us to invite a wide range of professionals to give guest lectures, and we arrange various site visits, so you can experience real-life estate strategies and see developments from construction through to completion. As part of the Development Finance and Funding module, a limited number of students have the opportunity to participate in an international study trip, which in 2019 included visits to Brookfield Properties and Cushman and Wakefield in New York. To take part in this trip, you'll have to pay an additional fee of about £950.

The course is ideally suited to graduates with some existing property experience who aspire to senior positions in real estate development or property management. However, you will be welcomed if you’re seeking to move to a career within this dynamic industry and can demonstrate your passion for property.

Most of our graduates go on to work for central London property firms in real estate development, valuation or estate management, while others pursue property-related careers with local authorities and housing associations.

Top reasons to study with us

  • 16th in UK and 5th in London for Town Planning (Source: Complete University Guide 2020).
  • One of the few UK universities to bring together all the disciplines that inform the design and development of our towns and cities.
  • Excellent industry links with property firms and construction companies, including Lendlease, Knight Frank, Chase and Partners, RICS and Falcon Chambers.
  • Street walks taking in Marylebone, Euston and Fitzrovia, and street talks incorporating Kings Cross redevelopment, Baker Street and Mayfair.
  • London location enables us to invite directors of leading property firms to deliver guest lectures, previously from Cushman and Wakefield, Savills, CBRE, JLL, Lend Lease and BRE.
  • Multicultural learning experience with students from all over the world.
  • Contractors, developers, professional consultancies, client organisations, central government and local authorities all employ our graduates.

Why study this course?

  • Accredited course
    Our course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and enables you to pursue a successful career in property.
  • Combine theory and practice
    The course links theory to global practice through real-life case studies, projects, field trips and insights from practitioners.
  • Learn from experts
    Experts will share their professional experiences of working in the property and construction industry.

Professional accreditation

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

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