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You can expect to study units covering topics such as:

Real estate markets

Property valuation

Planning for future cities

Land and development

Real estate investment and finance

Strategic asset management

Project based enquiry

mark shephard

Mark Shepherd
Course Director

Lecturer in Real Estate

“At the University of Manchester we recognise that real estate is at the heart of many global businesses. From delivering investment returns to helping to attract and retain staff, real estate has to perform effectively at many levels. Our aim is to develop our learners so that they have the necessary skills, knowledge and professionalism to compete effectively in a challenging global market.

Recent research has highlighted the need for real estate professionals to add value by providing leadership in solving business problems, rather than simply offering traditional technical skills. This principle is at the heart of our MSc in Real Estate. The programme is designed as an intensive fast-track conversion course which is accredited by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The programme combines academic excellence with the explicit development of transferable skills that are essential for a career in Real Estate, whether in the private or public sector, in the UK or internationally.

In addition to the comprehensive online material, the programme offers face-to-face workshops twice a year providing opportunities for team working, networking and mentoring to underpin the academic content.”


RICS Accredited

This is a fast-track, RICS-accredited conversion course, taught from a critical approach.

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Truly Global

Join peers from around the world at the 3-day course conference held each semester.

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Taught by leading academics with a wealth of experience in industry.

George Wilkinson
Assistant Surveyor, Gerald Eve.

“I chose The University of Manchester because it has a great student centred buzz about it. Having the opportunity to select the modules I wanted to study in relation to becoming a surveyor, has been very advantageous when it came to the point where I was applying for roles. I have been able to demonstrate prior knowledge. This course gave me the practical experience, industry knowledge and the opportunity to become RICS accredited.”

Jess Hardman
Portfolio Manager, Bruntwood.

“One of the things I took from the course and have implemented into my role is, current market research strategies. Many of the modules included independent research tasks, which became applicable as my current role has developed. My biggest piece of advice for students is to keep up-to-date on current affairs in the market and industry as this helps you apply your new skills into practice. For those who are just starting the course, you should utilise the tutors and the resources available within the University, they are extremely knowledgeable.”