Applications are open for September 2022 intake.

Blended online course

Part-time MSc Real Estate

  • Qualification: MSc
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Delivery: Blended Learning
  • Workload: Approx 20 hours per week
  • Next enrolment: September 2022
  • Fees: £16,000 plus 5% VAT (Paid in 4 installments)
Part-time MSc Real Estate


Who this course is for

This is a fast-track conversion course, perfect if you already work in the field, and would like to build your real estate knowledge to apply to your place of work, or if you have the ambition to move into the real estate sector.

What you will learn

  • Grow your commercial awareness and provide leadership in solving business problems.
  • Build a framework of knowledge, understanding and skills so you can drive change to address industry challenges.
  • Draw on the world-class research and practical experience of the School of Environment, Education and Development.
  • Develop a solid grounding in real estate from the perspectives of investor, developer, occupier and broader society.

Where and when you will study

MSc Real Estate is a blended learning programme. Course content is delivered online using web-enabled technology systems. You’ll have the opportunity to meet academics who teach the course, engage with the course materials and network with your peers alongside face-to-face workshops hosted twice a year in Dubai.

"This course is great, not only because it is taught online but also provides a strong stepping stone for my career. In addition, it allows me to work around my current work schedule whilst providing one of the best RICS accredited degrees in the country." Elizabeth Opeagbe, Investment Analyst at British Land, current student of MSc Real Estate

How it will benefit your career

  • Lead with confidence and make a real difference in your workplace.
  • Use your knowledge and expertise in real estate to create change and address challenges facing the industry.
  • Take on higher-level roles in areas including environmental management and consultancy, urban planning and design, real estate development, urban and regional development policy, central and local government, international development and energy and water.

Key information

  • Duration
    2 years
  • Dates
    September 2022
  • Location
    This part-time master's programme is delivered through a blended learning format, with workshops in Dubai.
  • Admissions
    Ideally you will hold a 2:1 Honours degree in any subject area (or international equivalent).
    Admission of candidates who do not meet our academic entry qualification criteria may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.
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Course units

Real estate markets (20 credits)

  • Understand the fundamentals of real estate
  • Explore geographical and sector markets
  • Study how macroeconomics shapes property cycles

Property Valuation (20 credits)

  • Introduce principal methods of property valuation
  • Explore the mathematical application of different methods of valuation
  • Critically examine the physical, legal and economic factors

Planning for Future Cities (20 credits)

  • Explore the principles, nature and practice of planning systems and processes around the world
  • Understand emerging future trends in global urban development
  • Examine the notion of the future ‘smart’ city in a global context 

Land and Development (20 credits)

  • Understand land-use policies and making the best use of land resources
  • Gain practical experience and understanding of the development process through real-life development sites
  • Get to grips with the financial issues and risks involved in development schemes

Real Estate Investment and Finance (20 credits)

  • Explore the principles of investment and the creation of value
  • Critically evaluate direct and indirect methods of investing in real estate
  • Demonstrate approaches used in financing of funds and individual projects

Strategic Asset Management (20 credits)

  • Introduce the principles of strategic asset management
  • Explore the tactics used to proactively manage real estate assets
  • Delve into topics including metrics, risk management and sustainability and responsible property investment

Project-Based Enquiry (40 credits)

  • Plan, manage and conduct practice-based research on a topic related to the course
  • Build knowledge and competency in an appropriate range of research methods including the development of a focal question or hypothesis
  • Develop and manage a specific research project through to final submission

Elective Unit 1 - Real Estate Law in Practice (20 credits)

  • Learn about the nature of law and law of contract
  • Understand how leases and other contracts are created, operated and terminated, including service of notice
  • Study property law, land tenure, third party rights and conflict avoidance

Elective Unit 2 - Real Estate Modelling (20 credits)

  • Understand how to use relevant analytical and quantitative tools
  • Get a good grounding in statistics and modern econometric techniques
  • Become proficient in running multivariate techniques using SPSS

Elective Unit 3 - Corporate Real Estate Project (20 credits)

  • Consider how organisations develop and implement strategic objectives
  • Apply relevant concepts and techniques to solve problems in a project environment
  • Facilitate a detailed exploration of the development of business-focused real estate strategies 



This online and blended course has been designed to support working professionals who would like to study part-time. The flexibility of this course allows you to study alongside your other commitments and gain a University of Manchester qualification from anywhere in the world. You may be already working within the Real Estate industry, or have a strong passion for the subject area. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to build professional knowledge in the Real Estate arena. With RICS accreditation you can be confident that this course has the benchmark of quality and will be recognised by employers internationally.


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