menu icon
Book your open day visit nowClick to book open day
IPF Certificate, IPF Diploma & MSc Real Estate Investment and Finance (IPF Entry Route)

IPF Certificate, IPF Diploma & MSc Real Estate Investment and Finance (IPF Entry Route)

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


24 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Estate Agency Finance / Accounting (General) Investment Management

Course type


Course Summary


In partnership with the Investment Property Forum (IPF), we offer a flexible route if you are wishing to obtain the IPF Certificate, IPF Diploma or the MSc Real Estate Investment and Finance. Delivered on a part-time basis,?it comprises a series of professional development courses delivered by leading names in property investment and academia.

In a fast-moving global market, the IPF's industry-recognised education programme offers you a unique advantage. You will address the key areas of investment, finance, and property. The programme will equip you with the latest knowledge and skills to ensure you stay one step ahead. Join your peers at these intensive, interactive sessions and immerse yourself in a fresh, topical leading-edge learning experience.

IPF Certificate in Property Investment

The Certificate consists of an introductory online course - Introduction to Property Investment. This is followed by two 4-5-day face-to-face courses, Corporate Finance and Real Estate Portfolio Management. These are delivered at the University of Reading’s Whiteknights Campus, in the Henley Business School.

The IPF Certificate is listed by the?Financial Conduct Authority?(FCA) as a Key 2 Appropriate Examination under the Managing Investments activity. Holders of the IPF Certificate will need to complete a Key 3 qualification.

IPF Diploma in Property Investment

These specialist modules lead to an externally accredited Diploma in Property Investment from the Investment Property Forum (IPF). This is recognised as the?IPF Diploma. You will need to complete the 5 modules for this qualification. This includes Real Estate Investment Appraisal, Real Estate Securities, Real Estate Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance and Real Estate Funding. Each 4-5-day, face-to-face?IPF Diploma?module is delivered at the University of Reading, Whiteknights campus. It is also supported by Real Estate & Planning's Virtual Learning Environment.

MSc Real Estate Investment & Finance (IPF entry route)

If you have successfully achieved the?IPF Diploma, this will provide 100 credits towards the MSc degree. Therefore, you will be eligible to continue to our?MSc Real Estate Investment & Finance programme?(IPF entry route). To attain the MSc, you will need to take a further?80 credits delivered in Reading.


Real Estate Investment and Finance

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Online module £450 and each taught module currently £2,000.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

You need an upper second-class honours degree from a UK university, or the equivalent from an internationally recognised university. You should normally be in relevant graduate level employment.