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Full time | Marylebone Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Estate Development / Management Estate Agency

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

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.

Course structure

The aim of the course is to provide you with a detailed understanding of the property development and appraisal process, encompassing valuation, financial, physical, legal and social aspects. You'll analyse development situations and respond to development problems with derived solutions. You’ll also enhance your capability to critically appraise options and independently evaluate alternative courses of action.


Real estate is a dynamic, sociable and high-earning profession. It encompasses most areas of commercial (industrial, office and retail) and residential property. The RICS accreditation will enable you to take the Professional Assessment of Competence after a period of suitable employment. When you enrol on this course, you’ll be entitled to register for RICS student membership and access training as part of the CPD Foundation. This, coupled with the relationships with other professional bodies and our alumni, gives you access to some excellent networking opportunities with city and suburban property firms. On graduation, you'll find employment opportunities in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Previous students have undertaken roles in property development, valuation, law, finance and investment, as well as property management for major property firms, such as Cushman and Wakefield, Savills, Knight Frank, as well as other property development and consultancy companies within Greater London and surrounding areas.


The work for this module involves the completion of a structured research programme resulting in a dissertation or major research project. You can opt for a traditional academic dissertation which identifies a hypothesis and research questions, involves some original research, draws conclusions and, if appropriate, makes recommendations. Alternatively you can complete a defined project involving the preparation of a strategy or action plan for an issue relevant to your studies, and include a 20,000-word reflection on, and evaluation of, the strengths and weaknesses of the approach and the constraints which are likely to impact on the proposals.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You need a minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2). Relevant degree disciplines include geography, economics, a traditional science, a property-related discipline or law. Or membership of a recognised professional body whose entry requirements are equivalent to graduate level, and ideally some relevant practical experience.

University information

Situated in the heart of the UK’s capital, the University of Westminster (UoW) has grown from the country’s first polytechnic into one of its best-established further education institutions, and one of its most diverse, with a student body made up of 19,000 people from 165 countries. Many of these are enrolled in a postgraduate qualification, with over 330 different taught qualifications available alongside world-leading research degrees....more