Search our site
Search our site

Real Estate Management with Business Experience BSc(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

You will be prepared for employment, with a range of business skills giving you an advantage in the job market. You will have had the opportunity to gain practical experience.

Most graduates enter practice in multinational property consultancies, development companies and investment property funds or in smaller practices or ‘niche' firms. Others join the in-house property teams of corporates, or work in the public or charitable sectors. Examples of firms are CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, Knight Frank, JLL the Crown Estate among many.

What our graduates say

Check out what our graduates have gone on to do and how studying at Kingston helped them achieve their goals.

Robert Elegba

Former student: Robert Elegba
Year of graduation: 2003
Current job: Consultant, DTZ Consulting & Research
Location: London

Robert's natural enthusiasm for buildings made studying property planning and development an easy choice. He is now a fully qualified chartered surveyor and, within three years of graduating, he has become part of the team working to create the prestigious 2012 Olympic and Legacy development.

"I have always had an interest in buildings and an appreciation of architecture which led me to choose property planning and development which focuses on the practical side of the built environment and provides the opportunity to gain a professional qualification. 

"I chose Kingston for a number of reasons: its proximity to London – a great thriving metropolis that always excites; the sandwich placement – a chance to get some hands-on experience; the excellent reputation held by the School of Surveying in the property industry; and the accreditation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 

"The course was both interesting and challenging, which I think is how a degree course should be. It allowed me to gain an in-depth appreciation of the technical side of surveying and apply that knowledge to real situations. I definitely became more passionate about the subject as time went by.

"My placement year in industry was one of the highlights of the degree.  It enabled me to develop professionally and bolstered my technical knowledge. It also refocused me when I returned to the University to complete my final year.

"After graduation I returned to my placement employer, DTZ. Following a year in the investment department, I joined the regeneration team. Here I qualified as a chartered surveyor, after sitting the challenging Assessment of Professional Competence exams.  

"DTZ is a global real estate adviser which provides innovative real estate and business solutions to a range of clients. My role involves advising on the viability and development potential of difficult sites.

"Since November 2005 I have been on secondment to the Olympic Land Team of the London Development Agency, which is tasked with delivering the land required for the Olympic Park & Legacy development. This involves negotiating and consulting with local groups and I have been able to draw on a lot of lessons learnt from my degree, not just the theoretical stuff, but also the soft skills such as building relationships and working as part of a team.

"I love the fact that every day is different and I can be out of the office as much or as little as I want. I am also lucky enough to work with the best people in the industry. Working with a diverse group of people who enjoy their work and are fun too makes a real difference, particularly when you're starting out.

"My advice to those going to university is to choose a subject you are passionate about.  Surveying offers a variety of exciting careers so if you can couple your studies with relevant work experience then even better."


Examples of recent graduate destinations

Types of jobs

  • Assistant surveyor
  • Investment and estate agent
  • Graduate surveyor
  • Marketing manager
  • Property consultant
  • Property manager
  • Residential property management surveyor
  • Surveyor
  • Property development


  • Savills
  • Sothebys Realty
  • Lambert Smith Hampton
  • CBRE
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Aviva Investors
  • Colliers International
  • Berkeley Homes

In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate. 

As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

Contact us

Admissions team

*5p per minute from a BT landline. Call charges from other providers may vary.


This course is taught at Kingston Business School

View Kingston Business School on our Google Maps

Contact us

Admissions team

*5p per minute from a BT landline. Call charges from other providers may vary.


This course is taught at Kingston Business School

View Kingston Business School on our Google Maps
Favourite this course

Did you find what you are looking for?

This field is required.


Thank you for your feedback.

Find a course

Course finder


Kingston University top for graduate start-ups

Easthetic Design team members Daisy Wang (left) and Winnie Lao (right) demonstrate the Pozzy.Kingston University is rated the top most successful UK higher education institutions for graduate start-up companies (Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey). Read more.

Kingston University wins 2017 Guardian University Award

Guardian University Award 2017

The award for teaching excellence included specific praise for the inclusivity and accessibility of the University's courses.

Read our student blog

Kingston business students

Hear directly from a business student what it's like to study at Kingston University.

Find us on Facebook

Undergraduate study
Site menu