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Real Estate MSc

Mode Duration Attendance Start date
Full time 1 year Short intensive blocks September 2020
Full time 2 years including professional placement Short intensive blocks September 2020
Part time 2 years Short intensive blocks September 2020

Choose Kingston's Real Estate MSc

This is an innovative degree designed primarily for people working or wanting to work in the real estate sector either in the UK or beyond who are seeking to gain a high-level head start. The reflective practitioner at junior or middle-management level can study individual modules to meet CPD requirements or to enhance their academic qualifications.

  • Choose to study full time or part time.
  • Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
  • Students come from all over the world to study on Kingston University courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts.

What will you study?

This course will enable you to create key research and systematic aptitudes alongside your practical competencies. Since there is such a great amount of flexibility within the curriculum, you can extend your insight within focused areas of investment, asset management or development.

You will study six modules. These have been intended to guarantee that they line up with the core competencies of the RICS, yet at the same time enabling you to pursue your particular interests through your research project.

Assessment

Most modules are delivered by face-to-face lectures, workshops and seminars, complemented by e-learning resources and methods. However the first module is delivered alongside the induction programme which covers University life, the extensive e-resource base which will help underpin your studies, and the assessment regime. Assessment is through coursework, practical projects and on line discussions. There are no formal examinations on this program 

Course structure

This course will enable you to create key research and systematic aptitudes alongside your practical competencies. Since there is such a great amount of flexibility within the curriculum, you can extend your insight within focused areas of investment, asset management or development.

You will study six modules. These have been intended to guarantee that they line up with the core competencies of the RICS, yet at the same time enabling you to pursue your particular interests through your research project. The project culminates in the unique master's conference, and you'll also get the opportunity to take part in an international residential field trip.

Full time

  • This module examines the players in the market, supply and demand within the key sectors, investor appetite and the effects of micro and macro-economics on the property market. It also examines the interaction of businesses or corporations and their need and use of buildings, the importance of the effective and efficient use of space, and how other elements such as image, design, and personnel work requirements can affect buildings. This module also provides students with a critical understanding and knowledge of the principles of administrative laws, legal methods, land law and the law of obligations applicable to real estate. It is taught through a series of lectures and class exercises and assessment is through assignments supported by on-line support and by written materials.

     
  • This module develops students' understanding, knowledge and critical appraisal abilities over a wide range of valuation approaches and appraisal techniques commonly used in practice in the UK and overseas. A week-long field trip to a major international destination will form the central focus for a major group project which supports students' critical understanding and practical skills. Delivery of the module content will be through a series of lectures, class exercises and the field trip. Assessment is through assignments coupled with supported by on-line support and by written materials.

     
  • This module aims to provide students with a sound grounding in research principles and methodologies that are commonly applied within the built environment. Throughout a series of lectures and seminars, supported by tutorials students are encouraged and enabled to develop their critical reasoning powers and to gain practice in researching ideas and knowledge and in the design of relevant research instruments.

     
  • This final module provides students the opportunity to design and execute an original research capstone project related to their own real estate interests. They will develop a theoretically informed body of work that integrates both theory and practice. It may take the form of a dissertation, a practice project, design or experiment based project. Following submission students present their findings at a Masters Students Conference.

     
  • This module is an essential ingredient in the study of spatial planning and its associated decision making processes for development to proceed in the UK. There is an expectation that the current legal framework, including European provisions is applied and evaluated. Land, property and planning are closely linked so the module enables understanding of the development process from the developers' viewpoint to facilitate development effectively. The planning perspective evaluates planning issues for decision making delivered through the use of a local case study involving a planning appeal written statement and a public inquiry role play. Funding packages, development economics and sustainability issues that influence development and planning, are explored through practical examples, case studies and site visits.

     
  • Students study the wide range of asset, investment and facilities management activities and laws associated with real estate land and buildings, including developing and executing strategic and corporate real estate asset policies as well as appraising the operational property and facilities management activities on which performance depends. It is taught through a series of lectures, support tutorials and class exercises. Assessment will be through two case study exercises, a major practical group project and a legal argument synopsis paper.

     
  • In this module students develop skills in carrying out property investment analysis gaining a critical understanding of discounted cash flow variables and performance measures including investment tactics. It introduces the analysis of risk within property and within a multi-asset portfolio and the utilisation of structured finance. Students also study indirect real estate vehicles and instruments, their origins and their current utilisation. This module is delivered in short blocks of lectures, case study exercises and workshops and supported by open learning. Assessment is through group portfolio analysis, a critical essay and a cash flow analysis for a real estate investment.

     

Part time

  • This module aims to provide students with a sound grounding in research principles and methodologies that are commonly applied within the built environment. Throughout a series of lectures and seminars, supported by tutorials students are encouraged and enabled to develop their critical reasoning powers and to gain practice in researching ideas and knowledge and in the design of relevant research instruments.

     
  • This module develops students' understanding, knowledge and critical appraisal abilities over a wide range of valuation approaches and appraisal techniques commonly used in practice in the UK and overseas. A week-long field trip to a major international destination will form the central focus for a major group project which supports students' critical understanding and practical skills. Delivery of the module content will be through a series of lectures, class exercises and the field trip. Assessment is through assignments coupled with supported by on-line support and by written materials.

     
  • This module examines the players in the market, supply and demand within the key sectors, investor appetite and the effects of micro and macro-economics on the property market. It also examines the interaction of businesses or corporations and their need and use of buildings, the importance of the effective and efficient use of space, and how other elements such as image, design, and personnel work requirements can affect buildings. This module also provides students with a critical understanding and knowledge of the principles of administrative laws, legal methods, land law and the law of obligations applicable to real estate. It is taught through a series of lectures and class exercises and assessment is through assignments supported by on-line support and by written materials.

     
  • This final module provides students the opportunity to design and execute an original research capstone project related to their own real estate interests. They will develop a theoretically informed body of work that integrates both theory and practice. It may take the form of a dissertation, a practice project, design or experiment based project. Following submission students present their findings at a Masters Students Conference.

     
  • This module is an essential ingredient in the study of spatial planning and its associated decision making processes for development to proceed in the UK. There is an expectation that the current legal framework, including European provisions is applied and evaluated. Land, property and planning are closely linked so the module enables understanding of the development process from the developers' viewpoint to facilitate development effectively. The planning perspective evaluates planning issues for decision making delivered through the use of a local case study involving a planning appeal written statement and a public inquiry role play. Funding packages, development economics and sustainability issues that influence development and planning, are explored through practical examples, case studies and site visits.

     
  • Students study the wide range of asset, investment and facilities management activities and laws associated with real estate land and buildings, including developing and executing strategic and corporate real estate asset policies as well as appraising the operational property and facilities management activities on which performance depends. It is taught through a series of lectures, support tutorials and class exercises. Assessment will be through two case study exercises, a major practical group project and a legal argument synopsis paper.

     
  • In this module students develop skills in carrying out property investment analysis gaining a critical understanding of discounted cash flow variables and performance measures including investment tactics. It introduces the analysis of risk within property and within a multi-asset portfolio and the utilisation of structured finance. Students also study indirect real estate vehicles and instruments, their origins and their current utilisation. This module is delivered in short blocks of lectures, case study exercises and workshops and supported by open learning. Assessment is through group portfolio analysis, a critical essay and a cash flow analysis for a real estate investment.

     

Year 2 (optional)

  • The Professional Placement module is a core module for those students following a Master's programme that incorporates an extended professional placement that follows completion of the first 180 credits of taught modules and project or dissertation. It provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an appropriate working environment, and to develop and enhance key employability skills and subject specific skills in their chosen subject.

    It is the responsibility of individual students to locate and secure a suitable placement opportunity; this will normally involve one placement which must be completed over a minimum period of 10 months and within a maximum of 12 months. The placement must be approved by the module leader prior to commencement to ensure its suitability.

     

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Work placement scheme

Many postgraduate courses at Kingston University allow students to do a 12-month work placement as part of their course. The responsibility for finding the work placement is with the student; we cannot guarantee the work placement, just the opportunity to undertake it. As the work placement is an assessed part of the course, it is covered by a student's tier 4 visa.

Invoicing on the placement courses is split into two stages. The standard course fee is payable in year 1 with the placement fee invoiced in year 2. Therefore, students starting in September 2018 would therefore be charged the placement fee of £1,230 in September 2019. Students commencing the course in September 2019 will be invoiced the placement fee in 2020 (provisionally £1,350).

This amount will only be charged to your account after you find a placement and are enrolled on the module. You will not be charged this fee if you do not manage to secure a work placement.

Find out more about the postgraduate work placement scheme.

We aim to ensure that all courses and modules advertised are delivered. However in some cases courses and modules may not be offered. For more information about why, and when you can expect to be notified, read our Changes to Academic Provision.

Regulations governing this course are available here

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