BSc/BSc (Hons) Real Estate Surveying

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Learn about property valuation, planning, development, management and sustainability, invaluable to a future career as a chartered surveyor.

  • Napier code:

    52175BH

  • UCAS code:

    N230

  • Course type:

    Full-Time

  • Duration:

    4 years

  • Award:

    BSc/BSc (Hons)

  • Location:

    Merchiston campus

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Course introduction

Real estate makes a major contribution to the economy, and the capital invested in land has created demand for chartered surveyors with specialist skills in the valuation and management of real estate.

Chartered surveyors with a degree in Real Estate Surveying apply their specialist skills in the fields of:

  • development appraisal
  • investment
  • valuation
  • agency (buying and selling land and property)
  • real estate management
  • urban planning
  • environmental sustainability assessment


realestate

This course combines real estate surveying with valuation, planning and development. It studies how commercial property markets work and draws upon the economics of the real estate sector to gain knowledge of their operation and development. It also examines how urban planning regulates the development of property and value of real estate as investments.

The course allows students to learn about all aspects of property development, valuation and real estate management and to develop a range of technical, communicative and interpersonal skills invaluable to your future career as a chartered surveyor.

The Honours course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and you will graduate with both an Honours degree and the means to achieve the highly regarded professional qualification of Chartered Surveyor once you enter the workplace.

What you study

Year 1

You'll study the technical and legal aspects of property, the property market and economics of property development and valuation. Modules include:

Year 2

You'll study the technical aspects further, along with an introduction to planning and valuation. Modules include:

Year 3

You'll be provided with an in-depth knowledge of real estate appraisal: investment and development, as well as specialist and statutory valuation. You'll also examine how urban planning regulates the development of property and value of real estate. Modules include:

Year 4

You'll focus on the sustainability of property development and valuation. Modules include:

Students of this course are eligible for the RICS Commercial Property Group and the RICS Valuation Group dissertation prize.

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

This course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of employers and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), yet has an educational base that is sufficiently flexible to allow maximum career opportunities.

Graduates can work in the private, public and voluntary sector. This might include:

  • private practice real estate consultancies 
  • commercial and residential surveying firms 
  • property companies 
  • financial institutions 
  • local and central government 
  • commercial clients 
  • housing associations
The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) under the partnership arrangements between the RICS and the University. Students successfully completing the course can gain full RICS membership on successful completion of the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).


Minimum Year 1

SQA Higher

BBCC

National 5 Grade C in Maths and English.

A Level

CCC

GCSE Grade C in Maths and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre 2017: B3,B3,B3,B3 at HL + OL Maths and English at C2

2017 onwards: H3,H3,H3,H3 at HL +  OL Maths and English at O4

BTEC Extended Diploma

MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.

GCSE Grade C in Maths and English. 

BTEC Diploma

DD (Distinction, Distinction) in a related subject.

GCSE Grade C in Maths and English. 

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 26 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 5, 5, 5.

Grade 5 in SL Maths and English.

Minimum Year 2

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC

National 5 Grade C in Maths and English.

A Level

AAB

GCSE Grade C in Maths and English.

BTEC Extended Diploma

DDM (Distinction, Distinction, Merit) in a related subject.

GCSE Grade C in Maths and English.

HNC

Pass HNC in a relevant subject with Grade B in the graded unit.

Minimum Year 3

Irish Ordinary Degree

Pass in a relevant subject with 50% or above at first sitting in all final year subjects.

HND

Pass HND in a relevant subject with Grade B at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.

Minimum Year 4

Irish Ordinary Degree

Pass in a relevant subject with 60% overall, with minimum 50% at first sitting in all final year subjects.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply. This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you. 

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students.Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Tuition fees
Students from 2017/18 2018/19
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 tba
Overseas £13,900 tba

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