BSc (Hons) Real Estate Surveying

Undergraduate, Part-time

Real Estate Surveying BSc (Hons)

Study in a School with a 92% overall satisfaction rate. A year out work placement allows students to gain credit for their experience.

(2017 National Student Survey)


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. 

During your studies you’ll learn about all aspects of property development, valuation and real estate management and 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.

Mode of Study:

Part-time (available as Part-time)


5 years

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Course details

In stages 1 and 2 of the course you'll study the technical and legal aspects of real estate surveying, along with the valuation of property and cost of construction.  

In stages 3 and 4, 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. You will also gain 120 credits through work placement module over these stages. 

In the final stage, you will focus on advanced valuation and planning & development, and how to work on a joint project with other disciplines. You shall also undertake a dissertation.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught Lectures and tutorials by professionally qualified academic staff and industrial specialists, field trips, case studies and project evaluations.
  • note and pen Assessments A mixture of exams and coursework, which consists of report writing, essays, personal and group-based presentations, posters.
  • briefcase Work placement Part time students are usually in relevant employment but if not, you will be advised by our Placement office and given guidance on CV preparation and interview techniques in order to allow them to seek appropriate relevant employment for the third year work placement.
  • study abroad Study abroad

    Students on this programme have the opportunity to study abroad.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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.

Advanced entry

Advanced entry into Year 2 or Year 3 is possible for students with suitable qualifications.

Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

Typical Entry Requirement


National 5 C in Maths and English.

Adjusted Offer Entry Requirement


National 5 C in Maths and English.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. Find out more about our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level


GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System

B3,B3,B3,B3 at Higher Level.

C2 at Ordinary Level in Maths and English also required.

New Grading System

Grades H3, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level.

Grade O4 at Ordinary Level in Maths and English also required.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

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

GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

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

4 points in SL Maths and English.

European Baccalaureate

70% with Grade 7 in three subjects.

Grade 6 in Maths and English.

Minimum Year 2


Pass in a related subject with B in the graded unit.

Minimum Year 3


Pass in a related subject with Grades BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by 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 admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Home/EU-Taught modules *£890 *£922
Home/EU-Dissertation module £530 £553
Overseas-Taught modules *£2,250 *£2,364
Overseas-Dissertation module £1,550 £1,575

Frequently Asked Questions about Fees.
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships.


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Become a chartered surveyor working in the residential, commercial or valuation sectors. 

Employers include: 

Montague Evans
DM Hall
Valuation Office Agency
Knight Frank
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