BSc/BSc (Hons) Real Estate Surveying

Undergraduate, Full-time

Real Estate Surveying BSc/BSc (Hons)



Our Real Estate Surveying course provides you with the opportunity to study in a School with a 92% overall satisfaction rate

(2017 National Student Survey)

Overview

The BSc (Hons) Real Estate Surveying degree is a highly regarded and carefully considered programme which meets current industry demands and develops graduates who have the knowledge and skills required to enter the property industry as valuers, agents, property managers, and developers.

This is a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited course and combines real estate surveying with valuation, planning and development. It studies how commercial and residential 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.

Chartered Surveyors with a degree in Real Estate Surveying apply their specialist skills in the fields of: development appraisal; Investment appraisal; valuation; agency (buying and selling land and property); and property management. Graduates can work in the private, public and voluntary sector, which might include: private practice real estate consultancies, commercial and residential surveying firms, property companies, financial institutions and local and central government. Recent graduates have gone on to work for the likes of: Savills, Shepherds, Montague Evans, DM Hall, Valuation Office Agency and Knight Frank.

Mode of Study:

Full-time (available as part-time)

Duration:

4 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

N230


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Course details

In the first two years of the course you'll study the technical and legal aspects of property, property markets, valuation, investment and development of land and buildings. The first year is shared with the Building and Quantity Surveying courses, with specialisation in the second year to the core Real Estate Surveying modules relating to valuation and planning.

In year three 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.

In your final year you'll focus on the sustainability of property development and valuation. The core knowledge will be evaluated by a multi-disciplinary group project and your individual skills are brought to the fore in your Dissertation.

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

  • 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 Assessments are by a mixture of coursework, projects and exams. This can consist of a variety of tasks including report writing, essays, personal and group-based presentations and posters.   
  • briefcase Work placement

    Whilst there is no credit-bearing work placement, most students take up the opportunities offered by industry to engage in insight weeks and then summer internships/placements between third and fourth year. The University Employer Mentoring Programme also offers the valuable opportunity to link you with an industry mentor. We have an excellent careers service that can assist with the application processes and to develop your CV.


  • study abroad Study abroad

    Students on this programme have the opportunity to study abroad.


Popular modules

Year 1

  • Building Design and Technology 1
  • Property Value Studies
  • Surveying 1
  • Property and Construction Business Law
  • Construction Costs Studies
  • One further option module

Year 2

  • Building Economics 1
  • Building Design and Technology 2
  • Valuation 1
  • Planning and Development 1
  • Surveying 2 (Property Management)
  • One further option module

Year 3

  • Surveying 3 (Conservation)
  • Development Appraisal
  • Planning and Development 2
  • Investment Appraisal, 
  • Valuation 2
  • Planning and Development 3

Year 4

  • Project Evaluation (40 credits)
  • Sustainable Development
  • Valuation 3
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

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Disclaimer

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.

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, Year 3 or Year 4 is possible for students with suitable qualifications.

Minimum Year 1

SQA Higher

BBCC

National 5 Grade C in Maths and English.

Adjusted Offer Entry Requirement

CCCC

National 5 Grade 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. For further information see our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level

CCD

GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B3, B3, B3, B3 at HL

OL Maths and English at C2

New Grading System:

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/4 in Maths and English.

BTEC Diploma

DD (Distinction, Distinction) 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.

Grade 5 in SL Maths and English.

Minimum Year 2

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC

National 5 Grade C in Maths and English.

A Level

BBB

GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.

BTEC Extended Diploma

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

GCSE Grade C/4 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% 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.

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
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK) £9,000 £9,250
Overseas £14,350 tba
RUK Students starting in 2018/19 will be invoiced the 2018/19 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study. Students starting in 2019/20 will be invoiced the 2019/20 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study.


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

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

  • Private practice real estate consultancies
  • Commercial and residential surveying firms
  • Property companies
  • Financial institutions
  • Local and central government
  • Commercial clients
  • Housing associations

Some of our graduates have gone on to work for the likes of:

  • Savills
  • Montague Evans
  • DM Hall
  • Valuation Office Agency
  • Knight Frank
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