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Real Estate Investment and Finance, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

It provides those from varied professional and academic backgrounds with an entry into the real estate profession while also enhancing the knowledge and skills of those already employed in the field. Including complementary courses in other aspects of economics and the built environment, this programme gives students an intensive, diverse and well-rounded education.

Our students

Students come from the real estate industry, or look to study this programme following a first degree in real estate, property development, planning, geography, economics or finance. This programme offers you the opportunity to learn more about the intersection between property and finance, to develop appraisal skills and to become chartered.

Career opportunities

With strong professional links and a focus on up-to-date industry-relevant content, our Real Estate programmes equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to quickly and effectively contribute to the success of their working environment.

Accreditation

Professional recognition
  • This MSc programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Real Estate Economics
  • Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation 
  • Macroeconomics, Finance and Built Environment
  • Spatial Planning 
  • International Planning and Property Law
  • Real Estate Investment Analysis
  • International Property Markets and Investment
  • Real Estate Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

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    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    58

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in cognate and semi-cognate subject area. For PG conversion programmes, non-cognate degrees will be considered. Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered.

Technological Requirements

Please note that independent distance learning students who access their studies online will be expected to have access to a PC/laptop and internet.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14080 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14080 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Funding

Scholarships & bursaries
  • Alumni Scholarship Scheme
    Heriot-Watt Alumni
  • Carnegie-Cameron Taught Postgraduate Bursaries
    Applicants must be Scottish by birth, have at least one parent born in Scotland or have been continuously resident in Scotland for a period of three years for the purpose of secondary or tertiary education.
  • Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
    International (Commonwealth citizens)
  • Department for International Development (DFID) Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme(SBE)
    International (Commonwealth citizens)
  • Department for International Development (DFID) Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
    Commonwealth citizens
  • East Lothian Educational Trust
    Applicants must be a resident of the old county of East Lothian (ie excluding Musselburgh, Wallyford and Whitecraig.)
  • India Scholarship (SBE)
    Students who have applied via the Heriot-Watt India office. Please note that this award is available for study at our Edinburgh campus only.
  • Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust
    Restricted to residents of the UK who are a son, daughter, spouse, widow or widower of a commercial traveller, chemist or grocer.
  • Local Education Authority Awards
    Various
  • Mexican Scholarships
    Mexican applicants
  • Music Scholarships
    All students
  • Part-time Fee Grant (SAAS)
    See SAAS residence conditions.
  • Postgraduate Student Allowance Scheme (SAAS)
    EU and UK applicants who meet the SAAS criteria on eligible courses
  • Remission of Fees (families of staff)
    Spouses/civil partners and children of members of staff, also retired members of staff of the University
  • Royal Caledonian Schools Trust
    Applicants must be of Scots parentage (conditions apply - see below)
  • Scotland's Saltire Scholarships
    Citizens of Canada, the People's Republic of China, India or USA (2 awards for each country)
  • Sports Scholarships
    All students
  • Staff Scholarships
    Employees of Heriot-Watt University
  • The Consumer Affairs UK Scholarship Programme
    All currently enrolled students
  • West Lothian Educational Trust
    Individuals must have originated in West Lothian or have lived there for the last 3 years.

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