Real Estate, M.Sc. | Part time online | The University of Manchester | United Kingdom
24 months
16500 GBP/year
16500 GBP/year
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This fast-track conversion Real Estate course at The University of Manchester will enable you to develop connections between knowledge and understanding while also examining legal and regulatory frameworks and property markets in a global context.


With the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited Real Estate course from The University of Manchester, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of real estate in society, business and to the end-user.

The impact of globalisation and sustainability on real estate practice is also reflected throughout the course, with opportunities to examine legal and regulatory frameworks and property markets on an international basis.

We expect that Real Estate students at The University of Manchester will be required to spend a minimum of 20 study hours a week for this MSc.

You will learn how to:

  • develop the commercial awareness skills you need to provide leadership in solving business problems;
  • build a framework of knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to take a leading role in addressing the challenges facing the real estate industry;
  • draw on the world-class research and practical experience of the School of Environment, Education and Development;
  • develop a solid grounding in real estate from the perspectives of investor, developer, occupier and broader society

Career opportunities

Planning and Environmental Management graduates are popular with employers, particularly in consultancy, where the ability to analyse and propose policies and implement strategies is vital. After London, Manchester hosts the largest number of planning and environmental consultancies in the UK.

Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in areas including environmental management and consultancy, urban planning and design, real estate development, urban and regional development policy, central and local government, international development, energy and water, non-governmental organisations, and research.

Top employers of our Planning and Environmental Management graduates include AECOM, Arup, Atkins, BP, EDF Energy, the Environment Agency, Jacobs, and Rolls-Royce.

If you decide not to follow a vocational career, your wide knowledge base and transferable skills in problem-solving, strategic thinking, teamwork, creativity and communication fit what most employers are seeking.


This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Programme Structure

This online and blended course has been designed to support working professionals who would like to study part-time. The flexibility of this course allows you to study alongside your other commitments and gain a University of Manchester qualification from anywhere in the world. You may be already working within the Real Estate industry, or have a strong passion for the subject area. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to build professional knowledge in the Real Estate arena. With RICS accreditation you can be confident that this course has the benchmark of quality and will be recognised by employers internationally.

Courses units:

  • Unit 1: Real Estate Markets
  • Unit 2: Property Valuation
  • Unit 3: Planning for Future Cities
  • Unit 4: Land and Development
  • Unit 5: Real Estate Investment and Finance
  • Unit 6: Strategic Asset Management
  • Unit 7: Project-based Enquiry

Elective Units

  • Real Estate Law in practice
  • Real Estate Modelling
  • Corporate Real Estate project (20 credits)

The taught elements of this course are assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, report-writing, project portfolios and presentations.

The majority of assessment is based on individual work with an element of collaborative project work.

After successful completion of the taught-element of the course, you will undertake a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of your choice, overseen by an appropriate supervisor.


Dr Mark Shepherd - Course Director 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • 20 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact us at  or at for the Middle East Centre   


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ideally, you will hold a 2:1 Honours degree in any subject area (or international equivalent).
  • Candidates who do not meet our academic entry qualification criteria may be approved, if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also meet the specific language requirements.

Advice to applicants

To help us fast-track the application process, please submit the following documents with your online application form:

  • Copies of official degree certificates and transcripts of your previous study.
  • A copy of your CV.
  • Two written academic or professional references.
  • Personal statement.
  • Evidence of English language to demonstrate your competency.  

Work experience

Due to the vocational nature of this course, appropriate professional experience will be taken into account as part of the admissions process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 24 months.


We offer discounts to support you in funding your course.15% Alumni Loyalty Bursary: If you have successfully graduated from The University of Manchester, you can receive a 15% Alumni Discount (£2,400).One Discount Policy : Please note that we operate a one discount policy; discounts and scholarship are not accumulative. If you qualify for more than one discount or scholarship, you will be awarded the one that is the highest amount.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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