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Real Estate and Planning, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Online
The Real Estate and Planning programme at Heriot-Watt University provides the foundation, knowledge, and skills needed to work as a development surveyor or planner. 

About

On completion, graduates will be able to work either in the public or private sectors, advising on the complexities of property development to occupiers, investors, developers and planning authorities.

The Real Estate and Planning programme at Heriot-Watt University is designed to build understanding of the complex interactions and uncertainties of the development process. It provides students with the essential knowledge components of economics, valuation, planning, law, and regeneration and sustainability principles. 

It also develops an appreciation of the skills and tasks inherent in development projects, including community participation, satisfying the statutory planning considerations, undertaking the necessary financial appraisals, and achieving funding to make it happen.

The course is suitable for students with an interest in pursuing a career either as a chartered development surveyor or as a planner with a specialism in land and property markets. Such opportunities are available in a range of employers in the private and public sector, including local development and regeneration agencies.

Career

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

On completion of this course, graduates will be able to have a comprehensive and integrated understanding of the property market context and the nature and theory of spatial planning and sustainable development. The Real Estate and Planning graduates have gone on to work in a variety of roles in the private and public sectors, both in the UK and abroad.

Accreditation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Spatial Planning
  • Sustainable Design and Development
  • Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation 
  • Real Estate Economics
  • Strategic Spatial Vision Project
  • Governance Participation and Community Planning
  • Real Estate Investment Analysis
  • Real Estate Development

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Part-time
      • Average part-time duration 36 months
      • Duration description
         3-7 years
    • Credits
      180 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      Online

    English Language Requirements

    You need the following IELTS score:

    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

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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 courses, non-cognate degrees will be considered. 

    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

      1350 GBP/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1350 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
    • EU/EEA

      1350 GBP/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1350 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    Students pay £1350 per course and £1740 for the Dissertation. 

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