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Real Estate and Planning, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) , | Online
Our MSc 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 MSc Real Estate and Planning 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.

Career opportunities

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. Our 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.

We also have a proven track record in research, and a number of our graduates continue in research to complete PhD study.

Accreditation

Heriot-Watt’s School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure & Society is a leading education centre for planning and surveyor professionals in the UK.

The MSc has full recognition from the educational requirements of the Royal Town Planning Institute(RTPI) and has professional accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no official deadline for postgraduate applications (except for the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society's distance learning programmes); we accept them right up until the beginning of term. However, if you are applying for a popular programme, it is in your best interest to submit your application as soon as you can so that you have the best chance of getting a place.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
       3-7 years
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, 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).

For MSc level entry applicants must have:

  • 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. Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered.

For PG Diploma level entry applicants must have:

  • Third class honours degree in a cognate or semi-cognate subject area PLUS 2 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level completed post qualification.
  • Cognate or semi-cognate ordinary degree PLUS 3-4 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level following graduation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1310 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1310 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1310 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1310 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Students pay £1310 per course and £1690 for the Dissertation. This programme consists of 8 courses (modules). 

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Tuition fee loans of £5,500 are available to Scottish distance learning students on taught postgraduate courses. Full-time distance learning postgraduate students can also access a £4,500 living cost loan.

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

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