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The Institute of Real Estate

Real Estate

The Institute of Real Estate offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in real estate accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).We are located within the Business School in the Faculty of Business and Law, on our Kingston Hill campus.

Why study Real Estate Management?

Real estate underpins all human activity. We spend up to an estimated 90% of our lives in buildings: they are where most people work, play and live. If buildings are not well
managed, financially and physically, they will fail to survive; well managed and maintained, they will be important investment assets and can eventually become part of our heritage. Buildings are also large emitters of carbon so the way they are used and managed is important is reducing their environmental impact.

Real estate managers advise on most matters relating to property, but primarily they give expert opinions in relation to the valuation and appraisal of property and provide strategic
advice to investment owners and to occupiers. For this they need to understand the complexities of the economics, financing and law relating to real estate and relate these
to the social and environmental impacts of property.

Our Real Estate programmes have been running for many years and we are very proud of our alumni, many of whom are now experiencing successful careers in  real estate consultancy both in the UK and in many different countries. Many of our successful alumni and current students work in the real estate sector for firms such as Knight Frank, CBRE, PNB Paribas, Jones Lang LaSalle, DTZ, Cushman and Wakefield, the Crown Estate, Network Rail, British Land, Land Securities and other international and national firms, public bodies and private companies.

Real Estate
We always put the student experience at the forefront of our delivery and we will do all we can to ensure that students benefit from an innovative and relevant curriculum taught by dedicated well qualified professional staff. The Institute has a deep belief that the role of teaching and assessment is to underpin student learning and throughout the programme the strategy is to engage students with a wide range of activities that enable them to develop the skills that they will need as practitioners alongside their acquisition of knowledge and critical thinking. Further, where possible, teaching periods will be augmented with site visits which provide opportunities to reinforce key principles taught.

Professional Accreditation

The programme is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).


MSc Real Estate
BSc(Hons) Real Estate Management


For further enquiries about these courses contact:

Judy Smith BSc DIp Prop Invest MRICS FEA
Principal Lecturer (Real Estate)


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