You should hold a degree (normally at least Second Class Honours) from a UK university or one of comparable standing, or membership of a recognised professional body whose entry requirements are equivalent to graduate level, and ideally some relevant practical experience.
The course is well suited for those with a first degree in geography, economics, a traditional science, a property-related discipline or law. If your first degree and other qualifications are not so well aligned the course team may require further evidence of your ability to study the subject material as deemed appropriate. If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of 6.5.
The aim of the course is to provide you with a detailed understanding of the property development and appraisal process, encompassing the financial, physical, legal and social aspects. You will analyse development situations and respond to particular development problems with derived solutions. You will also be able to critically appraise options and independently evaluate alternative courses of action. The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
As part of the Development Finance and Funding module, students undertake a study trip to New York.
Development Finance and Funding
Finance and Asset Management
Law for Property Professionals
Project Implementation Process
Site Assembly and Development
Space Strategies and Legislation
Landlord and Tenant
Property Finance: Lending and Risk Strategies
Property Management: Law and Practice
The RICS accreditation will enable you to take the Professional Assessment of Competence after a period of suitable employment. There are employment opportunities in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Some part-time students are employed by surveying firms to receive accredited training while working.