Single Module Study Programme

This programme is designed for experienced employees in professional practice seeking to gain additional specialist knowledge or to gain knowledge in new areas. Using a range of modules from our postgraduate programmes, you can choose subjects to help you study for your selected RICS APC pathway.

You are able to study any module from the modules shown in the programme outline below. On successful completion of the module you may choose to proceed to one of our MSc or MBA programmes if you wish. You would be given credit for applicable single modules successfully completed from the selected pathway. To find out more about our MSc or MBA programmes, visit their programme pages.

Why study this programme?

  • Increase your earning potential
  • Improve your potential to become a Member of RICS
  • Improve your marketability and job prospects
  • Develop new skills to add to your experience and enhance your role

Progression to Postgraduate Certificate

If you complete three single modules (60 credits) you are eligible to receive the PGCert Built Environment Studies (no pathway) or PGCert Building and Property Studies (specified pathway).

Summary (fees and duration)

 

Duration

Single module: 6 months

Time commitment

7-10 hours a week per module

Fees

£1,150 per single module

Application and start dates:

Apply by 17 August to start 28 September 2020

Award details

Certificate of Personal and Professional Development.

If you complete three single modules (60 credits) you are eligible to receive the PGCert Built Environment Studies (no pathway) or PGCert Building and Property Studies (specified pathway).

Entry requirements

Entrants to this programme are normally required to have attained one of the following:

  • A professional qualification plus 5 years’ relevant experience; or
  • A Bachelor Degree with honours at lower second standard (2:2), or equivalent; or
  • A Bachelor Degree, or equivalent, plus experience in a related field; or
  • A  Level 5 qualification as defined by the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ) plus 5 years’ relevant experience

The academic level of International qualifications that are not listed on the UCAS tariff will be assessed using UK NARIC.

All UCEM programmes are taught and assessed in English. In addition to the programme entry requirements listed above, all applicants will therefore be required to demonstrate adequate proficiency in the language before being admitted to a programme:

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English Language or Literature (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England), or an equivalent qualification. For further information on equivalent qualifications please contact: admissions@ucem.ac.uk
  • Grade 6.0 or above, with at least 6.5 in the reading and writing modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test administered by the British Council
  • 88 or above in the Internet option, 230 or above in the computer-based option or 570 or above in the paper-based option, of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test

Note: applicants with a Bachelor’s degree that has been taught and examined in the English medium can be considered for entry in the absence of the qualifications detailed above.

Module Choices

Students can choose to study whichever modules interest them. However, students are advised to choose a module from the pathway that is relevant to their professional specialism. If you plan on studying multiple single modules and then wish to progress to one of our MSc or MBA programmes, you should ensure that you choose an area of specialism and then complete modules from that specialist pathway only.

Module Choices

Autumn (UK) Spring (UK)
Building Surveying
Management of Construction Management of Construction
Sustainable and Innovative Construction Sustainable and Innovative Construction
Law for Surveyors Law for Surveyors
Planning and Development Planning and Development
Property Management Property Management
Costing and Contracts Analysis and Adaptation of Buildings
Building Pathology and Maintenance
Building Surveying is related to the RICS Building Surveying Pathway. To follow this pathway, you cannot take both CON7CMC Management of Construction and PTY7PRM Property Management, you must choose only one.
Construction Management
Management of Construction Management of Construction
Sustainable and Innovative Construction Sustainable and Innovative Construction
Law for Surveyors Law for Surveyors
Leading and Managing People Maintenance Management
Contract Administration and Practice Procurement and Tendering
Construction Management is related to the RICS Project Management Pathway.
Quantity Surveying
Management of Construction Management of Construction
Sustainable and Innovative Construction Sustainable and Innovative Construction
Law for Surveyors Law for Surveyors
Contract Administration and Practice Building Economics
Professional Cost Management Procurement and Tendering
Quantity Surveying is related to the RICS Quantity Surveying Pathway.
Real Estate
Sustainable and Innovative Construction Sustainable and Innovative Construction
Law for Surveyors Law for Surveyors
Planning and Development Planning and Development
Property Management Property Management
Applied Valuation* Property Transactions
Investment Appraisal and Portfolio Management**
Statutory Valuations
Valuations and Ethics

*It is strongly advised that you study Valuation and Ethics, or have a firm understanding of the topics covered in Valuation and Ethics, before attempting Applied Valuation.

**It is strongly advised that a student attempting Investment Appraisal and Portfolio Management should already have a firm understanding of the concepts, such as the time value of money, which underpin the traditional and modern methods of commercial property valuation. Students should also have experience in the use of Microsoft Excel.

 

Real Estate is related to the RICS Valuation Pathway and Commercial Real Estate Pathway. To follow this pathway, you cannot take more than 2 of the following modules: Sustainable and Innovative Construction, Planning and Development, Investment Appraisal and Portfolio Management, Applied Valuation, Statutory Valuations. The choice of Applied Valuation follows APC Valuation pathway whereas the choice of Investment Appraisal and Portfolio Management follows APC Commercial Real Estate pathway (should this be a determining factor for a student).

MBA
Management of Construction Management of Construction
Planning and Development Planning and Development
Property Management Property Management
Investment Appraisal and Portfolio Management** Principles of Marketing
Leading and Managing People Management Finance and Science
Strategic Management of Change Property Transactions
Valuations and Ethics Procurement and Tendering
MBA (Master of Business Administration) is related to the RICS Management and Consultancy Pathway. To follow this pathway, you cannot take more than 2 of the following modules: PTY7PRT Property Transactions, CON7CMC Management of Construction, QSP7SPT Procurement and Tendering, INV7REV Investment Appraisal and Portfolio Management, PTY7PRM Property Management and VAL7VAE Valuation and Ethics.

Should you require further information about the modules, please view the programme specification.

Assessment

The types of assessments used on this programme will include coursework (such as essays, reports, portfolios, reflections, problem or short questions or video presentations), computer-based assessments, and computer marked assessments (CMAs). The exact combinations of assessment will vary from module to module. However generally each module has 2 assessments, both coursework.

UCEM has the right to revise and amend the programme in order to:

  • Comply with external professional, accrediting or other regulatory body requirements
  • Implement changes for the benefit of students as a consequence of evidence from programme monitoring
  • Ensure the curriculum is current and relevant to intended learning outcomes and/or standards of any relevant professional, accrediting and/or regulatory bodies and/or requirements of employers
  • Implement feedback and other recommendations from External Examiners

All changes to the programme will be implemented in consultation with relevant students and other stakeholders, setting out the reasons for the proposed amendment(s), and compliance with the requirements of the UCEM Code of Practice on Programme Monitoring, Amendment, Review and Discontinuation. Should such an eventuality occur during the admissions and registration process, applicants will be informed immediately of any change and the alternative arrangements that have been put in place. Existing students will be informed of when the changes will be effective from, which will usually be the next academic year (commencing the 1st September).