Start dates:

6 April or 27 September 2021

Duration:

3 years (full-time); 4 years (part-time)

Fees & funding:

£19,550 total programme fee Click here for more information on Fees & funding

Next BSc (Hons) intake starts 6 April - Apply by 22 February 2021

BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management

Programme overview

Industry-recognised qualification that provides academic preparation for a career in real estate

UCEM’s industry-recognised BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management is designed to provide the academic grounding necessary to progress to Chartered Surveyor status in the commercial real estate management and valuation specialisms.

The programme is structured to deliver a fully rounded skill set for those wishing to practise in these sectors of real estate and encompasses commercial property management, valuation, property economics, property development and planning. Gaining this degree will enrich your knowledge of this vital area of modern commerce and industry and strengthen your CV.

Accredited by the internationally-recognised professional body RICS, this programme is delivered by supported online learning and is therefore very flexible as it can be studied in any location at any time enabling you to earn while you learn.

Full-time route

If you want to study full-time and complete your studies within three years, then the full-time offer is for you.

  • Complete your studies faster than our part-time route
  • Focus completely on your studies
  • Be in demand in your profession even sooner
  • Flexibility to go part-time if you decide you want to slow down the pace or study alongside work
  • State-of-the-art tutor led Virtual Learning Environment to guide you through your studies

UCAS Applications

Applications by UK school leavers are made through Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can make an application by following this link (opens new link).

Part-time route

Designed for busy working professionals, supported online education offers the flexibility to fit your studies around your work enabling you to fast-track your career and directly apply your learning to your work.

  • Part-time study enables people to learn new skills or upskill while working
  • Get ahead in your industry while you study
  • Put your learning into practice within your industry

Are you aware you can get apprenticeship funding through your employer for this programme?

This programme is also registered with the Hong Kong Non-local Courses Registry (NCR registration number 252439). It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this programme may lead.

Why study this programme?

  • Accredited by RICS, providing a route to professional qualification as a Chartered Surveyor
  • Modular structure covers all core subjects relevant to commercial real estate practitioners
  • Opportunity to study different specialisms in the final part of the programme through elective modules
  • Flexible learning programme enables part time study to be combined with employment, as well as full time study

The programme is designed for existing and aspiring urban real estate practitioners, both those who want to study full time and those who want to work whilst studying. The programme provides the founding base of knowledge for those looking to go on to practice in the management and valuation of commercial real estate and also commercial real estate agency. It is also suited to those looking to work in the real estate development sector. The programme is suitable for both those looking to change career direction and also school/college leavers looking to pursue a career in real estate.

“Our BSc Real Estate programme is a market leader because:

  • This programme is led by experienced academics who are Chartered Surveyors with years of industry experience in real estate.
  • It is a continuously evolving programme which has been designed to capture the dynamic nature of the global real estate markets.
  • We have closely aligned the programme with the RICS professional standards to ensure that our students are eminently prepared for a professional career in real estate as Chartered Surveyors.
  • There are great networking opportunities available to students on this programme, which may be invaluable in later years as their career develop.

I am very proud and honoured to lead this programme!”

David Hourihan

Programme Leader BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management

Why study with UCEM?

  • UCEM is the leading provider of supported online education for the Built Environment
  • Our programmes are recognised and accredited by professional bodies – including RICS, CIOB, ICES and HKICM – enabling students to progress to professional membership and gain Chartered status
  • You will be supported every step of the way by our Tutors, who are experienced practitioners in their respective fields, and our Matrix-accredited professional support staff
  • Designed for busy working professionals, supported online education offers the flexibility to fit your studies around your work enabling you to fast-track your career and directly apply your learning to your work
  • UCEM programmes offer a range of modules that allow you to choose a specialism to support your career path
  • Our supported online education model provides access to all your learning materials wherever you are in the world. If your work requires you to change location or travel, you can take us with you

“The degree in Real Estate Management is an enjoyable and engaging one. UCEM offers a broad support network to utilise, with forums, webinars and private assigned tutor groups available: bridging the gap between the student and university, aiding quick communication. Each of the learning weeks offer a diverse selection of resources through a number of media, keeping the programme varied and interesting.“

Sophie Banks, BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management Apprentice

Apprentice Surveyor, CBRE, UK

Career and study progression

Graduates from this programme pursue a wide variety of successful career paths, typically encompassing work for real estate consultancies, property developers and property investors such as pension funds and insurance companies.

In addition, many graduates have public sector positions in local and central government departments/agencies that either hold significant real estate or who provide real estate services.

The larger plc’s and other substantial property occupiers also need professional expertise to manage their corporate real estate interests, as do some larger charities with real estate holdings. This programme caters for a broad range of career choices.

The accreditation of this programme by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors enables graduates to complete the Institution’s Assessment of Professional Competence to enable them to qualify for professional membership. The programme is based on the English legal jurisdiction but the international status of the RICS and the international reputation of the UCEM has helped some of our past students in their careers outside the UK.

“The opportunity of a long and rewarding career in real estate is exciting. The continuing internationalisation of professional practice, the growing speed of the emerging markets and the challenges of new digital technologies make this a great time to be studying at UCEM. The BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management programme provides you with a rigorous academic platform that underpins your career trajectory to Chartered status and with the skillset to rise to the challenges encountered in the workplace.”

John Mansfield

Programme Leader BSc Real Estate Management

Why study with UCEM?

  • UCEM is the leading provider of supported online education for the Built Environment
  • Our programmes are recognised and accredited by professional bodies – including RICS, CIOB, CABE, ICES and HKICM – enabling students to progress to professional membership and gain Chartered status
  • You will be supported every step of the way by our Tutors, who are experienced practitioners in their respective fields, and our Matrix-accredited professional support staff
  • Designed for busy working professionals, supported online education offers the flexibility to fit your studies around your work enabling you to fast-track your career and directly apply your learning to your work
  • UCEM programmes offer a range of modules that allow you to choose a specialism to support your career path
  • Our supported online education model provides access to all your learning materials wherever you are in the world. If your work requires you to change location or travel, you can take us with you

Entry requirements

You should have:

 

  • Obtained 96 UCAS tariff points (or an equivalent level of attainment through recognised qualifications not included in the UCAS tariff*)

Or

  • Completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Surveying** or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Technical* through which a Construction and Built Environment Diploma with a minimum DD profile was obtained or through which a Construction and Built Environment Extended Diploma with a minimum MMM profile was obtained, or an equivalent qualification

Or

  • A current Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Associate qualification (AssocRICS) and be in relevant employment**

Or

  • Successfully completed the UCEM BSc Access module programme

And

  • GCSE Grade C (or 4) or above in English and Mathematics or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.

 

*           Recognised qualifications having an equivalent level of attainment as those recognised by UCAS include: Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diploma (HND), professional qualifications from recognised institutions, certain armed forces qualifications and partially completed degrees. There are also a wide range of international qualifications that are deemed to have UCAS point equivalent values. For more information on equivalent qualifications please contact: admissions@ucem.ac.uk.

**           Completion of this apprenticeship will need to be evidenced through a verified copy of the apprenticeship completion certificate as issued by the apprenticeship certification body.

***        Relevant employment is employment in a job role that will support the applicant in developing the required skills, knowledge and behaviours.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who wish to be considered for this programme should refer to the UCEM Code of Practice: Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning for the policy on non-standard admission.

English Language Requirements

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.

You should have:

  • GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English Language or English Literature, or an equivalent qualification.
  • Grade 5.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in the reading and writing modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test administered by the British Council
  • 79 or above in the Internet option, 213 or above in the computer-based option or 550 or above in the paper-based option, of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test
  • Grade C or above in English (Language or Literature) at A/S Level
  • A cognate sub-degree (Level 5) qualification taught and assessed in English from the University of Hong Kong or City University of Hong Kong.

Evidence is required in the form of certificate or statements. You should send photocopies that have been verified by someone in a professional occupation. Please do not send original documents. Click this link for more information on how to verify your documents.

Applications are assessed in accordance with the UCEM Code of Practice on Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning.

Testimonials

Karen Skelhorn

“Studying with UCEM has been the highlight of my career as I have been able to prove to myself that studying is achievable as a parent with a full-time job. The reward of doing this is extremely worthwhile, particularly when the hard work and dedication pays off in your grades!

As a mature student with two children and a full-time job, organisation is key. I have adapted into a good routine of self-study and am fortunate that my employer supports my studies, allowing time during the day to attend live webinars. I have employed the organisation skills from my former Royal Navy career which have enabled me to have a good work, study and home life balance.

The accessibility of online learning was a big factor for me in deciding to study with UCEM.

I have found the structure of the programme far superior to other online learning that I have completed in the past. The live webinars are easy to log into, I like how the content is broken down into weekly elements, the discussion forums are great and the tutors are there to support you.

Initially I found the VLE a little daunting however, the more access you have to it, the quicker you find your way around and there are various videos that can also assist. The tutors and students are also great at helping you find your way.

The best thing about studying with UCEM is the flexibility of being able to log in on any device at any time to read or catch up. All the webinars are recorded which allows you to listen or watch back at your convenience.”

Karen Skelhorn,
BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management,
Surveyor (Trainee), Ports of Jersey,
Jersey, Channel Islands

Key information

Application and start datesaccordion-arrow

Spring 2021 (2020/21 academic year):
Apply by 22 February to start 6 April 2021

Autumn 2021 (2020/21 academic year):
Apply by 16 August to start 27 September 2021

Fees & Fundingaccordion-arrow

2020/21 academic year:
£1,150 per module x 17 modules (Students on the part-time route usually study 2 modules per semester and students on the full-time route usually study 3 modules per semester).
Total programme fee £19,550

Student Loans:
This programme is designated for student finance and students in England and Wales may apply to Student Finance for a tuition fee loan. Eligible students can apply for funding for up to £6,750 each academic year
Find out more here >

Student Bursary Scheme:
Our bursary scheme is designed to assist those new students who are able to demonstrate need. It is open to new students from all countries and will provide a discount on fees for the duration of the programme.
Find out more here >

Find out more about our payment options here

Your programme fees are fixed for the duration of your studies. This means that the fee you pay per module will not increase from one year to the next, as long as you remain registered on the same programme. Different fees may be applicable if you decided to transfer to a different programme.

All learning resources required for successful completion of each module are provided as part of your fee. The core reading resources within each module will be provided via the specific VLE module pages and within the e-Library. Additional reference material and supplementary resources to support your studies are available through the UCEM e-Library. It is a matter of individual choice whether you wish to buy your own hard copies of textbooks independently.

If you do not pass a module at the first attempt, you will normally be offered a resubmission free of charge. If you fail the resubmission, you will normally be required to pay the full module fee when you retake the module. If you suspend or defer a module you will be able to return to study that module at the next available opportunity free of charge (except for any project module where you will be charged 50% of the module fee). If you do not return to study the module at the next available opportunity, the full module fee will be charged when you do return.

Accreditationaccordion-arrow

This programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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Recognition:
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Recognised as meeting the minimum qualification requirements set out in the Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011 (Qualifications) Regulations 2012, S.1. 181 of 2012.

Available routesaccordion-arrow

Part-time route:

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Time commitment: 15-20 hours of study a week for 42 weeks per annum
  • You will study two modules per six-month semester, plus a project module in your final year

Full-time route:

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Time commitment: 25-35 hours of study a week for 42 weeks per annum
  • You will study three modules per six-month semester

This route is equivalent to studying full-time and is not recommended for those who are in full time employment. You should consider how you would manage full time study alongside your work and family commitments. If you are interested in studying on the full-time route but are unsure if it is suitable for you please get in contact with us and we can give you more information about the demands of this route.

Apprentice route:

  • Duration: 4 years, plus external end point assessment (Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) leading to RICS chartered membership and the MRICS professional qualification)
  • Time commitment: 15-20 hours of study a week – typically one working day per week will be allocated to off the job study
  • You will study 2 modules per semester, plus a Project in year 4

Click to see our Apprenticeship routes here (opens in new window)

To apply via the apprenticeship route please contact our Apprenticeship team at  apprenticeships@ucem.ac.uk (opens in new window).

Expected workload and contact hoursaccordion-arrow

Each 20-credit module equates to a total of 200 study hours broken down between directed online learning, self-directed learning and assessment. The breakdown between these three types of activity may vary between modules but on average is as follows:

Directed online learning (50%)

Self-directed reading (17%)

Assessment (33%)

Directed online learning is the term used to describe a range of learning activities which you access via the UCEM Virtual Learning Environment, as this is more appropriate for an online learning programme than the term “contact hours”. As a guide it includes, for example, participating in web classes and online discussion forums, watching video material and voice-over PowerPoint presentations and undertaking exercises and quizzes linked to programme materials. Self-directed learning includes reading textbooks and study papers to develop your knowledge of the subject matter. Assessment includes all activity related to the summative assessment of the module including planning and writing coursework.

Part-time route:

  • The expected time commitment for the part-time route is around 15-20 hours per week (based upon studying two modules per six-month semester).

Full-time route:

  • The expected time commitment for the full-time route is around 25-35 hours per week (based upon studying three modules per six-month semester).

This route is equivalent to studying full-time and is not recommended for those who are in full time employment. You should consider how you would manage full time study alongside your work and family commitments. If you are interested in studying on the full-time route but are unsure if it is suitable for you please get in contact with us and we can give you more information about the demands of this route.

How the programme will be assessedaccordion-arrow

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.

Awardaccordion-arrow

If you successfully complete all elements of the programme, you will be awarded the BSc Real Estate Management from University College of Estate Management and will be entitled to use the designatory letters BSc. You will be entitled to denote Honours if applicable, i.e. BSc (Hons), which is a current requirement for Membership of RICS and/or HKIS.

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