Real Estate - with or without Applied Research
Presented with an international perspective to reflect real estate's role in today's global business economy, this course focuses on development, investment, and pricing, enabling you to appreciate the dynamics of real estate and capital markets. You will explore the key areas of real estate appraisal, portfolio management, investment risk, and market analysis, relevant to the commercial real estate industry, banks, and institutional investors.
Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of investment and development appraisals, market analysis, cash flow modelling, and appreciation of the increasingly important sustainability and ESG green mandate. Career paths include traditional residential/commercial agency, property development, property asset management and valuation roles, as well as applying real estate skills in the banking, accountancy, and investment sectors.
For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.
These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.
(a) Applicants must have gained an Honours or non-Honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or
(b) an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved professional or other qualification; and
(c) provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent);
As an alternative to (a) or (b) and/or (c) in exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route.
Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.
This is a linked Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/Master's programme. Students will register on the Postgraduate Certificate. Successful students will be permitted automatic progression through each stage of the programme to Master's level. Alternatively, students who have successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma stages may exit the programme with the appropriate award.
Prior certificated or evidence from the accreditation of prior experiential learning may be accepted as exempting candidates from part of the programme provided that they shall register as students of the University for modules amounting to at least the final third of the credit value of the award at the highest level in respect of a Master's award and at least 50% of the credit value of the award in respect of the Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate award.
If English is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS (academic) 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent. Visit ulster.ac.uk/englishrequirements for more details.
This course is open to international (non-EU) students (full-time only).
For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).
Full-Time/Part-Time. Applied Research available full-time only.
Post Course Info
Real estate professionals have a key role to play in advising multi-national companies, major financial institutions, property companies, banks, governments and other public sector organisations around the world. This may be transactional business advice on the purchase, sale, leasing and acquisition of commercial real estate or it may be professional advisory services including management of real estate portfolios to maximise the value of real estate as an asset class. Real estate players are able to creatively apply technical, legal and economic knowledge to deliver on a stakeholder's property objectives and meet current business needs and future strategy.
Our MSc graduates enter a wide variety of employment including development and investment firms, banks and financial institutions, consultancy, agency, asset management, real estate research, education, housing management and the public sector.