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MSc Real Estate Management

Course summary

This course is subject to validation.

The programme is designed to develop the real estate trainers of the future who are equipped with the skills and knowledge to communicate and operate more efficiently and productively with the support from relevant professional bodies. 

This course is for those who want to develop careers in the real estate and construction professions on an international level. With such a demanding market and growing need for real estate management and its importance in the area of construction it has become more than a necessity these days. 

The programme is designed to provide a theory – practice education, to prepare you for your future professional career, by providing deep understanding of the knowledge and high experience in the area of real estate management.  

The programme will enable you to use management skills to improve many aspects of project and all related construction areas, even though the core focus is on real estate management , you will also be acquiring a good platform for working in all construction industries.  

The programme offers different range of modules, enabling you to experience the real world and effectively connect your UEL experience with the industry. 

Return to campus: dual delivery

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Optional placement available

This course provides the option of a placement year

Industry standard accreditations

Accreditations from Charter Institute of Building (CIOB), RICS & Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) 

Career focused

The programme is taught with the real world in mind, preparing you for industry. 


What we're researching

Our research focuses on the key area of construction management. Our research is up to date with the most demanding and challenging areas of the construction management industry. Our academic team consists of many experienced people, from both academia and industry, so you can be sure what you are studying is theory-practice and reflects the most up to date practice. 

Dr Sohrab Donyavi who teaches on construction management is an expert in the area of Project Management, Procurement and Technology. His current area of research is on the field of improving site productivity by using different methods such as Information Communication Technology (ICT) or other templates to minimise human error on construction projects. He has been working on various construction projects in the UK and other countries besides his academic life to expand his practical knowledge in different construction projects, particularly in construction management. He brings to the department extensive practical and industrial experiences including research and academic skills. 

Professor Roger Flanagan is a well known expert in the field of construction management nationally and internationally. He teaches at and visits many universities and schools of construction management around the world such as Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Sydney, USA, Sweden, South Africa, Istanbul, UK and many others. He has been the past president of Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and holds many other responsibilities in construction management areas; he will be with us to cover many zones such as international business and organisational management. He has published books and many other publications.

Mr Mike Hurst who has been involved with the industry for many years including teaching and writing academic books also will assist us with the course. He has a lot of experience and knowledge towards sustainability, organization management and other areas of construction. 

Professor Allan J Brimicombe is an expert in geo-information. He pioneered the use of geo-information systems and environmental simulation modelling.  His other research interests include data quality issues, spatial data mining and analysis, predictive analytics and location-based services (LBS). He has been a specialist adviser to the House of Lords and has many different publications.  

The programme offers several optional and core modules encompassing different areas of Construction Engineering Management. The range of modules on offer is fairly extensive. Please see below for information.

Teaching is complimented by coursework and project assignments, to most modules as part of the programme. These are intended to enable you to develop your management judgement and decision making skills and to have opportunities to apply acquired knowledge to the development of practical solutions and critically evaluate different options in the process. Students cover both individual and /or group projects and some of them have industrial involvement. The final core module will provide the opportunity of performing a supervised research dissertation acquiring and developing original knowledge in a specific area of Construction Engineering Management. 

How you'll learn

We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning. Students are supported with any academic or subject related queries by a personal tutor, module leaders, former and current UEL students.  

If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, maths or IT, our Skillzone and English for Academic Purposes we offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential.  

You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses. 

Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater for your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs). 

Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor led sessions, individual learning, practical activities. A personalised timetable will be available at the beginning of each term and subject to your modules and any health requirements.  

The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year dependent on your course. 


Who will teach on this course 

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

What you'll study and when

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

  • Mental Wealth (Engineering Management & Project Organisation) (Core)
  • Environmental Sustainable Engineering and Logistics (Core)
  • Property and construction economics (Core)
  • Real Estate investment, management and agency (Core)
  • Research Skills and Dissertation (Core)
  • Placement (Core)

How you'll be assessed

Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group works, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. 

Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL’s assessment and feedback policy.

Your future career

The programme is designed using CIOB and RICS attributes. The programme is offering hands-on modules reinforced with a strong emphasis on employability via our mental wealth integration strategy into every module. Alongside this, we have very close links with major employers, and our industrial advisory board is already guiding us to further ensure our students are employable in the engineering and related sectors.

There is a professional team for placements that offers training sessions. You will need to attend these sessions and you will be trained in different methods of accessing different construction companies for your placement. Our current placement team in the Centre for Student Success has a very close collaboration to develop different skills for our students and their connection to the different construction companies. 

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

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