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Graduates from this course have gained employment with a wide range of organisations

  • CBRE
  • Colliers
  • DTZ
  • Knight Frank
  • Lambert Smith Hampton
  • Lisney
  • Savills

Graduates from this course are employed in many different roles

  • Graduate Valuer
  • Property Developer
  • Property Manager
  • Real Estate Investment Surveyor
  • Real Estate Market Analyst
  • Trainee Surveyor

Overview

Important notice – campus change This course will move to the Belfast campus in September 2019.  Students will change campus part way through this course. Find out more

Enhance your skills and knowledge in real estate and property for an exciting career in the built environment.

Summary

From homes to businesses, the public sector to the private sector, nationally and internationally, real estate plays a vital role in our society.

The BSc Hons Real Estate at Ulster University is designed for anyone who aspires to work in general practice surveying, property management, property investment, property development or other real estate related fields.

Throughout the programme, you will enhance your skills and knowledge in valuation, appraisal, finance and property development, within both a business and built environment context.

Many graduates will, after a period of work-based learning, progress to chartered membership status of a relevant professional institution the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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About this course

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About

The BSc Hons Real Estate is the ideal programme if you are interested in a diverse, exciting and challenging career in a growing business sector.

The degree course focuses primarily on commercial real estate including real estate development, investment, management and valuation for investment, sales and acquisition.

As a career-focused programme, the syllabus has been designed to ensure that it meets the needs of industry. You will study a range of topics relevant to property including law, economics, corporate strategy and finance, property development, valuation and the wider associated social and environmental agendas.

A career in property offers a variety of exciting job opportunities across a numerous roles and settings including agency, development, valuation, investment, rating, and property consultancy.

As a graduate of the programme you will also have a route to becoming a chartered surveyor which offers a solid foundation on which to build a career in a range of other disciplines.

Attendance

You are expected to attend all timetabled classes which are normally spread over one to two days a week. Each semester consists of a 12 week term followed by a three week revision and examination period. The timetabled classes are a mix of lectures, seminars, computer tutorials and practical exercises. However, students are also expected to undertake independent research and study beyond their timetabled hours.

Most modules are 20 credit points and these notionally involve 200 hours of student effort, of which the class contact hours varies according to the respective module (lectures, tutorials, computer laboratory etc) with the remainder made up from a variety of assignment work, directed study, student’s private study and revision. There are also some 10 point modules (100 hours of student effort).

Start dates

  • September 2017
How to apply

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

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A level

The A Level requirement for this course is BBC. All subject areas considered.

Applicants can satisfy the requirement for one of the A level grades (or equivalent) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.

BTEC

Overall BTEC award profile of DMM to include 8 Distinctions. All subject areas considered.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Overall Irish Leaving Certificate profile to include grades H3, H3, H3, H3, H4. All subject areas considered.

Scottish Highers

The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is BBCCC. All subject areas considered

Scottish Advanced Highers

The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is CCD. All subject areas considered.

International Baccalaureate

Overall International Baccalaureate profile minimum 25 points (12 at higher level).

Access to Higher Education (HE)

Overall Access profile Overall average of 65%. Science/Science & Technology/Humanities or Social Science based.

GCSE

GCSE Profile to include Grade C in English and Maths.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Teaching and learning assessment

The Real Estate programme is delivered via a variety of lectures, seminars, computer tutorials, educational videos and practical exercises. Staff are encouraged to vary their teaching styles and facilitate small group teaching or break-out seminars as much as possible. Class sizes are kept small to ensure that students benefit from one-to-one support and tutorage. Modules are assessed through a mix/combination of coursework, examinations or practical exercises depending on the skills being assessed.

Exemptions and transferability

Exemptions may be available from some linked HND programmes and in other circumstances on application and based upon evidence of previous experience and / or educational attainment.

For details on exemptions and transferability contact the Programme Director, Dr Lesley Hemphill:

T: 028 9036 6110

E: la.hemphill@ulster.ac.uk

Careers & opportunities

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Graduate employers

Graduates from this course have gained employment with a wide range of organisations. Here are some examples:

  • CBRE
  • Colliers
  • DTZ
  • Knight Frank
  • Lambert Smith Hampton
  • Lisney
  • Savills

Job roles

Graduates from this course are employed in many different roles. Here are some examples:

  • Graduate Valuer
  • Property Developer
  • Property Manager
  • Real Estate Investment Surveyor
  • Real Estate Market Analyst
  • Trainee Surveyor

Career options

Most graduates work as agents buying, selling and letting real estate, or as property managers, valuation surveyors, property development surveyors or investment advisors. Graduates in Real Estate will be capable of fulfilling professional roles, which relate to all aspects of the management of landed property with particular emphasis on financial appraisal and evaluation of real estate in both investment and development terms. The course content addresses legal, economic, financial and environmental issues with a focus across different asset classes, making the course an excellent first degree for a range of careers in business and the built environment. In addition, the course provides an excellent foundation for graduates who wish to undertake postgraduate study or research.

Typical job destinations include:

  • Public sector such as local authorities/councils such as Belfast City Council, Land and Property Services, NIHE
  • Private sector such as agency, property consultancies, developers, financial institutions, housing associations, charities, estate agents, management companies, investment companies, research, valuation.

Professional recognition

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the purpose of graduate membership.

Apply

To apply for this undergraduate programme go to http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply.

How to apply

Start dates

  • September 2017

Fees and funding

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Fees (total cost)

Important notice - fees information Please note fees displayed are for 2017/18 Academic Entry. Fees are correct at the time of publishing. Additional mandatory costs are highlighted where they are known in advance. There are other costs associated with university study.
View Ulster University’s 2017 fees policy

Northern Ireland & EU:
£5,292.00

Scholarships, awards and prizes

The top two full-time students in years 1, 2 and 4 (and part-time equivalent) as well as the top placement student qualify for the Real Estate Excellence Awards each year. These awards are sponsored by the real estate industry and are designed to provide recognition to the students for their hard work and commitment to their studies.

Additional mandatory costs

Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel (including car parking charges), and normal living are a part of university life.

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.

We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free wifi is also available on each of the campuses.

There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course.

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs as well as tuition fees.

Please contact the course team for more information.

Contact

Dr Lesley Hemphill

Programme Director

T: 028 9036 6110

E: la.hemphill@ulster.ac.uk

Faculty Office

T: 028 9036 6521

E: adbe@ulster.ac.uk

Testimonials

Employer Testimonials

‘Ulster University has been the backbone of the education and training of young surveyors for the past four decades. The property course in its different forms over the years has been essential in producing high quality graduates seeking a career in commercial property in both the private and public sector. CB Richard Ellis Belfast has been employing Ulster graduates for many years and has a number of Jordanstown alumni ranging from Director to Placement Student level. We see the Real Estate course at Jordanstown as a key ingredient in the growth of CB Richard Ellis Belfast’. Brian Lavery, Managing Director CB Richard Ellis, Belfast.

‘The Property course offered at Ulster University, Jordanstown, has been the cornerstone of the surveying profession in Northern Ireland for many years and remains at the forefront of current developments in the property market. We consider the University of Ulster a strategic partner in our business offering the highest standard of surveying education, research and support not only for the graduates and students that we employ but also in the analysis of the dynamics of the local property market’. Colin McDowell, Director DTZ McCombe Pierce.

Student Testimonials

‘The course covers a wide range of topics and provides an excellent understanding of the property profession. I feel that being a Chartered Surveyor offers a very sociable career, with quick career progression and worldwide employment potential. I gained employment soon after graduating and currently work for a firm in Manchester within their valuation department and I fully recommend this course as it is a unique, business focused degree that allows for an enjoyable career’. Emma Smyth, Senior Valuation Surveyor, GVA Grimley​