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Property Finance MSc

University of Westminster
Location: 
Sede

35 Marylebone Rd, NW1 5, London
Tel.+44 (0) 20 7911 5000

Current Status: Terminato
Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: 7.000 £ Duration y/mm: 0/12
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: 15/09/2017 Admissions:
Start Date: 15/09/2017 End Date: 20/08/2018

Description

Property Finance is a well-established area of essential expertise within the real estate industry for the purchase and development of properties which may have varying levels of complexity. The finance specialist utilises modern skills, techniques and systems to successfully source and provide an adequate flow of accessible funds to buy, sell and develop land and buildings.

This course is intended to give you a detailed understanding of property finance and the associated property appraisal techniques and processes, encompassing both legal and social aspects. You will analyse investment and development finance situations and respond to particular financial problems with derived solutions. You will also be able to appraise options and independently evaluate alternative courses of action.

The design of the course recognises the significant challenges of providing an educational experience that is practical, relevant and challenging and meets the requirements of the relevant professional bodies. The programme, while still providing the discipline and structure of regular attendance at the University, aims to give a practical educational structure through workshops and projects.

Contents

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document on the master website.

You will take modules totalling 180 credits as follows:

Core modules

  • Dissertation (40 credits)
  • Finance and Asset Management (20 credits)
  • Law for Property Professionals (20 credits)
  • Property Finance: Leanding and Risk Strategies (20 credits)
  • Property and Finance: Policy and Practice (40 credits)
  • Sitie Assembly and Development (20 credits)

Option modules

Choose one from the following:

  • Development Finance and Funding (20 credits)
  • Landlord and Tenant (20 credits)
  • Valuation and Law  (20 credits)

 

Requirements

You will normally be expected to hold at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (which need not be in a cognate subject) and should ideally (although not essentially) be in relevant employment in a professional or managerial capacity in a property or construction related organisation.
Alternatively, applicants may hold membership of a recognised property or construction-related professional body achieved through examinations and/or professional interview, ideally together with experience in a professional or managerial capacity in a property or construction-related post.

Consideration will be given to mature applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant professional or managerial experience in a property or construction-related post. Such applicants will be interviewed prior to admission and will be expected to demonstrate the commitment and intellectual capacity to study at postgraduate level.

You will need to be able to speak, write and comprehend English fluently. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5.

Career Prospects

The course has been designed to be professionally relevant and to produce Masters graduates who are well-rounded and adaptable, with the ability to communicate with people at all levels, and are critical thinkers with inquiring, innovative minds and good research skills.

Successful completion of the course should enhance your career prospects and help you to achieve professional and senior positions in property finance and real estate.

Accreditation of the course by the RICS will enable you to pursue full professional membership of this body. The attributes detailed above will also provide evidence of a commitment to lifelong learning and continuing professional development. Those wishing to continue their academic studies will have an excellent grounding for Doctoral level research, or a career in academia.

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