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Real Estate Development MSc

University of Westminster

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


The aim of the course is to provide you with a detailed understanding of the property development and appraisal process, encompassing the financial, physical, legal and social aspects.
You will analyse development situations and respond to particular development problems with derived solutions. You will also be able to critically appraise options and independently evaluate alternative courses of action. The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

As part of the Development Finance and Funding module, students undertake a study trip to New York.


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 masters website.

You will take modules totalling 180 credits as follows:

Core modules

  • Development Finance and Funding (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)
  • Finance and Asset Management (20 credits)
  • Law for Property Professionals (20 credits)
  • Project Implementation Process (20 credits)
  • Site Assembly and Development (20 credits)
  • Space Strategies and Legislation (20 credits)

Option modules

Choose one from the following:

  • Landlord and Tenant (20 credits)
  • Property Finance: Lending and Risk Strategies (20 credits)
  • Valuation and Law (20 credits)



You should hold a degree (normally at least Second Class Honours) from a UK university or one of comparable standing, or membership of a recognised professional body whose entry requirements are equivalent to graduate level, and ideally some relevant practical experience. The course is well suited for those with a first degree in geography, economics, a traditional science, a property-related discipline or law. If your first degree and other qualifications are not so well aligned the course team may require further evidence of your ability to study the subject material as deemed appropriate.

If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of 6.5.

Career Prospects

The RICS accreditation will enable you to take the Professional Assessment of Competence after a period of suitable employment. There are employment opportunities in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Some part-time students are employed by surveying firms to receive accredited training while working.


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