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Real Estate Investment Finance
MSc or PGDip
Designed for professionals from across real estate, finance and business sectors, this course will extend your expertise of real estate as a financial asset in the investment market.
This course is tailored to offer you a flexible and innovative way to study from home. You’ll develop and expand your knowledge of the practices that underpin the sector by studying:
- The Real Estate Investment Market
- Applied Real Estate Valuation
- Real Estate Investment and Finance
- Legal and Regulatory Considerations.
You’ll learn by studying and applying your learning to scenarios that are rooted in real world examples and led by industry developments. You’ll be challenged to think critically and develop robust expertise that can be applied across the industry. Throughout your studies you’ll have lots of opportunities to develop your network and connect with professionals across the globe.
The structure of the course enables you to start at any of the four entry points throughout the year. Each module is organised to allow you to work at your own pace and keep track of your learning.
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Learning and assessment
This is a flexible, distance learning (online) course.
The CPD Certificate (CREIF) and PG Diploma can be completed within a minimum period of one year. Or spread out to a maximum of two years.
The MSc can be completed within a minimum period of 18 months, or extended to a maximum period of five years.
The programme consists of four subject modules which are taken by CPD, PG Diploma and MSc students. There are then two additional research modules for students who are taking the MSc REIF. Each subject module has been designed around six learning packages and is a ‘stand-alone’ module so you can start the course at any point.
You have the option to start this course in January. You will study a range of modules between January and May. During the summer months of June, July and August you will study further modules and begin work on your dissertation. Between September and December you will complete your final modules and focus on your dissertation.
Most of our teaching staff are involved in academic research and/or professional/commercial consultancy work.
The Real Estate and Land Policy Group includes expertise on a wide range of topics relating to the operation of land and property markets, real estate development and land and housing policy. A major part of our work is on the impact of land and housing markets/policy on broader development processes particularly for enhancing urban sustainability.
Research themes include:
- low carbon development
- sustainable real estate
- corporate social responsibility
- urban equity.
Our research addresses valuation and emerging areas of research in real estate and behavioural finance. We have a strong track record of international comparative research.. And we maintain expertise on local and national topics.
Peter Dent, Michael Patrick and Ye Xu authored ‘Real Estate Property Markets and Sustainable Behaviour for the Natural and Built Environment Series’ (Routledge 2012).
After you graduate
This programme has been designed for real estate professionals across all sectors, as well as fund managers and investment bankers who would like to gain a better understanding of real estate as a financial asset in an investment portfolio.
The MSc REIF is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), so after the MSc, graduates are entitled to apply for RICS graduate pathway to membership.
“I now have a deeper understanding of concepts that are applied in day-to-day work. Furthermore, the course allows me to come up with certain out-of-box solutions in certain situations and to generate additional value for my clients.”
Ivana Gazivoda Vucinic, REIF student
“The course offers a balanced and detailed insight into real estate investment finance and will be a real advantage for me in my role as a Senior Relationship Manager having exposure to a wide range of clients and property portfolios.”
Mark Allen, REIF student
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.