Real Estate Investment Finance
MSc or PGDip
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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.
How to apply
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Fees quoted are the full price of the course.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
Financial support and scholarships
If a student is considering applying for a postgraduate loan for the REIF programme, the payments are not made to the University in line with how the loan is released. Please contact Credit Control Team firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
Most of our teaching staff are involved in academic research and/or professional/commercial consultancy work.
The Land, Design and Development (LDD) group brings together about 20 research-active academics working on different aspects of real estate, land policy, urban design, urban development and pedagogy.
LDD members undertake a wide range of innovative and interdisciplinary research in areas of economic globalization; property development; housing policy; public space; place identity; urban design and heritage; urban morphology; townscape and city centre management; urban regeneration and sustainability; infrastructure delivery; healthy cities and healthy ageing; and pedagogical methods and digital technologies.
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