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Real Estate Investment Finance
PGDip or MSc
Our distance learning Real Estate Investment Finance (REIF) programme has been designed for real estate professionals across all sectors. As well as fund managers and investment bankers who would like to develop their understanding of real estate as a financial asset in an investment portfolio.
We designed the REIF programme to give you the practical skills needed to succeed, while also offering a flexible and innovative way to study from home. It gives you the opportunity to share knowledge and experience in real life situations.
The four 'stand-alone’ core modules enable you to start at any of the four entry points throughout the year. Each module is organised around six learning packages. This allows you to work at your own pace and keep track of your learning.
A Certificate for Continued Professional Development (CREIF) is also available. Developed in response to industry demand for a practical and applied programme, it gives real estate professionals the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the real estate investment market.
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Questions about fees?
Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Financial support and scholarships
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 core modules with two additional modules for the MSc REIF. Each core 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 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.