There are six core subject areas, all of which are studied in Year 1:
- valuation, finance and investment
- property management
- planning and development
- design, construction and appraisal of buildings
These subject areas continue in Years 2 and 3 of the course. In each year you will take an intensive integrative module which aims to rehearse and build on the skills and theories you have developed to date in the other modules. Project work is an important part of the course, and in your final year you will complete a supervised dissertation on an approved property-related subject of your choice.
The School also provides the opportunity for students to gain dual Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)/Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) professional body accreditation, as students graduating on the RICS-accredited courses can progress on to postgraduate RTPI-accredited courses in planning, available in the faculty.
As courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules available may vary from that shown here. All the modules are compulsory.
- Introduction to Building Design and Construction
- Economics of Built Environment
- Foundation Real Estate Law I (Contract)
- Foundation Real Estate Law II (Tort)
- Introduction to Property, Management and Professional Practice
- Introduction to Spatial Planning
- Introduction to Valuation
- Integrative Project I.
Years 2 and 3
- The Construction and Appraisal of Real Estate
- Real Estate Economics and Finance
- Valuation and Investment
- Land Law
- Landlord and Tenant Law
- Town Planning Practice
- Integrative Project II
- Research Methods
- Property Management
- Management of Corporate Real Estate
- Applied Valuation
- Real Estate Investment
- Commercial and Residential Development
- Integrative Project III (Professional Practice Test)
- Dissertation (double module).
There is a four day field trip in the final year as part of the Professional Practice
module to assimilate and apply the knowledge required to be a practising chartered
Your course tuition fee covers the cost of all mandatory field trips.
Great opportunities to study or work abroad
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are
at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year.
Studying abroad provides an amazing opportunity to add value to your studies by:
- increasing your employability within an international market
- boosting your language skills
- building your confidence in adapting to new situations
- improving your knowledge of different cultures.
While on exchange you will gain credits which count towards your degree.
We have more than 100 partner universities around the world. Funding is available
through the Erasmus scheme, and also via some international programmes such as
the Santander Student Awards.
For more information, visit our pages on studying abroad and exchanges.
Free language courses for students - the Open Module
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.
Second-year Integrative Project video:
Third-year Development Project website:
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