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With 50% of the global population now living in cities, the ownership and management of urban real estate is an ever growing business. Our Real Estate degree prepares you for a career as a chartered surveyor.
You will acquire the knowledge and skills required to develop, own and manage real estate assets. You will study:
- the economics and law that underpin the property market.
You will learn to apply this knowledge to real world problems. In your final year you’ll have a residential field trip to study a chosen city.
Our alumni society provides mentoring and networking opportunities. We have an excellent employment record for our graduates, and strong links with leading property development and investment companies.
Our graduates are regularly employed by leading advisory firms, including:
- global, national and niche practices
- property development and investment companies
- house builders
- housing associations.
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
In Year 1 you’ll study six core subject areas :
- valuation, finance and investment
- property management
- planning and development
- design, construction and appraisal of buildings
These subject areas continue in Years 2 and 3.
In each year you will take an intensive module which aims to build on the skills and theories you have developed in the other modules.
Project work is an important part of the course. 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. Students graduating on the RICS-accredited courses can progress on to postgraduate RTPI-accredited courses in planning, available in the faculty.
- Lectures and seminars
- Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)
Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.
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. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
The Real Estate course has an outstanding employment record for its graduates. Most of the leading property consultancies, development and investment companies, house-builders and housing associations regularly recruit our graduates.
Many of these companies visit the department to meet and interview students during our milkround process. Other areas of employment include financial services, town planning and law. Our graduates are recognised as having an excellent level of communication, presentation and problem-solving skills.
A senior human resources manager at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) said: “JLL has been recruiting undergraduates from Oxford Brookes University for many years and will continue to do so. We are always very impressed with the high standard of teaching at Brookes and with the camaraderie that all the students seem to have with each other.”
Similarly, the human resources manager at Cushman & Wakefield said: “Cushman & Wakefield regularly recruit Oxford Brookes graduates for our Summer, Business Placement and Graduate Programmes. The course focuses on theory but also encompasses practical elements of surveying which helps the students to formulate a well-rounded knowledge of the subject. The students are always highly enthusiastic and committed to get started in their careers in the property industry.”
Although most of our graduates go on to work in the property industry, the course also provides a solid foundation for careers in related areas, such as investment, housing, the public sector or management. You will also be prepared for work with a major property owner, such as a government organisation, university, hospital, or a charity such as the National Trust.
Free language courses
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.
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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.