The course is offered via attendance free distance learning. Many of our distance learning students are in highly demanding employment. These students can opt to reduce the level of study per year and increase the study period to a maximum of six years, thus gaining a respected postgraduate degree whilst contributing to the CPD requirements of their professional bodies.
The main start date is October, with two additional start dates in January and May. Students typically complete a coursework assignment for each module studied; sit module examinations in April of each year of study; and work on their dissertation or project report from May to September. Arrangements can be made for distance learning students to sit exams at a number of centres throughout the world.
Students receive comprehensive module study packs by post. A PC with e-mail and Internet access is necessary for those students to gain the fullest learning experience from the course.
Professionals working in the investment property market face many challenges. Increasing globalisation of the property market, rapid developments in research tools and business practice, new competition and the development of alternatives to direct property investment all add new dimensions to the role.
This distance learning course has been developed to provide property professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to work effectively in the investment property market and to compete there with other investment professionals. The course takes an international perspective reflecting the globalisation of property.
Taught by distance learning only, the modular format of the course lends itself easily to CPD requirements of professional bodies whilst providing graduates with a highly respected and versatile MSc degree. As evidence of its relevance to industry, the MSc is approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Graduates of the course are eligible for entry to the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence.
* Property Investment Analysis
* Macroeconomics, Finance and the Built Environment
* New Directions in Property Valuation
AND CHOOSE AT LEAST TWO FROM THE FOLLOWING THREE CORE MODULES:
* International Property Investment and Markets
* European Planning and Property Law
* Applied Property Market Research
AND CHOOSE AT LEAST TWO FROM THE FOLLOWING ELECTIVES:
* Microeconomics and the Built Environment
* Corporate Property Asset Management
* Facilities Management 1 and 2
Microeconomics and the Built Environment is recommended for students with no economics background.