Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £12,500 *
Duration 3 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

Real estate is a dynamic profession; every company and every person requires somewhere to work and somewhere to live, and as property costs are often the second highest expenditure on a company's balance sheet, a good understanding of property is essential for every business.

This course gives you a thorough understanding of all aspects of real estate including buying and selling, valuing, developing, planning, managing and investing in various property markets, together with the transferable skills necessary for lifelong professional and personal development. Many of our lecturers are chartered surveyors who have held senior appointments in business, and many are still practising part-time. As we are based in London we are able to invite directors of leading property firms to deliver guest lectures and arrange various site visits.

As real estate is not taught at school, students have a wide variety of A Levels and qualifications. The most important requirements are an analytical mind, a clear motivation towards the course and the desire to develop an enjoyable and potentially high-earning career.

Our Real Estate BSc Honours course provides a professionally oriented education, producing graduates capable of dealing with all aspects of property and development. The learning and teaching of the course consists of a variety of formats including lectures, seminars, presentations, group work and visiting lectures. The range of assessment methods includes exams, essays and group and individual project work and presentations.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

You will have the opportunity of a trip to Brussels, including group work with Belgian students

Subjects of study include:

  • Introduction to Building Technology
  • Introduction to Government and Law
  • Introduction to Planning and Sustainability
  • Introduction to Property
  • Introduction to Property Economics and Property Accounting 

Credit Level 4

Year 2 includes optional, but recommended, educational field trips to a northern city in the UK.

Subjects of study include:

  • Commercial Practice
  • Planning Practice
  • Property Business
  • Residential Practice

Credit Level 5

A feature of the course is the opportunity to attend study visits to a European destination during this year.

Subjects of study include:

  • Development Project
  • Global Practice
  • Professional Practice
  • Property Management 

Credit Level 6

Professional accreditation

This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and students are encouraged to become members.

Entry Requirements

Typical offer

  • A Levels – BBC
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DMM

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process.

Typical offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

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Careers

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

What our students say

Rafael Jacobs

Rafael Jacobs

My course was a good mix of academia and practical study. The academia has given me a good theoretical grounding of my chosen field of work. The practical side of the course has proven invaluable in the workplace. The skills I picked up have been put straight to use in my day-to-day work life and have given me a strong advantage over other new starters.

Nina Epstein

Nina Epstein

My career path in property has been varied, fun, hard work but most of all thoroughly enjoyable. The industry is so dynamic, interesting and full of life! The work is fulfilling and most of all the people I have worked with over the years have been a great support to me. Recently I have joined Women in Property and found this is the perfect outlet for me to meet like-minded individuals.

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Students' successes

Property and Construction BSc student Sandra Nwachukwu in Tokyo

Our students have won a wide range of awards including a Sociable Surveyors Global Internship with Savills in Tokyo and London. Read more about our students' awards.

Our research

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Read more about the Property and Construction Research Group.

Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: £12,500 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

Course Location

Our Marylebone Campus has benefitted from a multi-million pound refurbishment resulting in new workshops, digital studios and development of the Marylebone Library. The campus is home to the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and Westminster Business School. For more details, visit our Marylebone Campus page.

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