A career in real estate involves the valuation, management, development and investment of property. The content of this course will prepare you for a career in this vibrant environment, in which you will be called upon to advise a wide range of clients on anything from development opportunities to landlord/tenant disputes and investment decisions.
There is a strong practical element to the course. Simulated projects address real issues and present a wide range of property scenarios. This approach is further supported by visits to towns and cities to give you a feel for how the industry operates in different locations and bring you into contact with a range of practitioners.
The course provides a solid grounding in property law, construction, valuation and sustainability issues. You will develop key communication and negotiation skills in order to satisfy the requirements of such a people-oriented job. In order to help contextualise your studies, you will also be encouraged to secure an industrial placement.
Graduates are employed as commercial or residential property surveyors in all aspects of the property industry, including local and national firms of commercial Chartered Surveyors, property companies, retailers, residential management practices and large financial organisations. Further employment opportunities exist in the corporate sector and property-based organisations such as leading estate agency practices, insurance companies and pension funds. Many local authorities and central government departments also provide opportunities for real estate graduates
The BSc (Hons) Real Estate course was previously accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Since then the new course, BSc (Hons) Property Management and Real Estate is in the process of being accredited. Accreditation gives you the opportunity to apply to the RICS to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor by completing the RICS' Assessment of Professional Competence which leads to Chartered membership.
International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering guarantees entry on to this course
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.