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.
This course is aligned with the RICS requirements. This course will equip you with the skills required to manage residential and commercial properties. Property managers manage and maintain all communal aspects of residential property, they account for shared charges and resolve disputes at all levels. Managing a property involves complying with legal obligations, for example, landlord and tenant, planning, health and safety and fire regulations. During the course you will expand upon the area of residential and commercial leases using appropriate legislation, case law and comparable evidence; analyse and evaluate relevant information; negotiate covenants on behalf of landlord or tenant during in-class workshops and enhance communication skills by negotiating rent reviews and lease renewals on behalf of either landlord or tenant.
Another interesting part of this course is learning the different tools and techniques of investment appraisal and property valuations. This aims to develop your ability to identify the investment aims of different categories of investors and to analyse the investment instruments which meet those needs. Through the introduction of non-discounting and discounting methods of investment appraisal you will develop an understanding of the elementary theory of property investment and development appraisal and to making use of computer spreadsheets as a means of presenting, analysing and solving investment problems.
This will also develop your understanding of the strategic imperative of real estate as corporate asset and to examine its contribution and value to overall corporate strategy. It also aims to analyse strategy choices in ownership and use of real estate resources of corporate entities.
Not just these, you will be learning the mandatory competencies such as communication, negotiation, conflict avoidance, dispute resolution, ethics and professional practice and team working etc.
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
Industry’s demand for graduates in property management and real estate is growing. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge essential to pursue and practice a professional career within the property management and real estate sector. Graduating from this course will open a variety of opportunities for you. So, you can pick the one that suits you and brings success along the way.
As a professional in property management and real estate, you will be able to make of sound judgement, and initiative, and the ability to make informed decisions in property situations that reflect a responsible, ethical, and socially aware outlook.
This course will furnish you with a detailed understanding of the principles of property management and real estate, combined with an understanding of broader property issues such as property economics and finance, contracts and law and management of the commercial real estate, combined with an appreciation of wider property related areas.
You will enjoy participating in group projects where the project team members are drawn from a range of construction and other property disciplines. You will also develop the ability to research, whereas, you will enhance the application of key property management and real estate competencies in practical situations.
The BSc (Hons) Property Management and Real Estate is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor (RICS) and The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Accreditation gives you the opportunity to apply to RICS to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor by completing RICS’ Assessment of Professional Competence which leads to Chartered membership.
GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4/equivalence
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 2019/0. 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.