City, University of London

City, University of London

Real Estate

The MSc in Real Estate equips you for roles across the full spectrum of the real estate industry, and is open to those with previous degrees in any discipline. The absence of "investment" from the label does not mean you won't be covering the financial and appraisal skills needed to work in fund management, banking or other areas of the investment industry. This degree offers a choice of pathways, which you don't have to choose between until your second term. If you are targeting the graduate-entry programmes of the London chartered surveying firms, one pathway gives you more UK-specific skills in law and taxation. If you are targeting jobs in investment, finance, development or expect to work outside the UK, the other pathway tilts toward more analytical skills and international markets.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution;
Transcript/interim transcript;
Current module list if still studying;
Personal statement (500-600 words);
IELTS results, if report available;
Confirmation of professional qualification examinations/exemptions/passes, if applicable;
Two references;
Work experience is not a requirement of this course.

Course modules

Core modules: Real Estate Investment & Market Analysis
Real Estate Economics;
Real Estate Asset Management;
Quantitative Techniques in Investment;
Property Valuation;
International Real Estate;
Real Estate Finance;
Landlord and Tenant Law;
Real Estate Development & Planning;
Applied Valuation & Taxation.
Electives to choose from:- Hedge Funds;
Energy Project Investment & Finance
Corporate Restructuring;
Introduction to Banking;
Project Finance;
An Introduction to Islamic Banking, Finance and Insurance;
Ethics, Society and the Finance Sector;
Mergers & Acquisitions;
Pension Finance;
Private Equity Investment;
Building Project Management and Procurement;
Project Management for Professional Practice;
Real Estate Fund Management;
Real Estate Portfolio and Fund Management;
Residential Investment;
Sustainability in Real Estate;
Visual Basics in Finance;
International Electives; or
Project Finance & Infrastructure Investment (Taught in a block format in Madrid).

Assessment methods

In our first term, you get get the portfolio of core skills that equip you to achieve that goal - taking in quantitative methods, investment appraisal, asset management and real estate economics.
In the second term, core module choices provide two learning "pathways".
In term three, you pick a set of three elective topics from around six modules specific to real estate plus a range run by other Cass Masters programmes - some of them taught on trips to locations outside the UK.

To satisfy the requirements of the degree programme students must complete:
Eight core courses;
Three electives;
Business Research Project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 23,000 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 23,000 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 23,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 23,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 23,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

PG enquiries
Telephone number: 
020 7040 5060