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Nottingham Trent University

Real Estate

UCAS Code: N234

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level


120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent

120 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification

120 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-Levels or equivalent qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma


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About this course

Course option


Sandwich | 2018


Property valuation and auctioneering

Our BSc (Hons) Real Estate course will introduce you to all aspects of property management, including valuation, development, sustainability, and financing projects. It will prepare you for a professional role in the property industry; our graduate career destinations include graduate surveyor, estates assistant, and property manager.

Through commercial projects, site visits and a work placement, you’ll explore the relationships and demands of occupiers, developers, investors, and funders. You’ll develop knowledge and core surveying skills in areas such as business planning and project management, essential valuation, property management, and business management.

This Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)-accredited course focuses on a variety of exciting yet challenging aspects of the property industry, such as; commercial property, comprehensively covering Real Estate from development, investment, asset management and corporate occupier. Through the use of commercial projects and work placement opportunities you’ll be able to explore the relationship and demands of roles such as funders, developers and investors.

NTU is one of the leading providers of property education in the UK and is in the top 10 universities in the UK for Building and Town and Country Planning (Guardian League Table 2017). 90% of students from this course are satisfied with their student experience ( National Student Survey 2016). You'll benefit from outsanding career prospects. 100% of our BSc (Hons) Real Estate sandwich students are in work or further study, just six months after graduation, earning an average salaray of £23,600 (DLHE, 2015-2016).

You’ll benefit from a range of guest lectures who work in industry, visit development sites and attend industry sponsored awards. You’ll be joining a course where 90% of our students are satisfied with the quality of this detailed course (National Student Survey 2016). You’ll be able to gain hands-on experience by undertaking work experience during your own study time and our academic team will be able to help you find relevant opportunities. You’ll be able to practically apply your learning by working on briefs supplied by companies such as Savills, Starbucks and Boots. You’ll gain practical learning by attending a European field trip which is included your fees. Some of our students recently visited Madrid to meet professionals from companies such as the international bank, Santander. To support your learning of the subject, you’ll get to join our mentoring programme where you’ll be able to gain valuable support and advice from our alumni community.

By choosing the sandwich option for this course, you'll gain invaluable hands-on experience in industry, develop your skills and to network with potential employers. Many of our students go on to work for their placement company after graduating. Recent placement destinations have included: Jaguar Land Rover, McDonald’s and Savills. The vast majority of companies are RICS accredited which means that if you successfully complete the year, it will count towards your RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and to becoming a charted surveyor. Our recent graduate career destinations include graduate surveyor, estates assistant and property manager at various companies such as; Capita, Colliers International, Fisher Hargreaves proctor and Knight Frank LLP.


All modules are core. Year One: Professional, Academic and Business: This module provides you with an introduction to academic study and to the built environment professions and the nature of the work carried out by surveyors • Surveying Skills - This module will provide you with an introduction to practice and surveying skills which will be developed throughout the course of your degree and in the workplace • Construction
The Construction module introduces you to a range of technical, practical and environmental principles involved in the construction of a range of traditional and non-traditional buildings • Economics and Valuation – You’ll be introduced to property economics, the links between the economy and the property market as well as giving you a overview of property valuation • Law – You’ll be introduced to the English legal system and its relationship with European Union law • Planning and Land Use - This module introduces the concepts and principles of the planning system. Year Two: Valuation - In this module you will develop knowledge and understanding of the different approaches to the valuation of property and examines the application of different techniques employed in the valuation process • Real Estate Economics - The module is to develop an understanding of the links between the wider economy and the property industry • Property Management and Agency - This module provides an introduction to the principles, procedures and practices of commercial estate management, property agency and Landlord & Tenant law • Property Development: Principles and Practice – You’ll look at how commercial, financial, economic, legal, planning, design and physical development considerations contribute towards development schemes • Employability and Commercial Awareness - This module provides guidance for gaining and preparing for employment within the property sector. Third Year: By taking the sandwich year option, you’ll get the opportunity to spend a year working in industry. You’ll gain real, hands-on experience which will open exciting opportunities for your future employment. Final Year: Investment Appraisal and Valuation - This module will enable you to develop detailed and critical understanding of principles, theories, techniques and practices relating to the appraisal and valuation of capital investments, with particular emphasis on real estate investments • Portfolio and Fund Management – Through this module you’ll be provided with a broad understanding of the key principles of investment portfolio management theory and practice in the context of direct and indirect property investment vehicles • Corporate Real Estate - The module provides you with the knowledge of how best to manage corporate real estate assets to maximise a company’s return • Research Project - This module requires you to investigate a topic of your choice in an extended project.

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Top job areas of graduates

Architects, town planners and surveyors
Production managers and directors
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.

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