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University of Reading

Real Estate

UCAS Code: N231

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2-D3,M2,M2

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths B (or 6), English Language or English Literature B (or 6).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-32

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3-H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

The Cambridge Technical Diploma is only accepted when taken alongside one other acceptable level 3 qualification such as an A level or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D,D,D

The Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate can also be accepted when taken alongside two other acceptable level 3 qualifications e.g. two A levels or a Cambridge Technical Diploma.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

D,D,D

The Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma can also be accepted when taken alongside two other acceptable level 3 qualifications e.g. two A levels or a Cambridge Technical Diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is only accepted when taken alongside one other acceptable level 3 qualification such as an A level or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D,D,D

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate can also be accepted when taken alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications e.g. two A levels or a BTEC National Diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B-A,B,B

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B-A,A,B,B,B

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the grade achieved.

UCAS Tariff

128-160

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Real estate

From homes and businesses to publicly engaging developments, from a new housing development to the 2012 Olympic Park and Village, Real Estate plays a vital role in the various roofs above our heads and the use of land around us.

Right from the start of your degree you will be involved in real-world projects. Our staff are world leaders in their fields and you can expect to be taught by internationally renowned experts, with a wealth of academic and professional experience.

Real Estate and Planning at the University of Reading ranks number one in the UK for Land and Property Management and also ranks number one in the UK for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide, 2016-2018).
You will develop an understanding of the of the property sector as a whole. Whether you choose to focus on development and planning, commercial property appraisal and management or investment and finance, you will acquire the skills to move into your preferred part of the industry.

This course is divided into foundation studies in the first two years and specialist studies in the final year. You will build a strong understanding of the core subject areas of economics, finance, business management, planning, law and construction, which you can then apply to complex problems in the real world.

In Year 3, you will develop a deeper understanding in a specialist area, such as development and planning, investment and finance or appraisal and asset management. You will also be able to tailor your degree by choosing from a wide range of elective modules such as housing or rural options.

This course has full accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Through our alumni association, the Reading Real Estate Foundation, we are in touch with more than 5000 of our graduates. Many are actively involved with REP as mentors for our current students, hosting site visits or coming to the University as guest lecturers.

You will receive one-to-one industry mentoring, providing real insight into the profession. We also host an annual Real Estate and Planning Careers Fair and an evening lecture series.

**Careers**

We are widely acknowledged by the major employers as one of Europe’s leading providers of graduates in Real Estate and Planning and more than 97% of students have jobs at graduate level or are doing further study within six months of graduation (DLHE survey, 2015-16).

Our degrees open up a hugely diverse range of career opportunities. You could join our graduates who are deciding the future of the Olympic Park, working on the planning of a new city in China for 30 million people, working on renewable energy projects, running a multi-million-pound property fund investing in global real estate, working with local communities on inner city regeneration, making land purchase decisions for HS2, re-developing Ascot racecourse or working with a Community Land Trust in the Rocky Mountains – to name just a few examples.

Employers include major real estate advisers, property developers, planning consultancies and financial institutions.

Typical job titles of our graduates include graduate surveyors, investment bankers, financial analysts, rural surveyors and planning consultants.

We have a professional careers development adviser to support you in identifying work placements, internships and permanent career opportunities. Through the Reading Real Estate Foundation (RREF) you can receive one-to-one industry mentoring, providing real insight into the profession. RREF also runs regular industry events, such as an annual Real Estate and Planning Careers Fair and an evening lecture series.

Modules

Sample modules may include:

• Introductory economics for business and finance

• Management in the real estate sector

• Investment appraisal

• Planning law and practice

• International real estate markets

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,815
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Reading

Department:

Real Estate and Planning

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Real estate

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
58%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

56%
UK students
44%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Business, research and administrative professionals
26%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Real estate

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£32k

£32k

£43k

£43k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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