School of Architecture and Built Environment

BSc (Hons) Property Management and Real Estate with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

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.

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.

BSc (Hons)
Start date(s)
25 September 2023
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (8 years),Full-time (4 years)
Campus location
Wolverhampton City Campus
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Why choose this course?

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.

What happens on the course?

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.


Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

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

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Students in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment will be taught in our brand new £120m Springfield Super Campus which is Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence.

Find out more about Springfield Campus.

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.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Key Entry Requirements   48+ UCAS points


  • A-levels: Grade profile of DD
  • Access to HE: Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (48 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at pass)
  • BTEC: Grade profile of PPP
  • T-Level: Pass grade with a core component profile less than C.
  • Tariff: Other Level 3 qualifications are accepted for entry. A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points will be required.
  • Other: Equivalent experience. We can consider applicants with other qualifications or relevant experience so if you do not have 48 UCAS points, please make sure you outline this experience within your personal statement. This can also be assessed through an alternative assessment route such as an academic essay.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

 Other Requirements

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 for further information.


Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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