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School of Architecture and Built Environment

Property Management and Real Estate

BSc (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years

A career in real estate involves the valuation, management, development and investment of property.

A career in real estate involves the valuation, management, development and investment of property.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N230
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Architecture and Built Environment

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.


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Everything you need to know about this course!

We are currently developing the Springfield Campus which will be Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence.  Join us as the exciting development takes shape and from 2019/20 students in the School of Architecture and the Built environment will be taught from the new campus.

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/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

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

2020 Entry

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4 or an accepted equivalent. 

Only the following equivalent qualifications are accepted for English: Functional Skills Level 2 English and OCN Access to HE Core English (12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in English)

Only the following equivalent qualifications are accepted for Mathematics: Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and OCN Access to HE Core Mathematics (12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in Mathematics)


  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

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Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at

English language requirements also apply

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the purpose of graduate membership.

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the website to find out more.


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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