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BSc (Hons) Real Estate

Start date:
September
Study mode:
Full-time
Course duration:
3 years FullTime, 4 years Placement year
Campus:
City
UCAS Code:
NN21
Grades/points required:
BBC-ABB(112-128)

Tuition fees

Home full-time per year
£9,250
International full-time per year
£18,250
Placement year
£1,850
Placement year international
£3,830
All figures are subject to yearly increases. Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.
General enquiries:
0151 231 5090
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
International admissions
international@ljmu.ac.uk

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Why study Real Estate at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • Fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Opportunity to undertake a year's industrial placement or study abroad
  • Stepping stone to a varied career with UK and overseas employment opportunities

About your course

The professionally accredited BSc (Hons) Real Estate programme at Liverpool John Moores University will enable you to secure the skills and experience required for a career as a property professional. That's why our graduates enjoy excellent career prospects plus higher than average salaries.

Recognising the diverse and multidisciplinary nature of the profession, the BSc (Hons) Real Estate programme integrates the specialist theory and practice of real estate with the wider commercial and business skills valued by employers, so that you will be well equipped for a career in the modern, dynamic world of property.

The course starts by covering the building blocks of real estate such as property law, construction and valuation theory and you will then go on to develop professional and practical skills in complementary subject areas such as facilities and asset management.

The course is built around the following key themes which, together with work experience and project tasks that simulate working practices, will give you the knowledge and practical skills to launch your career as a real estate professional:

  • Technical knowledge, for example valuation methodologies from first principles through to advanced techniques and software application, building technology and defects
  • Legal knowledge, including property and land law, the law of contract and tort and the relationship between landlord and tenant
  • Real Estate practice, including property appraisal, real estate investment and management, facilities management and professional practice.

The course also offers a sandwich route which involves a paid placement where you can apply what you have learned at LJMU out in the workplace. Such experience will enhance both your professional skills development and your CV, boosting your employment prospects after graduation.

Students not undertaking a placement year are registered on the non-Sandwich version of the programme and will have the opportunity of an additional study year abroad following Level 5, providing students with an additional year of study at an approved overseas partner that will complement their programme at LJMU.

Additional course costs

There are usually no costs associated with local field trips and site visits. Residential field trips and student exchange visits will incur costs including in country travel and/or flights plus accommodation costs.

"The modules I studied on the programme covered all aspects of the property profession. They were all very relevant and prepare you well for industry. These skills are essential when you enter the work place."
Kieran Leay, Graduate Surveyor working in Liverpool

Professional accreditation/links

  • Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the purpose of graduate membership.
  • Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Fees and funding

There are many ways to fund study for home and international students

Fees

The fees quoted above cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:

  • library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • access to programme-appropriate software
  • library and student IT support
  • free on-campus wifi via eduroam

Additional costs

Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:

  • accommodation and living expenditure
  • books (should you wish to have your own copies)
  • printing, photocopying and stationery
  • PC/laptop (should you prefer to purchase your own for independent study and online learning activities)
  • mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
  • field trips (travel and activity costs)
  • placements (travel expenses and living costs)
  • student visas (international students only)
  • study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
  • academic conferences (travel costs)
  • professional-body membership
  • graduation (gown hire etc)

Funding

There are many ways to fund study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you'll find all of the information you need on our specialist funding pages.

Employability

Most of our Real Estate graduates can seek employment opportunities in a range of companies and organisations.

Do you want a varied and challenging professional career with good employment prospects? If so then becoming a Chartered Surveyor may be the career for you.

Our real estate graduates are employed across a wide range of property based organisations, from local surveying practices to multinational companies. Career opportunities also exist in the residential sector as well as within in-house property teams for corporate organisations such as retailers and banks. Local authorities and other public sector and central government agencies also employ real estate graduates. The transferable skills you acquire during the course are also sought after by many other employers and prepare you for a wide range of careers.

Becoming a chartered surveyor means you can offer expert advice in all aspects of real estate including:

  • valuation for the purchase, sale and renting of all types of land and commercial and residential property
  • providing valuation advice for property funding and finance
  • conducting lease negotiations between landlords and tenants
  • acting as a mediator or expert witness in property dispute resolution
  • land buying and property development
  • institutional investment and property portfolio management

Student Futures - Careers, Employability and Enterprise Service

A wide range of opportunities and support is available to you, within and beyond your course, to ensure our students experience a transformation in their career trajectory. Every undergraduate curriculum includes Future Focus during Level 4, an e-learning resource and workshop designed to help you to develop your talents, passion and purpose.

Every student has access to Careers Zone 24/7, LJMU's suite of online Apps, resources and jobs board via the LJMU Student Futures website. There are opportunities for flexible, paid and part-time work through Unitemps, LJMU's in-house recruitment service, and we also offer fully funded Discovery Internships.

One-to-one careers and employability advice is available via our campus-based Careers Zones and we offer a year-round programme of events, including themed careers and employability workshops, employer events and recruitment fairs. Our Start-Up Hub can help you to grow your enterprise skills and to research, plan and start your own business or become a freelancer.

A suite of learning experiences, services and opportunities is available to final year students to help ensure you leave with a great onward plan. You can access LJMU's Careers, Employability and Start-up Services after you graduate and return for one-to-one support for life.

Go abroad

LJMU aims to make international opportunities available to every student. You may be able to study abroad as part of your degree at one of our 100+ partner universities across the world. You could also complete a work placement or apply for one of our prestigious worldwide internship programmes. If you wanted to go abroad for a shorter amount of time, you could attend one of our 1-4 week long summer schools.

Our Go Citizen Scheme can help with costs towards volunteering, individual projects or unpaid placements anywhere in the world. With all of these opportunities at your feet, why wouldn’t you take up the chance to go abroad?

Find out more about the opportunities we have available via our Instagram @ljmuglobalopps or email us at: goabroad@ljmu.ac.uk.

A life-changing experience 

There's so much more to university than just studying for a degree.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Further guidance on modules

Modules are designated core or optional in accordance with professional body requirements, as applicable, and LJMU’s Academic Framework Regulations. Whilst you are required to study core modules, optional modules provide you with an element of choice. Their availability may vary and will be subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Where changes to modules are necessary these will be communicated as appropriate.

Level 4

Core modules

Principles of Economics and Management
20 credits

This module aims to provide students with an introduction to economic and management theories and principles with reference to the built environment, property, and society in general.

Introduction to Construction Technology
20 credits

This module introduces students to construction techniques associated with the production of high and low rise commercial and industrial framed buildings, both new build and refurbishment.

Introduction to Law
20 credits

This module will provide the students with a working knowledge of the English legal system and an introduction to the principles of the law including contract, tort and property law.

Property Markets and Appraisal
20 credits

This module aims to provide students with an introduction to the structure of the property markets and the professional skills required for property appraisal. Students will develop understanding of the knowledge and skills required for the inspection, measurement and survey of property assets. Students will be provided with the opportunity to apply the knowledge of property appraisal gained in a practical context.

Real Estate Professional and Business Skills
20 credits

The aim of this module is to introduce students to their professional subject area, providing an early opportunity to develop an understanding of the role of a real estate professional and the structure and purpose of professional bodies. Core to this module is the embedding of academic research and writing skills within the context of a professional project scenario; group work will introduce students to the collaborative and inclusive nature of the work place and professional activities and behaviours.

Valuation
20 credits

This module develops an understanding of the principal valuation theory and methodology used in professional practice. It also helps to build competency in the practical application of valuation theory and techniques.

 

Level 5

Core modules

Applied Valuation
20 credits

The module aims to consolidate and enhance your knowledge and understanding of principal valuation methodologies and develop competence in the application of valuation concepts and theories to practical real estate scenarios.

Asset Management
20 credits

This module aims to examine the process of acquiring property, and the effective management and maintenance of individual property holdings.

Pathology and Inspection
20 credits

In this module students undertake a commercial building inspection through the systematic appraisal of building defects causing decay and deterioration, in order to propose remediation solutions.

Planning and Sustainable Development
20 credits

This module will develop students' knowledge and critical understanding of planning and sustainable development in the built environment

Property Law
20 credits

The module aims to provide you with knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of the common law and statutory rules governing the relationship of landlord and tenant.

Real Estate Professional Project
20 credits

This module brings together topics studied at Level 5 and integrates their application within a live project scenario. The project also aims to develop the professional skills required to make effective decisions in an inclusive working environment.

Optional Modules

Study Year Abroad - Real Estate Management and Business
120 credits

The aim is to provide students with an additional year of study at an approved overseas partner that will complement their programme at LJMU. This is an additional year of full-time study at an approved higher education institution. The modules to be studied must be agreed in advance, and must be appropriate for the student's programme of study. Assuming successful completion of this year, mark-bearing credit will be awarded by the Faculty Recognition Group. The grade conversion scale to be used will be made available in advance of the year abroad.

Sandwich Year - Real Estate
120 credits

The aim is to provide students with an extended period of work experience at an approved partner that will complement their programme of study at LJMU. This will give students the opportunity to develop professional skills relevant to their programme of study as well as the attitude and behaviours necessary for employment in a diverse and changing environment. This extended placement forms a key part of a sandwich degree. All placements need to be assessed and approved prior to commencement in line with the LJMU Placement Learning Code of Practice. The Code of Practice requires students to conduct themselves in a professional and responsible manner during the placement - failure to do so may lead to the placement being terminated prematurely. Placements are normally for one calendar year on a full-time basis. Split placements of a shorter duration may be permissible. There is an expectation that a minimum of 1200 hours will be spent in the workplace.

Study Semester Abroad - Real Estate
60 credits

The aim is to provide students with a semester of study at an approved overseas partner that will replace one semester of their LJMU programme at level 5.This is a semester of full-time study at an approved higher education institution which will replace one semester of level 5 study at LJMU. The modules to be studied must be agreed in advance, and must be an appropriate substitute for the modules being replaced. Assuming successful completion of this semester, mark-bearing credit will be awarded by the Faculty Recognition Group. The grade conversion scale to be used will be made available in advance of the semester abroad.

Level 6

Core modules

Research Project
40 credits

In this module students will complete a substantial piece of individual work and build on their expertise in a selected area of study related to the disciplines of Real Estate or Building Surveying.

Advanced Valuation
20 credits

This module aims to further develop your knowledge and understanding of valuation methodologies and their application in advanced valuation scenarios.

Real Estate in Practice
20 credits

The module aims to provide an understanding of the principle regulations and guidelines that underpin professional practice in the real estate sector. The module integrates and builds on core knowledge gained in previous modules (such as valuation, property appraisal and law) and aims to enhance your practical awareness and professional skills of advising, reporting and communicating to clients on real estate matters.

Real Estate Investment
20 credits

This module aims to introduce you to the principles of investment and develop your knowledge and understanding of real estate as an investment vehicle within the market-place and to evaluate its performance against other investment options. It also provides the opportunity to identify and analyse relevant market data and develop skills needed to advise on real estate investment decisions.

Strategic Real Estate Management
20 credits

This module helps to develop your knowledge and understanding of strategic real estate management theory and its practical application.

Teaching and work-related learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources

We adopt an active blended learning approach, meaning you will experience a combination of face-to-face and online learning during your time at LJMU. This enables you to experience a rich and diverse learning experience and engage fully with your studies. Our approach ensures that you can easily access support from your personal tutor, either by meeting them on-campus or via a video call to suit your needs.

You can expect to spend on average 14-16 hours in the classroom which may be in the form of lectures, tutorials and workshops, combined with your own research using our library and the web. You should spend around 35 hours per week in private study.

Work-related Learning

The best way to experience working in the real estate sector is to undertake a year's professional work placement, either in the UK or overseas, so you can put into practice what you have learnt in your first two years at LJMU. Taking the sandwich option will greatly improve your career prospects and could even lead to a permanent position with your placement employer.

The placement is fully paid and is an invaluable opportunity to learn new skills and gain hands-on experience that will add real value to your CV and impress future employers. The direct work experience could also count towards a professional qualification. It can even count towards the professional MRICS qualification.

Support and guidance

Dedicated personal tutor, plus study skills support

Throughout the course you will have the support of a personal tutor who can provide one-to-one guidance and advice on course-related issues.

If you take up an optional placement year, plenty of support is available in managing that process from the Faculty placement team. During the placement year one of your tutors will visit you in your workplace to check on your progress.

Assessment

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.

All students perform differently depending on the type of assessment they are asked to do, and so a variety of assessment methods are used. These include exams (open and closed book), coursework (projects, technical reports, reviews, etc), and presentations (individual and group).

Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Course tutors

Our staff are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning

From day one the Real Estate team enjoys building a strong relationship with the students on the programme, with a strong focus on pastoral care and support. Connections forged in the classroom remain after graduation, with one of the most rewarding aspects being the opportunity to see our graduates develop their professional careers and achieve chartered status. This ongoing relationship is further strengthened by the many industry professionals contributing to, and supporting, our programme who are LJMU Real Estate alumni.

Facilities

What you can expect from your School

This programme is delivered in the Byrom Street complex of LJMU 's City Campus. Here you'll find high quality lecture theatres, meeting and seminar rooms plus social spaces and a large café. The Avril Robarts Library is just minutes away on Tithebarn Street.

Entry requirements

Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements

Grades/points required from qualifications: BBC-ABB(112-128)

Qualification requirements

GCSEs and equivalents

Grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics/ Numeracy.

GCSE Equivalences accepted:
• Key Skills Level 2 in English/Maths
• NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading
• Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English
• Higher Diploma in Maths/English
• Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number
• Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

A levels

BBC-ABB Minimum Number of A Levels: 2
Maximum AS UCAS Points: 20

BTECs

Extended Diploma: DMM-DDM

Access awards

Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications

Pass overall with a minimum of 112 points

International Baccalaureate

Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications

OCR Cambridge Technical

Extended Diploma: DMM-DDM

Irish awards

Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications

T levels

Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications.

You need to obtain the required UCAS points from a related subject area.

International requirements

  • IELTS

    6.0 overall with no component below 5.5, taken within two years of the course start date.

    https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/international-entry-requirements

International entry requirements

Find your country

Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check.

Application and selection

Securing your place at LJMU

UCAS is the official application route for our full-time undergraduate courses. Further information on the UCAS application process can be found here https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-students/how-to-apply.

The university reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the university. Where this does happen, the university operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
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