The aim of the MSc Real Estate Development course at University of Westminster is to provide you with a detailed understanding of the property development and appraisal process, encompassing valuation, financial, physical, legal and social aspects. You'll analyse development situations and respond to particular development problems with derived solutions. You’ll also enhance your capability to critically appraise options and independently evaluate alternative courses of action.
Informed by our extensive commercial and professional partnerships within the property sector, this practical Master’s course will prepare you to adapt and excel within the complex and ever-changing real estate market – from valuation and appraisal to the strategic management and development of commercial and residential property assets.
he course is ideally suited to graduates with some existing property experience, who aspire to senior positions in real estate development or property management. However, you will be welcomed if you’re seeking to move to a career within this dynamic industry and can demonstrate your passion for property.
Most of our graduates go on to work for central London property firms, in real estate development, valuation or estate management, while others pursue property-related careers with local authorities and housing associations.
This course will prepare you for roles in major property companies and advisory practices including:
- Property development
- Commercial/residential agency
- Property consultancy
- Property investment
- Investment/asset management
- Corporate real estate/facilities management
Graduates from this course have found employment at organisations including:
- Cushman and Wakefield
- The British Land Company
- Montagu Evans
- Countryside Properties
- Chase and Partners
Our course was designed with input from a range of industry professionals and, to retain currency and relevance, we receive ongoing feedback from the School’s Employability Advisory Board. Current members include practitioner representatives from the multinational construction, property and infrastructure company Lendlease, commercial property experts Chase and Partners, and CABE.
We are proud of our excellent industry links with a host of property companies, large and small, together with key professional bodies, including RICS, CIOB and CABE. They enable us to host a highly successful Annual Property and Construction Careers Fair, which in 2019 attracted 40 employers, including:
- Mace, JLL
- Barratt Developments
- Bouygues UK
- Carter Jonas
Immensely popular with our students, the fair provides a unique opportunity for them to meet with leading employers in the property and construction sector, learn first-hand about their organisations, secure work experience or receive guidance from a panel of speakers on the graduate scheme application process for some of the larger employers.
(CIH) Chartered Institute of Housing, TMI (Tourism Management Institute), CIAT (Chartered institute of architectural technologists), RTPI (The Royal Town Planning Institute)