MSc Real Estate Investment and Finance
Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus
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Property surveying is a diverse and exciting career choice that can give you the opportunity to travel the world and meet a wide range of people. Graduates from this programme now work globally in leading advisory roles for consultancy firms, financial institutions, banks and national governments. Although typically office based, you will have the opportunity to spend a great deal of time meeting people and visiting landmark buildings. Many surveyors travel extensively both nationally and across many parts of the globe.
This particular programme combines the theoretical rigour of a mainstream finance degree or MBA programme with a specialist focus on and direct application to real estate.
The programme further benefits from international accreditation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The majority of our graduates choose to complete this programme to go on to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor in valuation, banking, portfolio management or management consultancy, or in a financial and investment advisory role.
Students starting the programme in January should note that it runs part-time only for 4 semesters (24 months) + dissertation (March to August, 6 months) (total 30 months).
Students enrolling for the January intake programmes are not required to be be on campus during the summer break.
The Dubai Campus is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach its degrees in Dubai. All graduates receive a British degree that is accredited by Royal Charter in the UK.
The programme comprises eight core study courses, with part-time students typically taking two courses per semester and full-time students completing four courses per semester.
Our MSc in Real Estate Investment and Finance focuses on key professional areas, including:
- Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation 1 and 2
- Spatial Planning
- Macroeconomics, Finance and the Built Environment
- Real Estate Economics
- Real Estate Development
- Real Estate Investment Analysis
- Real Estate Management and Sustainability
In addition to the taught courses, students pursuing the MSc qualification undertake a research dissertation project based on a property related theme or topic.
For MSc entry, a good relevant Honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. Given the clear practical element of the programmes, we will also consider non-graduate candidates holding less than a good Honours degree, or its equivalent, but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exams and course work are at MSc level.
To find out about the entry requirements for this programme, please send an email to email@example.com
English language requirements
Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one year full-time study in English will be required.
Fees and funding
- AED 78750*
* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT
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