Christian Braun

Christian graduated with an MSc Real Estate Investment and Finance in 2019 and received The CoStar Prize and The IPF (Investment Property Forum) Dissertation Prize.

What did you do before starting your masters? 

I did an apprenticeship as a real estate management assistant and then worked as a property manager before studying for a BSc in International Real Estate Management. I then travelled for a year before deciding to do a masters degree.

What attracted you to study the MSc Real Estate Investment and Finance programme at Heriot-Watt University? 

The University’s reputation and ranking and the fact the programme was Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited.

Why did you decide to study at our Edinburgh campus over other universities offering similar programmes? 

For the reasons that I have mentioned previously and from friend recommendations to study in Edinburgh. I was also awarded a scholarship.

What impact has the MSc degree programme had on you and your career? 

It developed my research skills and although I would consider pursuing a PhD in the future, I am currently working in a global environment with responsibilities across countries.

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