Real Estate, Housing and Social Policy
Our Real Estate courses are delivered by the The Urban Institute (TUI) which brings together a number of related disciplines including urban planning, real estate and urban design.
The Urban Institute
This course is delivered by The Urban Institute at Heriot-Watt University. As a Real Estate and Planning postgraduate student you will be part of the Institute’s Graduate School, connecting you with staff, research associates and fellow students engaged in cutting-edge research in areas such as affordability, housing markets and private renting; commercial property markets; urban economics; diversity and minority ethnic communities; homelessness and social exclusion; housing policy, management and governance and more.
Degrees within this subject are accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), with the Real Estate and Planning course also being accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Access industry expertise
All courses within the Real Estate subject benefit from the expertise of research-active and industry-minded staff. A number of honorary professors from industry also provide guest lectures on the course and advise on student research projects. These include Douglas Smith, Chair of CBRE Scotland, David Hunter of Hunter Advisers and Edward Trevillion of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership.