Birmingham City University Real Estate

By | 24th April 2017

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Birmingham City University Real Estate

Prepare for an exciting and challenging career in a range of property areas with our BSc (Hons) Real Estate course.

Developed in accordance with the requirements of RICS, the leading international professional body for surveying, our course meets the needs of potential employers in the public, private and third sectors.

You will gain a detailed understanding of real estate, alongside an expert analysis of the processes of its ownership, development, occupation, valuation and management. You’ll also examine economics and finance, property valuation and management, development, construction, urban planning and law, ensuring you are equipped with the attributes you’ll need to be successful.

The course integrates technological, financial, legal and management issues, and you will connect the theories and practice of real estate to a range of real-life case studies, helping you understand the complex world of property.

We will prepare you for a career in real estate, developing your collaborative skills and ensuring you are not only able to practise effectively within the global real estate industry, but that you are also sensitive to the needs of the diverse cultures that they come into contact with.

What’s covered in the course?

Especially relevant for the would-be chartered surveyor in the current market, this course offers a detailed study of the built environment alongside an expert analysis of the acquisition, disposal, management and valuation of land and buildings.

It is professionally accredited, benefits from close links with industry, and thoroughly prepares you for the enormously varied work of a general practice surveyor.

Why Choose Us?

  • We will help you to become one of the real estate surveyors of the future, equipped with the knowledge, tools and skills to operate efficiently and effectively.
  • Our alignment with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) ensures our course remains fresh and relevant, as well as providing key industry links and insight.
  • You’ll learn the analytical and problem-solving skills you need to meet the demands of a broad range of real estate markets.
  • There will be regular site visits to enhance your learning experience, and talks from industry leaders will help explain how to gain employment within the real estate world.

Entry Requirements

We accept a range of qualifications, the most popular of which are detailed below.

UK students
Essential

At the point of application, you must have GCSE at Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics. Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subjects are covered.

BBC or 112 UCAS tariff points from A/AS Level with a minimum of 2 A Levels

Typical Offers
UK QualificationRequirements 2017/18
GCE A Level/ AS LevelBBC or 112 UCAS tariff points from A/AS Level with a minimum of 2 A Levels
Access to Higher Education DiplomaPass overall with 60 credits, 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2, including with a minimum of 12 credits achieved from any units awarded at Merit or Distinction
BTEC National Diploma (12-units not including early years)D*D* or combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum total of 112 UCAS points (2017 entry)
BTEC Extended Diploma (18-units not including early years)DMM – 112 UCAS points
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ National Award (6-units not including early years)Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum total of 112 UCAS points (2017 entry)
BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and DesignDistinction
International Baccalaureate Diploma1. For students who complete the full IB Diploma: a total of 14 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects.

2. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates.

Students must have grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level)
AND
English Group A – Grade 4 or above,
OR
English Group B and Ab Initio – Grade 5

Irish Leaving CertificateB2, B2, B3, B3, B3
Scottish Higher/ Advanced HigherAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate (core plus options)Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum total of 112 UCAS points (2017 entry)
Other qualifications
If you have a qualification that is not listed in the table please refer to our full entry requirements on UCAS.

Further guidance on tariff points can be found on the UCAS website.

EU/International students
Essential
EU/Non-EU (International) QualificationsRequirements 2017/18
IELTS6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands
International Baccalaureate Diploma (or equivalent, including internationally accredited Foundation courses).1. For students who complete the full IB Diploma: a total of 14 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects.

2. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates.

Students must have grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level)
AND
English Group A – Grade 4 or above,
OR
English Group B and Ab Initio – Grade 5

Country-specific entry requirements and qualifications.

 

International students who cannot meet the direct entry requirements can begin their degree studies at Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC).

Additional Requirements

As part of the application process you will be invited to attend an applicant visit day where you will undertake a short one-to-one interview with an academic member of staff. This is your chance to show us how passionate you are about the subject and it will help us make a decision on your application.

This will provide you with more information about the School and your course. In addition, it will give you a chance to meet and our staff and students to gain a better understanding of what it is like to be a student here.