Edinburgh Napier University Real Estate

Edinburgh Napier University Real Estate

Learn about property valuation, planning, development, management and sustainability, invaluable to a future career as a chartered surveyor.

Course introduction

Real estate makes a major contribution to the economy, and the capital invested in land has created demand for chartered surveyors with specialist skills in the valuation and management of real estate.

Chartered surveyors with a degree in Real Estate Surveying apply their specialist skills in the fields of:

  • development appraisal
  • investment
  • valuation
  • agency (buying and selling land and property)
  • real estate management
  • urban planning
  • environmental sustainability assessment

Edinburgh Napier University Real Estate

What you’ll learn

This course combines real estate surveying with valuation, planning and development. It studies how commercial property markets work and draws upon the economics of the real estate sector to gain knowledge of their operation and development. It also examines how urban planning regulates the development of property and value of real estate as investments.

The course allows students to learn about all aspects of property development, valuation and real estate management and to develop a range of technical, communicative and interpersonal skills invaluable to your future career as a chartered surveyor.

The Honours course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and you will graduate with both an Honours degree and the means to achieve the highly regarded professional qualification of Chartered Surveyor once you enter the workplace.

What you study

Year 1

You’ll study the technical and legal aspects of property, the property market and economics of property development and valuation. Modules include:

Year 2

You’ll study the technical aspects further, along with an introduction to planning and valuation. Modules include:

Year 3

You’ll be provided with an in-depth knowledge of real estate appraisal: investment and development, as well as specialist and statutory valuation. You’ll also examine how urban planning regulates the development of property and value of real estate. Modules include:

Year 4

You’ll focus on the sustainability of property development and valuation. Modules include:

Students of this course are eligible for the RICS Commercial Property Group and the RICS Valuation Group dissertation prize.