University of the West of England, Bristol
MSc Real Estate Finance and Investment

The MSc Real Estate Finance and Investment (Distance learning) concentrates on the financing and investment of property but also provides an overview of surveying and property issues. It leads to a career in surveying a well-respected profession with excellent earning potential and the opportunity to work anywhere in the world.

The course comprises 180 credits 120 taught and a further 60 for the dissertation.

Real Estate Economics and Valuations

Develops your skills at reading property markets and understanding the related data and explores different methods of valuation.

Strategic Estate Management

Examines the role property plays in the economy, organisations and communities; the importance of a strategic approach to managing property; aligning real estate and business strategies; and the value property and facilities management can add to an organisation.

Real Estate Law

Covers the basic principles of real estate law, and explores in further detail the law in areas best suited to your ambitions.

Real Estate Investment and Development 

An in-depth look at the key areas of commercial real estate investment at portfolio level, and innovations in real estate investment, and the financial, fiscal, planning and other regulatory issues when creating residential and commercial property.

Real Estate Finance and Investment

Created and delivered by industry partners leading property investment management firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and the Royal Bank of Scotland this module uses case studies to discuss property in terms of investment, and discusses the financial instruments you can use to meet strategic objectives. Taught in a one-week block, so you'll need to attend the University.


This personal research project of 12,000 to 14,000 words is usually linked to an aspect of real estate that has a specific professional application or is of personal interest to you.

Mode of Study

The programme will be delivered via on-line mode.


September/ January


September Intake: 26 months

January Intake: 27 months

Entry Requirement

 an honours degree of 2.2 or above.