Part-time MSc Real Estate - The University of Manchester Middle East Centre

"Make a difference to our future landscape"
This Master’s programme focuses on these practical aspects of managing real estate in a ‘real-world’ environment. Whether you’re looking to enhance your skills in asset management, planning for future cities or move into a more senior position, we have a course that fits your needs.

Application Fees (Non-refundable): AED 1500


image Status: Available
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image Starting: 01 Sep 2020
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image Duration: 2 Years
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image Location: This part-time master's programme is delivered through a blended learning format, with Course Conference in Dubai
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image Language: English

About this Course

Successful real estate practitioners require a wide range of transferable skills and knowledge in areas such as strategic asset management, property valuation and real estate law in practice. Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) in association with The University of Manchester Middle East Centre is pleased to introduce you to this Master’s programme which focuses on these practical aspects of managing real estate in a ‘real-world’ environment.

Whether you are looking to enhance your skills in asset management, planning for future cities or move into a more senior position, this program will certainly fit your needs.

Make a difference to our future landscape and learn from industry peers, experts and academics with Face-to-Face International Course Conferences.

At these course conferences you will undertake practical activities based on your units in small multinational groups. This blended learning approach offers a balance between strategic focus, theoretical foundations and practical applications that will apply directly to your workplace.
You will have the opportunity to attend two major course conferences during the year. Each conference is held at The University of Manchester’s Middle East Centre, located in the heart of Dubai’s Knowledge Park.

• Intake Start Date: September 2020
• Duration: Two years
• Language: English
• Regular Program Fee: GBP21,000
• Enroll through DREI will get 10% discount, the discounted Program Fee: GBP18,900
• Location: This part-time master's programme is delivered through a blended learning format, with Course Conference in Dubai

Target Audience: Policy Makers, Financial Institutions, Valuers, Lawyers, Developers, Investors

You can expect to study units covering topics such as:
• Real estate markets
o Understand fundamentals of real estate
o Explore geographical and sector markets
o Study how macroeconomics shapes property cycles

• Real estate investment and finance
o Explore the principles of investment and the creation of value
o Critically evaluate direct and indirect methods of investing in real estate
o Demonstrate approaches used in financing of funds and individual projects

• Property valuation
o Introduce principle methods of property valuation
o Explore the mathematical application of different methods of valuation
o Critically examine the physical, legal and economic factors

• Strategic asset management
o Introduce the principles of strategic asset management
o Explore the tactics used to pro-actively manage real estate assets
o Topics include performance metrics, risk management and sustainability and responsible property investment

• Planning for future cities
o Explore the principles, nature and practice of planning systems and processes around the world
o Understand emerging future trends in urban development in global cities
o Examine the notion of the future ‘smart’ city in a global context

• Project based enquiry
o An opportunity to plan, manage and conduct practice-based research on a topic related to the course
o Develop knowledge and competency in an appropriate range of research methods including the development of a focal question or hypothesis
o Develop experience of developing and managing a specific research project through to final submission

• Land and development
o Develop an understanding of land use policies and making the best use of land resources
o Practical experience and understanding of the development process through real life development sites
o Develop an understanding of the financial issues and risks involved in development schemes

Entry Requirements
• A good honours degree (minimum 2:1) or the overseas equivalent, in a related area.
• Candidates who do not meet the Academic entry qualifications, but show satisfactory evidence of Professional experience and Postgraduate study may be approved on a case-by-case basis.
• English Language requirements:
o IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.5 in the Writing component and no other subsection below 6.0
o TOEFL internet-based score of 90 or more overall, With a minimum writing score of 22 and no other Subsection below 20
o CAE or CPE overall score of 176 or above, with 176 in Writing and no sub-section below 169