Who studies rural estate, property and land management courses? Those who are interested in estate/property and land management and a desire to work in an exciting, dynamic industry. If the prospect of dealing with rural, commercial or residential property appeals to you, you have come to the right university. There are currently around 300 ‘Realmies’, as students studying land management courses are affectionately known here, and that figure is rising steadily. This course provides the higher education and skills needed by a modern manager of rural land and enterprise. REALM uses rural assets economically to achieve clear business objectives. It is an ideal course for aspiring rural practice chartered surveyors, and those with an interest in managing the countryside in a business context, and in estate management, agriculture, diversification, sustainability and renewable energy. REALM graduates will be prepared to progress to Registered Valuer Status and are more likely to be employed in the provision of valuations, professional services and in some instances, auctioneering services. The course is approved by the RICS and concentrates on the rural pathway but students can follow residential, commercial or other routes. RICS candidates must go on to complete the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), which involves two years of structured work experience, training and assessment. The placement year usually counts as the first APC year; the second is undertaken after graduation.