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. The Rural Property Management degree prepares students to manage rural estates and all their diverse assets. Students will learn about maintaining and developing estate property and managing agricultural, residential and commercial tenancies. Students will also learn development and marketing skills enabling them to diversify and enhance rural estates to grow their income stream. 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.