Get a head start in a career in the commercial real estate industry in the UK and overseas on this professionally focused course. Learn the key skills required for a range of real estate professional roles and develop the knowledge to value, plan and develop, manage, acquire, dispose of real estate for occupiers and investment clients, in public and private organisations. Alongside developing your firm grasp of the technical aspects of real estate surveying, you learn how to put that knowledge into practice, by appraising development proposals, advising on the management of sites, giving business presentations and devising real estate investment strategies. You test out your classroom learning in real buildings and real places by completing a number of field trips. These include local excursions, trips to UK cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and London, and a project-based visit to a major European city. In your third year you have the chance to put your professional skills to work with a placement at one of the major national or regional offices of surveying practices, developers or asset managers. Your placement year can usually contribute 200 days towards your professional experience requirement for your Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Assessment of Professional Competence.