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. Real estate is a fascinating multi-disciplinary subject area – because it requires you to understand property as a both a physical part of the built environment and as a key part of the business world. A commercial real estate surveyor needs to understand • real estate valuation • facilities and asset management • economics, finance and investment • sustainable planning and development • building technology • law • marketing, negotiation and agency and this course addresses all of these. 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. **Structure of the course** The first year focuses on getting you familiar with the built environment and excited about a career in real estate. We introduce key concepts across a range of subject areas, so that these can inform subsequent study and practical application. In the second year you focus on getting to a competent level for real estate professional practice – so that you can apply your learning safely and productively on placement. Then in the final year, you study advanced modules that draw upon your placement experience and supplement it through a focus on a range of strategic real estate functions, showing you how to add value in your graduate career through your leadership and innovation. **Building professionalism** On this course you are encouraged to see yourself as a future leader in this field. Building professionalism is a key feature of this course, and it is addressed from the first year onwards. The course prepares you for interdisciplinary teamwork in professional practice through a series of integrated professional skills modules which aim to boost your employability, and your confidence, by showing you how your technical learning relates to your future career, and give you the experience of the multidisciplinary projects that you will work on as a real estate professional. **Field trips** 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. **Work placements** 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. **Study abroad** You also have the chance to develop your international perspective of real estate and enhance your employability globally by studying abroad during second year through our Erasmus programme. **Teaching** You are taught by lecturers who have professional experience of working as chartered surveyors, planners, lawyers or engineers, and who understand the reality of professional practice. You learn in our state-of-the-art teaching facilities, and also out in the built environment itself.