**What is an Accelerated Degree?** The School of the Built Environment now offers a new mode of study for many of its undergraduate courses; the Accelerated Degree. Whilst covering the same content as a traditional three year undergraduate degree, the accelerated degree is taught over three trimesters rather than two semesters. This more intense mode of study means that you can complete your degree in a shorter period of time, therefore allowing you to progress more quickly into work or further study. If you choose to study Property and Real Estate as a day-release accelerated degree, you will complete it in three years rather than five. The traditional three year full-time and five year part-time options for this course are still available. **Property and Real Estate** This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) meaning that you will be educated to the highest industry standards as well as developing your knowledge of the economic, legal, technical and managerial aspects of property and real estate. If you wish to work in the property and real estate sector you must possess many key skills and competencies in areas such as valuation, development, investment and management. Property and real estate experts have an extensive understanding of the industry, and are able to confidently display a variety of proficiencies and professional knowledge to clients. This course will prepare you for a career in the property and real estate sector, combining academic study with the application of professional skills and competencies. Modules and assessments emulate typical issues encountered in professional practice, and you will work closely with other built environment students, mirroring the multidisciplinary, team-based approach of the modern construction and property industry. Additionally you will have the opportunity to enhance your professional knowledge by completing a one-year placement, which you arrange with our support, with a national or regional surveying practice or related employer.