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    I am looking for a masters degree that is property development/surveying/quantity surveyancy related. The catch is I don't know which universities, if any, offer a well respected course in these topics. Could anyone help me out please?
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    Look at Cass Business School, Reading University and Aberdeen Uni
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    (Original post by Elipsis)
    I am looking for a masters degree that is property development/surveying/quantity surveyancy related. The catch is I don't know which universities, if any, offer a well respected course in these topics. Could anyone help me out please?
    What undergrad did you do?

    I know uni of Portsmouth does an MSc in property development.
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    what area of property?, for surveying go on the RICS website, they have a list of all accredited courses and you can filter by specialism/region etc etc. As long as the course you chose is accredited by the RICS you cant really go wrong. Reading is particularly good though, has an excellent reputation and good links with industry.
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    Sounds good guys. Shuvle, I did a history undergrad degree. Does anyone know what is available in Leeds, because i'm here for the next year. If there isn't anything worth doing I can wait until next year.
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    (Original post by Elipsis)
    Does anyone know what is available in Leeds, because i'm here for the next year.
    Leeds don't. Leeds Met do a couple of surveying courses:

    http://prospectus.leedsmet.ac.uk/mai....htm?ban=MSCBS

    http://prospectus.leedsmet.ac.uk/mai....htm?ban=QSCOM


    Your best bet is using this site to do a few searches. You'll get a good idea about what's around:

    http://www.prospects.ac.uk/cms/ShowP...h_gs/p!eefXfmd

    good luck
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    Real Estate Finance at LSE?
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    My aunt is a surveyor and partner at FPD Savills in London, and earns silly amounts of money, so she probably knows a thing or two about the industry, and raves about Aberdeen. Have a look here: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cpem/
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    (Original post by Elipsis)
    I am looking for a masters degree that is property development/surveying/quantity surveyancy related. The catch is I don't know which universities, if any, offer a well respected course in these topics. Could anyone help me out please?
    Why do you want to do a masters ? - what's your exit strategy, are you looking to do a Phd afterwards or do you want to get a job and if so what type of job ?
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    (Original post by ttx)
    Why do you want to do a masters ? - what's your exit strategy, are you looking to do a Phd afterwards or do you want to get a job and if so what type of job ?
    I would really like to go into property in a big way. I wanted to do some learning before going into it though, through a masters and possibly working for a larger organisation for a while. I'm almost certain i'd never do a phd though.
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    (Original post by 0404343m)
    My aunt is a surveyor and partner at FPD Savills in London, and earns silly amounts of money, so she probably knows a thing or two about the industry, and raves about Aberdeen. Have a look here: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cpem/
    Are there any other universities she likes that are in England?
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    (Original post by Elipsis)
    Are there any other universities she likes that are in England?
    Good question. She's from just outside London and deliberately went there (the furthest university in the British Isles from her home) because of its reputation for Land Economy/Planning. She did both UGrad and masters there, but I'll ask when I see her what she thinks, I'm sure people at Savills will have went to a variety of different places.
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    Elipsis, you need to consider which area you would like to go into, if you are more concerned with the surveying side you need to have an RICS accredited course, however if you want to go into planning (like myself) you need to look on the RTPI website. There are a handful of degrees that are accredited by both and open a lot of doors. If your UG is not in planning, you need to make sure the masters that you do is 'combined'. This means you meet the academic requirements for corporate membership to the RTPI (achieved after two years work experience). If you need to know anymore let me know, I'm currently in the process of starting my applications for next September.
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    (Original post by Townplanner88)
    Elipsis, you need to consider which area you would like to go into, if you are more concerned with the surveying side you need to have an RICS accredited course, however if you want to go into planning (like myself) you need to look on the RTPI website. There are a handful of degrees that are accredited by both and open a lot of doors. If your UG is not in planning, you need to make sure the masters that you do is 'combined'. This means you meet the academic requirements for corporate membership to the RTPI (achieved after two years work experience). If you need to know anymore let me know, I'm currently in the process of starting my applications for next September.
    I am definately much more interested in planning. My undergrad degree is in history, so which route do you think I should take? Is the Leeds Met masters respected in the industry? What does a combined masters degree involve? I am in the north east area for the next year at least, so it will have to be near by. Cheers mate.
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    (Original post by Elipsis)
    I am definitely much more interested in planning. My undergrad degree is in history, so which route do you think I should take? Is the Leeds Met masters respected in the industry? What does a combined masters degree involve? I am in the north east area for the next year at least, so it will have to be near by. Cheers mate.
    My UG is also in History and alot of the skills us Historians have are more transferable to planning rather than surveying, so i would recommend concentrating on that route. Here is a list of all the courses accredited by the RTPI - http://www.rtpi.org.uk/item/178/23/5/3. Remember you need to look for the 'combined' courses, not 'spatial' or 'specialized', as those are mainly for planning grads.

    As for reputation the official line from the RTPI is that all accredited courses are on par with each other. However there is fluctuations in the prospects after you graduate. Some Uni's focus very heavily on links with industry and employability (e.g Reading), others are more academic (e.g UCL). You need to look at the websites of courses in your area and decide which is the best one for you.

    My research has really been on the Uni's in the South of England and Wales as this is were I want to go. However I do know that Sheffield has a very good rep. Sheffield Hallam and Manchester are also good. I'm afraid Leeds met doesn't have quite as good rep as those. But bear in mind the RTPI considers them all equal. If its only practical to study at Leeds met then go there.
 
 
 
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