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    I've just found out that this course is available at Northumbria Uni, it sounds really interesting but I'm honestly not sure what I could do with it after uni. I'm really interested in working in selling property, helping with the developement of properties etc etc would this course help me do that? What else could you do with it? I want to study something I'm interested in but at the same time I don't want to study something that will turn out to be virtually useless once i have graduated. Thanks.
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    Anyone, please?
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    If there's anyone who can help me this is the link to the course descriptor http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/?view=C...l&code=UUSESM1

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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    This really isn't my field (no property/ land acquisition pun intended, ho ho ho) , but i'll give you my opinion.

    The description of that course states that...

    (Original post by Estate Management BSc(Hons))
    It covers the breadth of work typically undertaken by members of the commercial property and valuation faculties of the RICS and is a natural progression to a career as a Chartered Surveyor.
    So basically it leads well into further study/experience to eventually become a Chartered Surveyor and the course is certified by the RICS. Chartered Surveyors have a title that is protected by law much the same way as an architect and it is a professional who is concerned with a really wide variety of issues to do with property and the built environment.

    more info on their website http://www.rics.org/

    (Original post by Wikipedia)
    The expertise of RICS members covers all property and construction related activities. Activities in which members may be specialists include:
    Licensed Property
    Land Surveying
    Property Transactions - estate agency, development appraisal, investment advice
    Property Fund Management
    Property valuation surveying
    Auctioneering
    Building Surveying
    Facilities Management
    Mineral Surveying
    Project Management
    Construction Cost Management - Quantity Surveying
    Party wall Surveying
    Dispute Resolution
    Management Consulting
    Antiques and Fine Art
    Property Agency
    Property Development and Regeneration
    The RICS also has specialist designations such as 'Chartered Building Surveyor' and Chartered Quantity Surveyor' and these members have to have undertaken a specific specialist route for qualification and membership.
    So basically that appears to be what the course sets you up for.

    However, if you just want to sell property then I suggest you save your £9,000+ and just go and get a job as an estate agent, or perhaps with a company developing sites with an in house marketing wing to sell them off.

    The blurb released with that course gives you a very detailed description though, I'm not quite sure why you were confused about it.
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    helloo,
    i'm doing this course at northumbria, and i'm thinking if thats what you want to do then this is the right course, but you could just get a job in an estate agents, i want to be a chartered surveyor
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    Hello,

    At present i am currently researching how to become a chartered surveyor, and what options that are available to me.

    I am 23 years of age, i have just finished a 4 (sandwich-course) year BSc (Hons) degree in business & IT at Leeds Metropolitan University of which i obtained a 1st classification. On my sandwich year i conducted a years industrial work placement working for Balfour Beatty, as an IT support analyst.

    Upon graduation i have been attempting to find a exciting and lucrative career in IT but as of yet i have not been able to find one, and I am now starting to think that maybe IT is not really the sector want to go into! Rather than waiting around for the perfect job to come along, i have decided to take on some temporary work whilst i look for a potential career. So at present i am working for an estate agency/Chartered Surveyor company as an estate agent. I am currently carrying out all the basic roles and responsibilities of an estate agent such as negotiating & liaising between the vendors, potential purchasers and solicitors etc.I have done several viewings and have gained quite a good feel for what the role entails. Although this position has equipped me with an array of skills/knowledge i still feel as though i am under-achieving. Therefore i have started looking into the routes that are available for me to become a Chartered Surveyor. I understand that i would have to undertake a 1 years Conversion/Masters course, and then undertake a 2 years APC - work-based training scheme.

    Firstly i would like to know what is the best conversion course to take, and also which are the best universities that offer these types of courses?

    Secondly would it be possible to undertake the first year of the APC while also carrying out the conversion course?

    Thirdly are accredited CS's currently in demand even in this current economic climate?

    Any help, information and advice would be highly appreciated.

    Kind Regards,

    Anthony
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    (Original post by Wainey05)
    Hello,

    At present i am currently researching how to become a chartered surveyor, and what options that are available to me.

    I am 23 years of age, i have just finished a 4 (sandwich-course) year BSc (Hons) degree in business & IT at Leeds Metropolitan University of which i obtained a 1st classification. On my sandwich year i conducted a years industrial work placement working for Balfour Beatty, as an IT support analyst.

    Upon graduation i have been attempting to find a exciting and lucrative career in IT but as of yet i have not been able to find one, and I am now starting to think that maybe IT is not really the sector want to go into! Rather than waiting around for the perfect job to come along, i have decided to take on some temporary work whilst i look for a potential career. So at present i am working for an estate agency/Chartered Surveyor company as an estate agent. I am currently carrying out all the basic roles and responsibilities of an estate agent such as negotiating & liaising between the vendors, potential purchasers and solicitors etc.I have done several viewings and have gained quite a good feel for what the role entails. Although this position has equipped me with an array of skills/knowledge i still feel as though i am under-achieving. Therefore i have started looking into the routes that are available for me to become a Chartered Surveyor. I understand that i would have to undertake a 1 years Conversion/Masters course, and then undertake a 2 years APC - work-based training scheme.

    Firstly i would like to know what is the best conversion course to take, and also which are the best universities that offer these types of courses?

    Secondly would it be possible to undertake the first year of the APC while also carrying out the conversion course?

    Thirdly are accredited CS's currently in demand even in this current economic climate?

    Any help, information and advice would be highly appreciated.

    Kind Regards,

    Anthony
    are you planning to do the post-grad part time? i think some unis require that you have a placement with an employer. i'm not aware of being able to take the first year of the APC while doing the course, but i'm just assuming because of the fact that you can't do the first year of the APC when studying an undergrad part-time.

    supposedly i've been told by a lecturer that 1/3 of chartered surveyors will retire in several years because of the 50% decline of surveying degrees in the 90's, so there will be a great demand for them. 1/3 seems a bit extreme though.

    and as long as the courses is RICS accredited, you're sorted.
 
 
 
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