Program Overview

Our course has been developed to cater for the property industry's growing need for financially-literate graduates with specialist investment and finance knowledge. There is an ever-growing relationship between property, investment and financial markets, making the field increasingly dynamic and graduates within it some of the highest paid.

You'll develop core property industry knowledge and skills in areas including investment and financial project management, financial risk management, negotiation, valuation, portfolio management, investment appraisal, business planning, financial regulations and sustainability of financial investment projects.


NottinghamUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 16,200


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What you’ll study

The course provides you with detailed specialist knowledge and skills in areas including investment and financial project management, financial risk management, negotiation, valuation, portfolio management, investment appraisal, business planning, financial regulations and sustainability of financial investment projects.

You'll develop a significant knowledge of financial markets, investment opportunities and stock markets in practice throughout the course, enabling you to experience how to make money from real estate as an individual and for big industry players.

Year One

Professional, Academic and Business Skills (20 credits)

  • This module provides you with an introduction to academic study, to the built environment professions, and to the nature of the work carried out by surveyors.

Surveying Skills (20 credits)

  • This module will provide you with an introduction to practice and surveying skills, which will be developed throughout the course of your degree and in the workplace.

Construction (20 credits)

  • The Construction module introduces you to a range of technical, practical and environmental principles involved in the construction of a range of traditional and nontraditional buildings.
  • It provides a framework for understanding the environmental impact of buildings and introduces the concept of building pathology, which examines why buildings fail.

Economics and Valuation (20 credits)

  • This module introduces property economics and the links between the economy and the property market, as well as giving you a overview of property valuation.
  • By the end of the module, you will be able to use economic concepts and the theory of supply and demand to explain activities in the construction and property market.

Law (20 credits)

  • This module introduces you to the English legal system with a focus on civil law affecting the property industry. You will gain an understanding of how this law operates and an introduction to how it impacts on society and the property professions.

Planning and Land Use (20 credits)

  • This module introduces the concepts and principles of the planning system.
  • The content of the module is underpinned by the concept of sustainable development, and it considers the impact of climate change on how cities will evolve and adapt in the future.

Year Two

Valuation (20 credits)

  • In this module you will develop knowledge and understanding of the different approaches to the valuation of property, and examine the application of different techniques employed in the valuation process.

Real Estate Economics (20 credits)

  • The module develops an understanding of the links between the wider economy and the property industry.
  • You will use economic models to understand property market behaviour. The property market will be broken down into its various components, and different property use types will be studied.

Property Management and Agency (40 credits)

  • This module provides an introduction to the principles, procedures and practices of commercial estate management, property agency, and landlord and tenant law.
  • You will develop an awareness of the interrelationship between property agents, asset managers and their various clients, and the implications and application of marketing within the property industry.

Property Development: Principles and Practice (20 credits)

  • This module introduces you to the development process and the commercial drivers behind it. You will examine the roles of various participants in the development process and how they affect its end product.
  • You will look at how commercial, financial, economic, legal, planning, design and physical development considerations contribute towards development schemes.
  • There will also be the opportunity to investigate how development proposals are brought from initiation though to delivery on site.

Employability and Commercial Awareness (20 credits)

  • This module provides guidance for gaining and preparing for employment within the property sector.
  • You will be introduced to the requirements for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence, and the principles of employment law, Health and Safety at Work regulations, and related procedures.

Year Three

Sandwich placement year

In your third year, you'll have the opportunity to take a year-long, full-time placement. This will give you real, hands-on experience and open up exciting opportunities for your future employment. Many students return to their placement company after graduation.

Recent placement destinations have included AXA, Gerald Eve LLP, Lambert Smith Hampton, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL and Savills, and more. The majority of these roles come with a salary, with some students earning up to £20,000 for their year. Roles have included planner, assistant surveyor, assistant commercial surveyor, sales consultant in land and investment, and many more.

The majority of companies are RICS-accredited, which means the year counts towards your RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and becoming a Chartered Surveyor.

Study abroad

If you're studying on our sandwich route you can also opt to study abroad for a full academic year, or for a semester, during Year Three. This is an optional and additional period of study that complements your degree at NTU as an alternative to taking a work placement.

This is an exciting opportunity to experience a different national culture, teaching and learning styles and subjects in an international environment. The destination university must be a year abroad / exchange partner of NTU or member of a formally recognised scheme such as the International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP).

Our NTU Global and student mobility team will support you in finding the right opportunity from one of the many international partners available around the world.

Successful completion of a period of international study will earn you a standalone award – an International Study Certificate (minimum six weeks) or the International Study Diploma (minimum 36 weeks).

Final year

Investment Appraisal and Valuation (20 credits)

  • This module will enable you to develop detailed and critical understanding of principles, theories, techniques and practices relating to the appraisal and valuation of capital investments, with particular emphasis on real estate investments.
  • You will develop and apply the understanding and skills necessary to produce investment and market valuations, and undertake comprehensive appraisal, evaluation and interpretation of real estate investment performance, at single asset and portfolio levels.

Portfolio and Fund Management (40 credits)

  • This module provides you with a broad understanding of the key principles of investment portfolio management theory and practice, in the context of direct and indirect property investment vehicles.
  • You will develop an understanding of how portfolios are constructed and how performance is obtained, measured and improved through strategic stock selection and asset management techniques.
  • The module will encourage you to appreciate direct property as an asset class alongside other classes, principally equities (including indirect property vehicles) and gilts.

Real Estate Funding (40 credits)

  • This module is designed to develop a wide range – and critical understanding – of the principles, theories, techniques and practices relating to: property investment and project finance, corporate finance, financial risk management, financial regulation, liquidity of financial markets, bonds, equity and stock market behaviour and property finance negligence.

Research Project (20 credits)

  • This module requires you to investigate a topic of your choice in an extended project. You will critically analyse existing literature, recommend and apply suitable research methods, analyse data, and produce conclusions and recommendations.
  • Using your independent research skills, you'll develop a deeper knowledge of how the market behaves, investigate how it could be developed and how to make a real contribution to the real estate industry through your research.

English Language Requirements

If English isn’t your first language, studying in the UK can be very challenging. That's why we make sure you have the language skills you need to succeed right from the start. We’ve listed our English language entry requirements here and the qualifications we accept. You'll also find information about Pre-sessional English courses on this page.


We accept a range of English language qualifications, including IELTS.

You’ll need to achieve the required grade in one of our accepted English language tests, such as IELTS.

Please note there are different types of IELTS test available, and it is important that you take the correct one.

Please note we do not currently accept ‘IELTS Indicator’ or 'IELTS Online' test scores.

We've listed IELTS academic test grade needed for all courses in the table below.

NTU School (or course) Undergraduate (Bachelors)
IELTS academic test grade
Postgraduate (Masters)
IELTS academic test grade

School of Art & Design
All undergraduate practice-based courses

School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

6.0 with minimum of 5.5 in each component

This requirement is for Year One entry only. If you're starting in Year Two or final year you'll need a higher grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

School of Science and Technology

6.0 with minimum of 5.5 in each component

This requirement is for Year One entry only. If you're starting in Year Two or final year you'll need a higher grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

Nottingham Business School

6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component

For 1-year Masters you'll need a 6.5 grade overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For 2-year Masters you'll need a 6.5 grade overall with a minimum of 6.0 in speaking and listening, and 5.5 in reading and writing.

School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

School of Arts and Humanities (see below for Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism)

Nottingham Institute of Education

Nottingham Law School (see below for BTC)

School of Social Sciences (see below for BA (Hons) and MA Social Work, and BSc (Hons) Nursing).

School of Art & Design

All postgraduate courses, and:

BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Branding
BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion
BA (Hons) Fashion Management
BA (Hons) International Fashion Business

6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component

6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component

Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism  7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in speaking and listening
Barristers Training Courses
For the BTC we accept the IELTS, Pearson Test of English (Academic), and TOEFL iBT. We do not accept any other English language test.

IELTS: 7.5 with a minimum of 7.5 in each component

Pearson: 73 overall with 73 in each component.

TOEFL iBT: 107 overall with at least 27 in Reading,  27 in Listening,  24 in Speaking and 29 in Writing

BA (Hons) and MA Social Work  7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) and BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)

IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Speaking & Writing, and 5.5 in Listening and Reading

All postgraduate research degrees   6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).
Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP)

There are entry requirements for PEAP courses so that we can decide how many weeks you need to complete.

To comply with Tier 4 visa regulations you must have an IELTS academic test taken at an approved UKVI testing centre.

**Please note that the date of your IELTS academic test result must be within two years of your degree course start date.**

Alternative English language tests accepted by the University

We accept any of the qualifications listed here as an alternative to IELTS.

In most cases the grades specified are acceptable for courses requiring an IELTS 6.5 (with 5.5 in each component) unless otherwise stated.

Please note that we do not accept the Duolingo English test.

The cost of studying at Nottingham Trent University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen.

Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay £16,200 annually, to study in Nottingham Trent University.

NTU is ranked 5th in the UK for Land & Property Management
 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022).

Our course is designed to prepare you to succeed in the property industry, through work placements, working on real projects from
industry, input from industry professionals, and regularly updated course content.

Where do Property Finance and Investment graduates from NTU work?

NTU has a strong property alumni community, with many graduates working in senior positions in leading national and international companies.

Recent BSc (Hons) Property Finance and Investment graduate destinations have included:

  • Montagu Evans
  • NG Chartered Surveyors
  • SGP Property
  • AXA Investment Managers
  • Transport for London (TfL)
  • HMRC

Graduate roles include rent renewer, chartered surveyor, and commercial property surveyor.


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