Houses to homes

At a time when Britain is facing a profound housing crisis, social housing has risen up the political agenda and its priorities have become broader. This in turn has created more job opportunities and wider responsibilities within housing - this course will equip you to tackle these and achieve your full potential.

Alongside a strong core of technology, you’ll study aspects of property and contract law, project management and asset management. If you study full-time, there’ll be the chance to carry out a work placement in your third year, further improving your employment prospects.

We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2019.

Why Real Estate at LSBU?

  • No. 1 London university: for 'satisfied with teaching' and 'satisfied with assessment' in Building, town and country planning (Guardian League Table 2018).

  • We’re fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building.

  • Our staff is experts with many industry contacts.

  • Flexible study: study full-time or part-time one day a week.

  • Our subject-specific facilities include a Building Information Modelling (BIM Centre).

  • We’ve been educating building professionals for over 100 years – and have strong industry connections.

Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 3 years September Southwark Campus
Sandwich 4 years September Southwark Campus
Part-time 5 years September Southwark Campus


This course focuses on the appraisal of commercial property for occupation, development, and investment largely in an urban context. You'll develop property related skills and knowledge together with an understanding of finance, business management, and marketing in the context of the industry. Methods of assessment for course overall: 55% coursework.

Year 1

  • Construction technology and materials
  • Construction technology and structures
  • Introduction to valuations
  • Legal and economic context for the built environment
  • Real estate brokerage and managing the firm
  • Supporting Studies

Year 2

  • Real estate economics and finance
  • Applied valuations
  • Estate and property management
  • Property development
  • Planning and development control
  • Property law

Year 3

  • Optional placement year

Year 4

  • Advanced valuations
  • Corporate real estate management
  • Property investment appraisal
  • Project management
  • Dissertation

All modules are assessed by a mix of coursework, group coursework, presentations and exams.

This course is subject to validation and module content may change.


Our course is designed for those intending to work in general practice surveying, property management, property investment, property development and other property related fields.

Our School of the Built Environment and Architecture has an excellent reputation as a provider of high-quality education for Real Estate professionals. It has a very high success rate of graduates becoming Chartered Surveyors.

Employment prospects are excellent, with graduate opportunities at major real estate consultancies, as well as a broad range of property-related, private and public organizations.

Employability Service

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.


Vibrant and dynamic, the evolving London landscape is a huge asset and the focus of students' practical project work.

Teaching and learning

Personal Tutoring

As a Built Environment and Architecture student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.

Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.

Your tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.

You will have appointments with your personal tutor at least once a year for approximately 30 minutes throughout your course. You can contact your tutor for additional support by email or phone.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A Level ABB or;
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 30 Distinctions and 15 Merits or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 128 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.
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Last updated February 20, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
3 - 5 
9,250 GBP
Year 1 Full-time UK/EU fee: £9250; International fee: £13125. Year 1 Part-time UK/EU fee: £5550; International fee: £7875
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Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
End Date
Jan 24, 2022
Application deadline

Sep 23, 2019

Application deadline
End Date
Jan 24, 2022