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Investment and Finance in Property BSc (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

If you are interested in managing major property investments while working with large financial institutions and high profile clients, then BSc Investment and Finance in Property is the degree for you.Real Estate and Planning at the University of Reading ranks 2nd in the UK for 'Land and Property Management' (Complete University Guide, 2022). During this degree you will compare property to other forms of investment, developing strong financial expertise that will enable you to work not only in the property sector but also in wider financial roles.Our staff are world leaders in their fields and you can expect to be taught by internationally renowned experts, with a wealth of academic and professional experience.The programme matches the BSc Real Estate course for the first two years in order to build your foundation knowledge. In the final year your modules focus on investment and finance subjects and address both the theoretical and practical aspects of real estate markets. You will undertake a number of applied investment and finance projects to develop analytical and key employment skills.This programme has full accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Through our alumni association - the Reading Real Estate Foundation - we are in touch with more than 5,000 of our graduates. Many are actively involved with the department as mentors for our current students, hosting site visits or coming to the University as guest lecturers. You will receive one-to-one industry mentoring, providing real insight into the profession. We also host an annual Real Estate and Planning Careers Fair and an evening lecture series.**Career Development**We have a professional Careers Development Adviser who will help you with every aspect of the career development process, including identifying work placements, internships and permanent career opportunities.You can also benefit from individual advice on the preparation of CVs and application letters and runs workshops on the interview process.You also have the opportunity to take our work-based learning module, enabling you to gain credits towards your degree from relevant work experience undertaken while at university.**Careers**The University of Reading is acknowledged by major employers as one of Europe's leading providers of graduates in Real Estate and Planning, and more than 95% of our students have jobs at graduate level or are doing further study within six months of graduation (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2016/17).Our degrees open up a hugely diverse range of career opportunities; employers include real estate advisers, property developers, planning consultancies and financial institutions. You could join our graduates who are deciding the future of the Olympic Park, working on the planning of a new city in China for 30 million people, working on renewable energy projects, running a multi-million pound property fund investing in global real estate, working with local communities on inner city regeneration, making land purchase decision for HS2, re-developing Ascot racecourse or working with a Community Land Trust in the Rocky Mountains to name just a few examples.Typical job titles of our graduates include graduate surveyors, investment bankers, financial analysts, rural surveyors and planning consultants.We have a professional careers development adviser to support you in identifying work placements, internships and permanent career opportunities. Through the Reading Real Estate Foundation (RREF) you can receive one-to-one industry mentoring, providing real insight into the profession. RREF also runs regular industry events, such as an annual Real Estate and Planning Careers Fair and an evening lecture series.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,700per year

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University information

University of Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 105 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    127 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%



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