UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
Master of Science in Real Estate

The Master of Science in Real Estate [MSc(RealEst)] programme approaches real estate from a business and economic perspective. The programme is designed to provide an advanced education in all major aspects of the land conversion process which affect decisions related to real estate in both the private and public sectors. Consequently it covers issues related to land policy as well as investment, finance and management and is orientated particularly towards Hong Kong and China as well as the various investment and development opportunities in the rest of the Asia Pacific Region. The programme helps students to broaden and deepen their knowledge and to apply their skills in solving complex problems associated with real estate development and investment.

Each student must complete:

  1. Twelve courses including prescribed and elective courses; or
  2. Nine courses including prescribed and elective courses plus a dissertation.*

The prescribed courses are:

  • Economics for professionals
  • Law for the real-estate and construction industry
  • Land economics
  • Project workshop
  • Institutional analysis for urban studies*

Elective courses can be chosen from a wide range of options, which vary according to the major chosen from among the following:

  • MSc(Real Estate)
  • MSc(Real Estate) majoring in:
  • Property Rights
  • Real Estate Investment and Finance
  • Urban Development

The programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The Urban Development major is professionally accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) in the General Practice Division and the Planning and Development Division.

*Subject to approval

Learning Outcomes

After completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively with other related professionals in the real estate and construction industries;
  2. Apply relevant theory to practice as it applies to real estate development and investment to suit different organizational and regional contexts;
  3. Integrate relevant knowledge in real estate development and investment with other disciplines in order to enhance professional practice skills;
  4. Apply critical thinking, analytical as well as research skills to investigate issues within the real estate industry in a local, regional and global context;
  5. Implement effective development and investment strategies to real estate and construction projects.

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