The Master of Science in Real Estate (MSc(RE)) programme approaches real estate from a business and economic perspective. The aims of the programme are threefold. The first aim is to introduce students to real estate assets and markets, within the overall framework of law, institutions, and urban economies. The second aim is to provide students with the theoretical insights and analytical skills to identify and evaluate real estate investment opportunities in both private and public sectors, including land development, asset management, financial market transactions (e.g. REIT), and innovative land conversion ventures (e.g. PERE). The third aim is to equip students with the necessary management skills to understand and participate in functional and general management of enterprises active in real estate markets.

MSc(RE), including all its majors, is recognized by RICS and both the General Practice Division and Planning & Development Division of HKIS.

Each year we target to admit about 60 MSc(RE) students, full-time and part-time.  Students come from all over the world – each class typically has a mix of 10 different nationalities.  Most of them come from top 300 or reputable universities around the world, including Australia, Canada, China, Germany, U.K. and U.S.A.  Their undergraduate majors are mainly business, architecture, engineering, social sciences and law.  They all have a strong interest in real estate through their work or personal experience – they might want to make a career change, become a professional, promote to a senior position, or manage a family business.  Students will have a lot of opportunities to learn from each other, as many  come from real estate related sectors such as developers, landlords, asset managers and professional consultants.

Learning Outcomes

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

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