The Master of Land Economy (MLE) in Rural Surveying and Rural Property Management is a 12 month taught postgraduate programme concerned with the management of land and its resources, rural businesses and their associated activities and interests.
The programme is designed for graduates from any discipline and is the only Masters programme of its kind in Scotland, accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and allows graduates to proceed to the Assessment of Professional Competence and full professional membership of the RICS.
This postgraduate degree provides a range of knowledge and skills e.g. land management, public policy, law, planning, economics, and valuation, integrated to meet the future challenges facing landowners and land managers.
In particular, there is an emphasis on developing an understanding of traditional land management (agriculture, forestry, sporting) as well as emerging land uses (environmental and conservation activities, countryside access and leisure, steading conversions, telecommunication masts and wind turbines). This is combined with the business skills necessary for successful decision-making and rural business management.