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Course Overview

The student will be required to successfully secure an internship in a real estate organisation based in the UK. The student will be required to complete a period of real estate relevant work experience (minimum 150 hours) plus complete an associated research-based research report examining connections between theories, principles and professional practice in real estate. The internship maybe paid or unpaid. Where the student does not hold a UK passport, it will be the student’s responsibility to check whether they are eligible to work in the UK given visa regulations.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No

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What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of MSc in Real Estate (Commercial Option) or MSc in Real Estate (International Option) or MSc Finance and Real Estate (Includes Cfa Exam) or MSc Finance and Real Estate
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


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Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

It is the student’s responsibility to secure the internship opportunity with a relevant company. A minimum of 150 hours of relevant work experience is required.

A Practice Research Report is to be completed following the internship and will take the form of a professional report (maximum 9,000 words), along with a critical reflection on the learning journey (maximum 1,000 words).

It is expected that this report will be underpinned by rigorous and critical examination of the existing literature in the field. The Practice Research Report may be based around a topic that has been pre-identified and possibly partly pre-constructed in your internship environment and framed around an issue of operational relevance to the internship provider.

Key relevant data may be readily available from or through the internship and the outcome of the study may have direct relevance to the internship provider, although this is not a requirement.

The student will be required to specify the scope of their research enquiry and once this has been agreed, submit a critical literature review at a mid-point in the module. The literature review will be worth 25% of the overall work (max 2,500 words).


The full Practice Research Report and critical reflection will be worth 75% of the marks (max 10,000 words).


The employer will also be required to complete a short assessment on the student’s performance and attendance. While this assessment will not form part of the formal assessment, non or poor attendance during the obligatory 150 hours of relevant work experience could lead to withdrawal of the student’s class certificate.

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

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Course Learning Outcomes

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