Specialising in the economic analysis of commercial and residential real estate markets using qualitative and econometric methods.

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The real estate group is part of the Business School and runs the Centre for Real Estate Research (CRER). Members of the group have attracted funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the EU, and a range of commercial and professional sponsors including the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Investment Property Forum (IPF). The group has industry links and publishes for instance the quarterly Aberdeen Housing Market Report.

The members of the real estate group conduct also research and research supervision with members of other groups within and outwith the Business School, for instance on the performance of investment funds and aspects of capital investments of universities (with members of the finance group of the Business School) and on GP business and location choices (with members of the health economics group of the Medical School).

Our Research

Real Estate research is integrated across five distinct research themes in our Business School. These themes are carried through into our Research Centres and current research projects. Find out more about our staff research interests on our departmental pages.

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            Aberdeen Global Scholarship (EU)

            The Aberdeen Global Scholarship is open to European Union (EU) students.

            This is a £2,000 tuition fee discount available to eligible self-funded Postgraduate Masters students who are classed as International fee status and are domiciled in the EU, plus another £3,000 discount for eligible Postgraduate Masters students who would have previously been eligible for Home fees (Scottish/EU) fee status.

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            Entry Requirements

            All applicants for the research degree programmes must have at least an upper-second Honours degree in real estate, economics, finance, business management, spatial planning or a related subject. If English is not your first language you must also show evidence of attaining standards in English. Details of English language criteria

            All applicants for the research degree programmes must have prior training in research methods, in particular if the research requires quantitative analysis.

            Applicants must provide a detailed research proposal with their application and should include two academic references from their most recent academic institution.

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            Business School 88 per cent

            In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, 88% of research in the Business School was assessed as having ‘outstanding' or 'very considerable' impacts on society, organisations, and the economy. 

            Business School Research 71 per cent

            In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, 71% of research in the Business School was graded as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent.


            Graduates of the research programmes have been successful in establishing careers in a wide range of industries and sectors and can be found in many leading national and international industrial and financial organisations as well as universities.

            Many of our overseas students return to senior positions in their own country.

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