UCL Graduate degrees


Real Estate Economics and Investment Analysis MSc

The MSc in Real Estate Economics and Investment Analysis (REEIA) is designed to equip students with an understanding of the economics of the real estate market and give them the skills to use data to make informed investment decisions.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2021

Modes and duration

Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 9 November 2020
Close: 28 April 2021
Part-time and Flexible/Modular applicants
Open: 9 November 2020
Close: 31 May 2021
Applications may close earlier if all places on the programme are filled.

Tuition fees (2021/22)

£18,800 (FT)
£9,400 (PT)
£28,500 (FT)
£14,250 (PT)

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

UK Bachelor’s degree in a numerate subject (e.g. Economics, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Computer Science) awarded with at least an Upper Second-class Honours (2:1), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. If the Bachelor’s degree is in a non-numerate discipline, the candidate may be accepted if they have professional experience in a numerate field.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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About this degree

  • A unique new master's programme, combining theoretical insights with practical applications
  • Teaching is pioneering a focus on theory and data-driven decision making 
  • The programme teaches collecting, processing and interpreting data in the property market 
  • Classes are based on real life problems being addressed using the latest academic thinking

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of six compulsory modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits), and a dissertation (60 credits).

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Compulsory modules

Students need to take all six compulsory modules.

  • Real Estate and Urban Economics
  • Financial Economics of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Data Analysis
  • Analytical Property Valuation
  • Property Investment Analysis
  • Real Estate Asset Management

Optional modules

Up to 30 credits of options drawn from the following and two must be chosen:

  • BCPM0003 Construction Booms and Slumps
  • BCPM0004 Construction Clients and the Market for Contracts
  • BCPM0005 Economics of Appraisal of Construction Projects
  • BCPM0006 The Economics of Speculative Construction Development
  • BCPM0007 Managing Professional Practice in Construction
  • BCPM0008 Construction Industry Development
  • BCPM0015 School of Construction and Project Management Dissertation
  • BCPM0025 Relationships and Marketing
  • BCPM0026 Economics and Finance
  • BCPM0028 Supply Chain Management
  • BCPM0031 Exploring Project Requirements
  • BCPM0033 The Project Operational Legacy
  • BCPM0037 Managing the Enterprise-Project Relationship
  • BCPM0039 Procurement of Construction, Engineering and Professional Services
  • BCPM0040 Organisations and People in Projects
  • BCPM0041 Managing Construction
  • BCPM0043 Enterprise Management: Relationships between Firms
  • BCPM0044 Capturing and Delivering Value
  • BCPM0045 The Construction Firm
  • BCPM0046 Environmental Sustainability in the Construction Sector

Optional modules are subject to space availability.


All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words (60 credits).

Teaching and learning

Teaching is designed to support a mix of theoretical knowledge, practical skills and experiential learning. In particular, the programme adopts a problem-based approach to teaching technical skills and focuses on achieving and interpreting outcomes rather than understanding the details of processes. There is no single module dedicated to technical skills. Instead, these skills are taught as solutions to problems posed by theory or practice.

Around 20% of students' time is spent in lectures and tutorials, 50% on assignments and coursework and the remainder in independent study. 

Additional costs

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.


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For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.


The course is purposefully open-ended in the sense that it offers skills applicable in multiple industries and sectors. While many students may target jobs in the financial industry, actual job destinations may vary. One unifying theme is that careers will be relying on analytical and technical skills as well as an understanding of the recent developments in real estate research.


Through events aimed at industry and alumni organised by The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, you will have the opportunity to meet like-minded professionals in the field. Each year the School also hosts a series of careers events for students - including CV and interview skills sessions, a dedicated Careers Fair, site visits and an alumni panel event. UCL Careers also offers a regular programme of careers fairs and practical sessions on careers advice.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Real estate is an important asset class. It is the most popular alternative to stocks and bonds and has an important place in investment portfolios of most investors seeking diversification. In fact, in most countries the property market has a higher market capitalisation than the stock market and comprises over 60% of the average household’s wealth. Therefore, both economics and financial economics of the real estate market are rapidly growing fields. At the same time, while availability of data has been hindering progress of research in this area for decades, recent developments in data collection and analysis offer opportunities recognized by academics and practitioners alike. This programme offers an in depth understanding of how this market works and how its constant changes can be analysed using data.

MSc REEIA has three aims:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of how real estate markets work based on the latest academic research.
  • Provide cutting edge analytical frameworks for data driven investment decision making.
  • Apply modern methods to collect and interpret property market data.

Department: Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Application and next steps


Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

This programme requires two references. Further information regarding references can be found in our How to apply section.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

Who can apply?

The course is open to students with some experience of university-level mathematics or/and statistics.

Application deadlines

All applicants
28 April 2021
Part-time and Flexible/Modular applicants
31 May 2021

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Real Estate Economics and Investment Analysis at graduate level
  • why you want to study Real Estate Economics and Investment Analysis at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Please upload a personal statement. Your statement should be clearly written, and be no more than 500 words. 

  • Tell us why you want to study the MSc Real Estate Economics and Investment Analysis.
  • What do you consider to be one of your key strengths, relevant to the programme?
  • How do you hope your studies will help your future individual and career development?

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