Professional/Short Course Strategic Estate Management

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Architecture and the Built Environment
10 weeks
Online distance learning (self-study) and 5 one-hour webinars (5 hours) at set times, every other week.
Programme leader
Grazyna Wiejak-Roy

On demand

Page last updated 18 September 2020


Module counts towards: MSc/PgCert/PgDip Real Estate Finance and Investment (Distance Learning) MSc/PgCert/PgDip Real Estate Management (Distance Learning)

The department of Architecture and Built Environment are pleased to offer a suite of postgraduate level modules in Real Estate Management as continuing professional development (CPD). Offering practical application alongside theoretical underpinning to help develop and broaden your knowledge in the topic.

This suite consists of courses covering the following topics:

Delivered as blended learning over a ten week period, you will have access to your course materials via our online learning platform to work though in your own time, while live webinar sessions, every other week, will provide an opportunity for you to discuss the materials in more depth.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for participants wishing to undertake this course as a stand-alone CPD course without the optional course assessment.

If you wish to complete the course assessment you are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent) in a related area or alternatively have relevant industrial experience in property.

We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the assessment.



The recession of the early 1990s reinforced the importance of property and facilities management in corporations. As a result practitioners in both commercial and public sectors are sought who have a wider experience of the built environment and business, and opportunities are increasing in this field from financial, investment and occupational sectors.

The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of organisational theory, corporate structures and the application of advanced management techniques (facilities, space planning and resource management).

To accomplish this, the module aims to equip you with an understanding of:

  • the role property plays within the economy, organisations and the wider community,
  • the importance of a strategic approach to the management of property assets,
  • the importance of aligning real estate strategies with business strategies,
  • the value that property and facilities management can add to an organisation in terms of profit/cost, service delivery and corporate image.

Submit an Enquiry Form to receive our Course Brochure with further details about the course and assessment options.

Learning and Teaching

With an online course you have the flexibility to fit your studies around personal and professional commitments, with access to our learning resources any time and from anywhere in the world. Studying while you work also provides valuable opportunities to apply what you have learned directly to your role. We use the latest online learning technology to make your distance learning experience as effective and rewarding as our traditionally taught courses.

You'll have access to recorded lectures from leading academics in the real estate management industry. Alongside these recorded lectures, you'll be able to attend 5 one-hour live webinar workshops, every other week, via 'Blackboard Collaborate'. This comprehensive learning platform provides your entire course content, and puts you in contact with your tutor and fellow students.


We assess your work through a variety of coursework assignments, including essays, reports, surveys and presentations. We also encourage you to do 'formative work' to prepare for assessment. This does not count towards final marks, but the feedback you receive helps improve your performance.

The assessment is a 15 minute video presentation and an executive summary addressing application of principles and methods for estate strategic management.


Professional accreditation

For individuals attending without undertaking the assessment, this course counts as formal CPD required by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

If you undertake the module accreditation and decide to continue with your studies, this module can be used towards our following awards:

Study facilities

UWE Bristol has invested significantly in online resources to support your distance learning study. We use the 'Blackboard Collaborate' online platform to deliver an integrated learning experience to you and you also have access to a vast number of professional and academic journals and databases online through the UWE Bristol library.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Course Dates


To online materials

from 28 September 2020

Webinar (live session), every other week on Thursdays

15 October 2020 to

10 December 2020

17:30 - 18:30

Course Fees

All prices are VAT exempt

CohortSeptember 2020
UK/EU students fee£792
International students fee£792

For information on fees, managing your money and determining your fee status, please go to our fees and funding pages.

How to apply

How to apply

As this module carries university accreditation, please note that once you have submitted your booking form, you will be required to provide the following supporting information to the administration team for the module tutor to be able to review and formally accept your application as required by the university:

  • An up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae (including contact details of a work or academic reference)
  • A brief personal statement to support your application
  • A copy of your highest qualification certificate and transcript of modules studied
  • A copy of photographic proof of ID (i.e. driver's licence/passport). For non UK students, this must be a copy of your passport
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For further information

  • Email: For specific questions in relation to the course, i.e. content, suitability, assessments, etc. please contact programme leaders Thomas Appleby ( or Grazyna Wiejak-Roy ( For all queries regarding administration aspects of registration, i.e. dates, fees, etc. please contact us using the online enquiry form link or telephone number below.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 3286 927