Professional/Short Course Strategic Estate Management

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Architecture and the Built Environment
5 sessions over 10 weeks
Through seminars and online resources
Course Director
Dr Thomas Appleby

Page last updated 12 October 2021


Module counts towards: MSc/PgCert/PgDip Real Estate Finance and Investment; MSc/PgCert/PgDip Real Estate Management

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 attending weekly seminar sessions 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.

If English is not your country's first language, you will be required to provide evidence to show you meet the University's minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on our English Language Requirements webpage.



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.

Learning and Teaching

This course will be delivered as seminars with resources available online to support your studies. You will 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.

Our 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

If you undertake the module accreditation and decide to continue with your studies, this module equals 15 credits and can be used towards our following postgraduate awards:

MSc Real Estate Finance and Investment - accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Investment Property Forum.

MSc Real Estate Management - accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

PGCert/PgDip Real Estate Finance and Investment

PGCert/PgDip Real Estate Management

Study facilities

UWE Bristol is superbly equipped with libraries and computer labs, and an excellent campus environment. Our online learning environments 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

This course is planned to run again in 2022. Course dates, updated fees and online booking forms will be published here in the summer of 2022. Please complete our online enquiry form below to be notified once these details are made available.

Cohort TBC 2022TimeLocation
Access to online resources - TBC 2022n/aOnline
Induction (Non-compulsory): students are welcome to attend these sessions which will introduce them to UWE online resources - TBCTBCOnline
Session 1 - TBC10:00-17:00Frenchay Campus
Session 2 - TBC10:00-17:00Frenchay Campus
Session 3 - TBC10:00-17:00Frenchay Campus
Session 4 - TBC10:00-17:00Frenchay Campus
Session 5 - TBC10:00-17:00Frenchay Campus

Should government restrictions be enforced this module will move to online delivery.

Course Fees

As an indication, the cost of this course was £792.00 UK and £1146.00 for International participants in the last academic year, so there might be a small increase for 2022. Please complete our online enquiry form below to be notified once these details are made available.

All prices are VAT exempt

CohortTBC 2022
UK students£TBC
International students£TBC

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

This course is planned to run again in 2022. Course dates, updated fees and online booking forms will be published here in the summer of 2022. Please complete our online enquiry form below to be notified once these details are made available.

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 for the Programme Leader 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
TBC 2022 Enquire now

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