Professional/Short Course Real Estate Law

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 4 October 2021


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 seminar 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.

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.



This course is designed as an overview of Real Estate Law as it is practised by property professionals, covering the following areas:

  • property law
  • commercial and residential landlord and tenant
  • contract law
  • tort law
  • professional negligence
  • environmental law
  • professional ethics and the conveyancing process

It is delivered in a helpful, practical way by an experienced property lawyer and focusses on the key issues encountered in practice.

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 assignment is based around two elements: legal research on some aspect of the law; and interpretation of legal documents.


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 is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Investment Property Forum.

MSc Real Estate Management is 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

Cohort September 2021TimeLocation
Access to online resources - September 2021n/aOnline
Induction (Non-compulsory): students are welcome to attend these sessions which will introduce them to UWE online resources on the 27 September and 01 October 2021tbcOnline
Session 1 - Thursday 14 October 202110:00-17:00Frenchay Campus
Session 2 - Thursday 28 October 202110:00-17:00Frenchay Campus
Session 3 - Thursday 11 November 202110:00-17:00Frenchay Campus
Session 4 - Thursday 25 November 202110:00-17:00Frenchay Campus
Session 5 - Thursday 09 December 202110:00-17:00Frenchay Campus

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

Course fees

All prices are VAT exempt

CohortSeptember 2021
UK students£792.00
International students£1146.00

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 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
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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