Abbreviation FT / PT
MSc(RealEst) FT / PT

The MSc(Real Estate) programme approaches real estate from a business and economic perspective. The aims of the programme are threefold. The first aim is to introduce students to real estate assets and markets, within the overall framework of national, regional and urban economies. The second aim is to provide students with the theoretical insight and the analytical skills to identify potentially viable real estate investments and real estate development opportunities, including identifying and structuring innovative land conversion ventures and real estate investment and project financing. The third aim is to equip students with the necessary management skills to understand and participate in functional and general management of enterprises active in real estate markets.


Each student must complete
(1) twelve courses including prescribed and elective courses; or
(2) nine courses including prescribed and elective courses plus a dissertation.

The prescribed courses are:
- Economics for professionals;
- Land economics;
- Law for the real estate and construction industry;
- Project workshop (RE); and
- Institutional analysis for urban studies

The elective courses can be chosen from a wide range of options depending on the choice of the following majors:
- MSc(Real Estate)
- MSc(Real Estate) majoring in:
       Property Rights
       Real Estate Investment and Finance
       Urban Development

The programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The Urban Development major is professionally accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) for the General Practice Division and the Planning and Development Division.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year)
Part Time (usually two to three years, with classes on evenings and Saturdays)

Medium of Instruction
English
Programme Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the programme, an applicant shall satisfy both the University Admission Requirements and the Programme Specific Requirements as listed below:

(a)  comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;

(b)  hold a Bachelor’s degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this  University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose;

(c) for an applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall satisfy the University English language requirement applicable to high degrees as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b).

(d) satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.

Programme Admissions Advisor
Dr Kelvin Wong
Tel: 2857 8628
Fax: 2559 9457
Email: reco@hku.hk

Contacts
Mr Carlos Lau
Tel: 2219 4406
Email: carloslau@hku.hk
Website:  http://fac.arch.hku.hk/rec

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