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 law, institutions, and urban economies. The second aim is to provide students with the theoretical insight and analytical skills to identify and evaluate real estate investment opportunities in both private and public sectors, including land development, asset management, financial market transactions (e.g. REIT), and  innovative land conversion ventures (e.g. PERE). 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;
- Real estate management;
- Land economics;
- Planning and building development;
- Law for the real estate and construction industry;
- Real estate investment;
- Project workshop (RE) or Dissertation;
- Property valuation – principles and practices;
- Institutional analysis for urban studies; and
- Asset pricing theory for real estate

The elective courses can be chosen according to the choice of the following majors:
- MSc(Real Estate)
- MSc(Real Estate) majoring in Real Estate Investment and Finance
- MSc(Real Estate) majoring in Urban Development

MSc(RealEst) including all its majors is recognized by RICS and the General Practice Division of HKIS.  The MSc(RealEst) programme majoring in Urban Development is additionally accredited by the Planning and Development Division of HKIS.

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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