BSc (Hons) Real Estate (Including Foundation Year)

The Foundation Year in Real Estate forms part of an integrated four-year degree programme, and is designed for students who do not currently meet the admissions criteria for direct entry onto a degree course in subjects including BSc (Hons) Real Estate.

Real Estate is the cornerstone of the Built Environment. Society needs spaces in which to live and work and support the functioning of our economy.

The BSc (Hons) Real Estate course explores the fundamentals of the Built Environment centering on thematic pillars such as Construction, Finance, Law, Technology, and Management, with a focus on Real Estate skills such as Valuation and Asset Management.

The course has a strong employability focus developing insight into commercial management & enterprise and can be studied full-time as well as part-time, allowing for the opportunity to earn and learn.

Graduates of BSc (Hons) Real Estate would have the choice of a variety of roles across the public sector in health, education, and housing, and in the private sector in consultancies and commercial real estate firms.

This course is subject to validation.

UCAS Code Study Mode
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
K44F Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A
UCAS Code Study Mode
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
K44F Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A

This course will introduce all aspects of property management, including:

  • valuation
  • development
  • sustainability
  • financing projects

There will be a comprehensive review of real estate – from development, investment and management, through to sale and acquisition, developing student skills areas including business planning and project management and learning the relationships between – and the demands of – occupiers to developers, investors and funders.

This entry criteria details typical offers, however, USW has a Contextual Admissions Policy and considers eligible applicants on an individual basis.  Under the Policy we could make a personalised offer based on aspects of the UCAS application or have results considered individually when you receive them.  Here is a link to our Contextual Admissions Policy Statement. 

Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable. 

Typical A-Level Offer


Typical Welsh BACC Offer


Typical BTEC Offer

BTEC Extended Diploma Pass Pass Pass or BTEC Diploma Pass Pass

Typical IB Offer

Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma

Typical Access to HE Offer

Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2023 - July 2024 Fees

  • Full-time UK: TBC

  • Full-time International: TBC

August 2024 - July 2025 Fees

  • Full-time UK: TBC

  • Full-time International: TBC

Student Perks

At the University of South Wales, you’re investing in so much more than a degree. We strive to provide our students with the best possible experience, no matter what you chose to study. Whether it’s access to top of the range mac books and PCs, state-of-the-art facilities packed with industry-leading equipment and software, masterclasses and events led by industry experts, or a wide range of clubs and societies to meet likeminded people, better tomorrows start with extra perks.

Each course also has their own unique student benefits to prepare you for the real word, and details of these can be found on our course pages. From global field trips, integrated work experience and free course-related resources, to funded initiatives, projects working with real employers, and opportunities for extra qualifications and accreditations - at USW your future, is future-proofed.

Click here to learn more about student perks at USW.

Additional Costs

As a student of USW, you’ll have access to lots of free resources to support your study and learning, such as textbooks, publications, online journals, laptops, and plenty of remote-access resources. Whilst in most cases these resources are more than sufficient in supporting you with completing your course, additional costs, both obligatory and optional, may be required or requested for the likes of travel, memberships, experience days, stationery, printing, or equipment.

UK students

You can apply directly via the university.

You can also apply via UCAS if you are a UK residing applicant, applying for year one of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly.

International students

Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK.

Admissions statement

Admissions statement

Likely graduate careers and employability prospects include:

  • Housing
  • Property Development
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Asset Management
  • Property Management
  • Valuation Manager
  • Specialist Surveyor
  • Regeneration / Economic development
  • Estates Management

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