Online course

Pathways to Property: What is Real Estate?

Join us on site, at a massive property development in London. Explore the issues, meet the experts.

Pathways to Property: What is Real Estate?

Do you have the curiosity and creativity for a career in the world of property?

Join the fast paced world of international property and hear from industry experts developing the International Quarter London near the Olympic Park about the challenges of working on a huge project. Who makes the decisions? How does this impact on local residents and the environment? Is it really possible to create sustainable developments that work for all? Explore and discuss conflicting views behind the development of a major site.

Could you be the next sustainability star, estates expert or managing director of a whole project? Take your first step on the pathway to a career in property.

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What topics will you cover?

  • What is property and how is it developed?
  • Why do we need property?
  • Who needs to be involved when developing property?
  • What are the key issues which impact the property industry? What role do sustainability, globalisation and technology play in property investment, development and management?
  • How will the property industry develop in the future?
  • Which career opportunities are available within the property industry?

When would you like to start?

  • Available now

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Investigate the wide range of stakeholders and many roles that influence a property development
  • Debate the key issues affecting property investment, development and management
  • Investigate, assess and report upon an example of property development in your local area
  • Examine future trends and likely innovations
  • Discover the range of career opportunities available within the property industry
  • Reflect upon your own attributes and skills in relation to those potential career opportunities
  • Explore the pathways available to you to begin your career in property

Who is the course for?

This course has been designed for pre-University thinking about potential career choices.

Who will you learn with?

Joe Doak

Associate Professor of Urban Planning & Development, Henley Business School, University of Reading

Emma Street

Dr Emma Street is an Associate Professor in the Department of Real Estate and Planning, Henley Business School, University of Reading. She is the Undergraduate Programme Director.

Edward Shepherd

Edward is a dual-qualified (MRICS and MRTPI) chartered planning and development surveyor and town planner with experience in both private practice and academic teaching and research.

Who developed the course?

The University of Reading has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and enterprise.

Henley Business School is a triple accredited, world-renowned business school, part of the University of Reading.

The Reading Real Estate Foundation is a unique and forward-thinking educational charity, established to support real estate and planning education at the University of Reading.

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What's included?

University of Reading are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible