Online course

Pathways to Property: Starting Your Career in Real Estate

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

Pathways to Property: Starting Your Career in Real Estate

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

Join us to learn about starting a career in real estate. Whether you want to be the next sustainability star, estates expert or managing director of a project, this course showcases the real estate sector and the wide variety of career possibilities within.

Enter the fast paced world of international property and hear from industry experts developing the International Quarter London near the Olympic Park. How does this impact on local residents and the environment? Is it possible to create sustainable developments that work for all? And how can you be involved in decision making in the future?

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What topics will you cover?

  • What is property, why do we need it and how is it developed?
  • Who gets involved when developing property?
  • The key issues impacting the property industry and the role that sustainability, globalisation and technology play in property investment, development and management
  • How the industry will develop in the future
  • The career opportunities available: roles in the industry and how to start building a career in property

When would you like to start?

  • Available now
    This course started 4 March 2019

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?

Designed to explore the real estate sector and the vast array of careers within, this course is perfect for students who are keen to discover whether they would like to pursue a career in property.

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.

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