Rural Estate and Land Management (MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip)

Harper Adams University the United Kingdom

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About Rural Estate and Land Management at Harper Adams University

The REALM (Rural Estate and Land Management) courses provide a first step on the route to qualification as a chartered surveyor. All prospective chartered surveyors must complete the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) offered by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), and the programmes provide the academic foundation for candidates wishing to pursue the rural APC.

The postgraduate diploma (PgD) and MSc programmes are both validated by RICS under the RICS-Harper Adams University Partnership agreement, recognising the high regard in which the courses are held. The PgD in particular, is one of a very small number of courses in the country to have this distinction with regard to the rural APC, which is why you are required to study 12 modules (180 credits) rather than eight (120 credits). The postgraduate certificate provides a route for students who may fall short of our exacting entry requirements to get up to speed before transferring to either the PgD or MSc programmes.

Modules cover the main areas required for professional practice, in particular providing the necessary legal foundations for practice, and covering the all-important areas of the UK planning system, land tenure, rural valuation, primary production in agriculture and forestry, countryside and environmental management. A wide choice of modules means that you can tailor the programme to your own requirements.

The PgD programme is particularly popular with part-time students, often graduates who are able to combine suitable employment with study and progression through the APC.

Employment prospects in rural practice are good, and successful graduates have gone on to a wide range of jobs in recent years on rural estates and with local and national firms of rural surveyors and agricultural valuers. Feedback from students shows that the intensive modular structure is well-received, along with the practical slant of many of the assignments. This is underpinned by the professional standing of many of the tutors, who are active with the profession at the highest levels nationally and act as Assessors for the APC.

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Entry requirements

Good degree required. Ideally a 2:1 in a related subject. Consideration will be given to those applicants with a 2:2 in either a related subject or a non-cognate subject. Work experience in a related field is preferable. Possibility of APEL for suitable candidates. IELTS 6.5 overall (least 5.5 in each of the 4 individual components) TOEFL 90-91 overall ( least the following in each component - 21 listening; 22 reading; 23 speaking; 21 writing) Pearson PTE 58-64 overall ( least 51 in each of the 4 individual components) Course Fees: PgC for UK and European Students = £ 2,500 p/a PgC for Overseas Students = £4,250 p/a PgD for UK and European Students = £5,000 p/a PgD for Overseas Students = £8,500 p/a MSc for UK and European Students = £7,500 MSc for Overseas Students = £10,000 PgD Veterinary Physiotherapy for UK and European Students = £8,400 PgD Veterinary Physiotherapy for Overseas Students = £15.000 MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy for UK and European Students = £9,900 MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy for Overseas Studnets = 17,050 Postgraduate Research Courses for UK and European Students = £5,750 Postgraduate Research Courses for Overseas Students = £11,500

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