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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 14350

All study options

About Real estate studies at University of Groningen

The real estate markets have become global. That urges for real estate professionals who are trained in integrating financial and economic-geographic skills with knowledge of local institutions.

The real estate markets have become global, making the realestate profession an international enterprise. At the same timeglobal, commercial brokers report huge differences among local realestate markets. That urges for real estate professionals who aretrained in integrating financial and economic-geographic skillswith knowledge of local institutions.
The Department of Economic Geography at the University of Groningenis one of the leading centres in Continental Europe in real estate.It offers a Master of Real Estate Studies that integrates financialengineering, location theory and planning.

RICS accredited programme! More information aboutRICS

The real estate markets have become global. That urges for real estate professionals who are trained in integrating financial and economic-geographic skills with knowledge of local institutions.

The real estate markets have become global, making the realestate profession an international enterprise. At the same timeglobal, commercial brokers report huge differences among local realestate markets. That urges for real estate professionals who aretrained in integrating financial and economic-geographic skillswith knowledge of local institutions.
The Department of Economic Geography at the University of Groningenis one of the leading centres in Continental Europe in real estate.It offers a Master of Real Estate Studies that integrates financialengineering, location theory and planning.

RICS accredited programme! More information about RICS.

After your studies

Job prospects

Many graduates find jobs as market researchers or real estateconsultants in a company, consultancy or government agency, orbecome a concept or property developer at a real estate investor.Graduate students find work as a research manager or portfoliomanager at a real estate investor. Several people opt for an academic career at the university. In practice, graduates mostly dopolicy work, both in the private sector as well as at the local,regional and national government.

During the programme we offer support for your careerpreparation. The Career Services are provided by the CareersCompany and the UG Career Services.

More information about the Careers Company:http://www.rug.nl/frw/career
More information about the UG Career Services:http://www.rug.nl/careerservices

See where our alumni end up in this graphic!

Many graduates find jobs as market researchers or real estateconsultants in a company, consultancy or government agency, orbecome a concept or property developer at a real estate investor.Graduate students find work as a research manager or portfoliomanager at a real estate investor. Several people opt for an academic career at the university. In practice, graduates mostly dopolicy work, both in the private sector as well as at the local,regional and national government.

During the programme we offer support for your careerpreparation. The Career Services are provided by the CareersCompany and the UG Career Services.

More information about the Careers Company:http://www.rug.nl/frw/career
More information about the UG Career Services:http://www.rug.nl/careerservices

See where our alumni end up in this graphic!

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsFebruary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 14350

Notes about fees for this course

http://www.rug.nl/education/tuition/fees/master-degrees

Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
Human Geography and Urban and Regional PlanningAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
Spatial Planning and DesignAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
Real Estate ManagementAll Universities of applied sciences

Deficiency program with a maximum of 60 EC

More information:

Deficiëntieprogramma van maximaal 60 EC Extra informatie:Pre-master of 60 EC; a selection takes place: apply before June 1.You have to meet the language requirements for the master to startwith the pre-master.

Construction ManagementAll Universities of applied sciences

Deficiency program with a maximum of 60 EC

More information:

Deficiëntieprogramma van maximaal 60 EC

Pre-master of 60 EC; a selection takes place: apply before June1. You have to meet the language requirements for the master tostart with the pre-master.

Business AdministrationAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
International BusinessAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
Economics and Business EconomicsAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
Building Process Management & Real EstateAll Universities of applied sciences

Deficiency program with a maximum of 60 EC

More information:

Deficiëntieprogramma van maximaal 60 EC

Pre-master of 60 EC; a selection takes place: apply before June1. You have to meet the language requirements for the master tostart with the pre-master.

Liberal Arts and SciencesAll Research universities

Additional requirements

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Toelating onder voorwaarden Additional requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
additional subject

Proof of academic writing

grade list

For candidates with a HBO-diploma from a selected number ofHBO-programmes there are a limited number of places available in the pre-master programme for Real Estate Studies. The deadline for application is June 1st. There is a selection based on motivationand study results. The pre-master programme consists of 60 EC (1year, fulltime, part-time not possible) and the start is inSeptember.

Send the request for admission to the pre-master before June 1stcontaining your result list, Curriculum Vitae, motivation and proofof your English language skills (students without a VWO diploma cantake an IELTS or TOEFL test to show they meet the languagerequirement) to: University of Groningen, Faculty of SpatialSciences, attn. Mandy Kuipers, Postbus 800, 9700 AV Groningen.

language test
  • English at VWO level
  • Comparable to IELTS International English Language TestingSystem (Academic version) 6.5, with minimum scores:
  • Listening 6.0
  • Reading 6.0
  • Writing 6.0
  • Speaking 6.0
  • Exemptions: Native English speakers or diploma holders fromUnited States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UnitedKingdom, Ireland.
  • Pre-master: a score of 6.0 or higher in the completeInternational English Language Testing System (Academic version)IELTS
math test
  • GMAT score of 600 or higher: admissible in combination with theright degree.
  • GMAT score of 500 - 600: the admission board will consider yourapplication.
previous education

Bachelor's degree in economic geography and planning, realestate, (business) economics and finance. Good knowledge of basicstatistics

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
additional subject

proof of academic writing.

grade list

For candidates with a HBO-diploma from a selected number ofHBO-programmes there are a limited number of places available in the pre-master programme for Real Estate Studies. The deadline for application is June 1st. There is a selection based on motivationand study results. The pre-master programme consists of 60 EC (1year, fulltime, part-time not possible) and the start is inSeptember.

Send the request for admission to the pre-master before June 1stcontaining your result list, Curriculum Vitae, motivation and proofof your English language skills (students without a VWO diploma cantake an IELTS, TOEFL or LCET (Language Centre English Test) to showthey meet the language requirement) to: University of Groningen,Faculty of Spatial Sciences, attn. Mandy Kuipers, Postbus 800, 9700AV Groningen.

language test
  • English at VWO level
  • Comparable to IELTS International English Language TestingSystem (Academic version) 6.5, with minimum scores:
  • Listening 6.0
  • Reading 6.0
  • Writing 6.0
  • Speaking 6.0
  • Exemptions: Native English speakers or diploma holders fromUnited States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UnitedKingdom, Ireland.
  • Pre-master: a score of 6.0 or higher in the completeInternational English Language Testing System (Academic version)IELTS
previous education

Bachelor's degree in economic geography and planning, realestate, (business) economics and finance.

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
IELTS overall band6.5

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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