Real Estate Studies

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
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 real estate profession an international enterprise. At the same time global, commercial brokers report huge differences among local real estate markets. That urges for real estate professionals who are trained in integrating financial and economic-geographic skills with knowledge of local institutions.

The Department of Economic Geography at the University of Groningen is one of the leading centres in Continental Europe in real estate. It offers a Master of Real Estate Studies that integrates financial engineering, location theory and planning.

RICS accredited programme! More information about RICS

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diplomaMSc Vastgoedkunde
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO, RICS
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma
Mastervideo Real Estate Studies

Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Masterweek Groningen
Van 19 t/m 23 maart 2018 organiseren de faculteiten op verschillende dagen een mastervoorlichting op locatie. Aanmelden kan vanaf eind februari 2018.


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opbouwFor more information about the courses in this programme, please visit
Finance for Real Estate
5 EC
Real Estate and Land Supply
5 EC
Optional courses MSc Real Estate Studies
10 EC
Master's Thesis in Real Estate Studies
20 EC
Real Estate Investment
5 EC
International Real Estate Markets
5 EC
Real Estate Research
5 EC
Real Estate Development
5 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet60% zelfstudie
25% theorie
15% praktijk
Our project based work is designed to develop your research skills and introduce you to group working. If you encounter any problems or have questions, lecturers and fellow students are always close by to help you out.

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend

aanvullende vakeisen
proof of academic writing.

For candidates with a HBO-diploma from a selected number of HBO-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 motivation and study results. The pre-master programme consists of 60 EC (1 year, fulltime, part-time not possible) and the start is in September.

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


  • English at VWO level
  • Comparable to IELTS International English Language Testing System (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 from United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland.
  • Pre-master: a score of 6.0 or higher in the complete International English Language Testing System (Academic version) IELTS

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

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


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28510 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU


Ibn Battuta
Faculteitsvereniging van de Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Kasimir Hagendoorn
afgestudeerd in 2009 werkzaam als Project manager and consultant bij Procap
Working on the safety of the Netherlands

Hi! I'm Kasimir and currently working on the safety of the Netherlands. Safety, because I'm working on a project for strengthening of the Afsluitdijk, a waterworks icon of the Netherlands. And as is widely known, the Netherlands are largely below sea level. Therefore, it is of great importance to keep our waterworks in perfect condition in line with future climatological changes.

Within the project 'the Afsluitdijk' (literally meaning 'closing dike'), I'm responsible for the stakeholder management. I have to foresee possible future interventions of stakeholder-issues and anticipate on it...
This is possible, because my employer is not the Dutch government, but Procap, a middle-sized consultancy and project management company. I started to work for Procap in 2012 as a project manager and consultant, almost 2 years after I graduated.
So how did I get to where I am now? First we have to go back to 2008, the time when I had to choose a master. I knew that I was interested in the brick world and its environment. Therefore, I decided to start with two masters in Groningen: Spatial Planning and Real Estate Studies. In my opinion both studies are complementary to each other and I enjoyed the focus of the micro and macro of both masters. Because in the end, isn't it nowadays about an integral approach?
After my graduation in 2010, I started with an internship at an engineering company. I did this, because I thought an internship would help me to get acquainted with the work field and to support the decision to start to work in the field I'm interested in. During my internship I conducted my master research and apparently I did well, as the engineering company said they would be happy to hire me as an advisor. Which I was willing to do, but first I had to go to NYC for a fellowship, where I got accepted as a visiting fellow for the period of three months.  When I got back from NYC, unfortunately, the engineering company couldn't offer me the job anymore because they had to fire 300 people. So this is the moment where I had to start to search for a job,
I started to contact the people in the field of spatial planning and real estate who I already knew and who could possibly help me. Doing so, I managed to get several interviews. However, due to the economic crisis, most companies were not willing to take the risk of hiring a new person. Except for Procap, who had just fired some people, but were interested in having me as a research intern. I was eager to help them for a couple of months as an intern, but right after we were about to close the deal, a social housing company contacted me and asked whether I was interested to work on Bonaire, an island in the Caribbean. I couldn't refuse this offer. I had a great time and learned a lot, but after one year it was time to move on and I mentioned to Procap I was going back to the Netherlands. This is when Procap contacted me again, and we managed to agree on the right terms, which makes that I've been happily working for them since 2012.  
After all I feel the internship helped me to expand my network, helped me to understand how to be a professional and use my knowledge and skills I gained during my studies and extracurricular activities. As a student there's so much you don't know and the way companies work you can only discover while working for them. 

lees verder ...

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Real Estate Studies aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 16 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.3 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

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

During the programme we offer support for your career preparation. The Career Services are provided by the Careers Company and the UG Career Services.

More information about the Careers Company:
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See where our alumni end up in this graphic!

current job market

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Study advisor

Saskia Enuma

Study advisor

T: 0503633906
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