College of Estate Management

Reading, United Kingdom

No. Students: 3,000
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The College of Estate Management (CEM) is a leading provider of supported distance learning for real estate and construction professionals.

CEM has been playing a key role in the property world for more than 90 years, and covers almost every property-related topic at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate level.

In 2012 we were granted taught degree awarding powers by the Privy Council which came into effect 1 January 2013and the first students undertaking CEM-validated degrees are expected to start in autumn 2013. We will be offering CEM validated postgraduate degrees from academic year 2014/15 onwards.

Our approach to distance learning gives you the freedom and support to balance study, work and home commitments while working towards your career goals. All your learning materials are accessible through our virtual learning environment (VLE), a specialised online resource.

Because of the route I have taken, I now have way more experience and more responsibility than many of my peers. I get to work on better-quality deals and earn more money than most of them. All my friends have huge student loans to pay off, whereas I bought my own flat last year and I am looking to purchase a second property in the next few months.

Michael Sacks, BSc(Hons) Estate Management, 2011

The skills and understanding I developed through the MBA resulted in three job offers in two months.

Sarah Chaudhry, MBA in Construction and Real Estate, 2012


§ BSc (Hons) Building Surveying; Construction Management; Estate Management; Property Management; and Quantity Surveying

§BCSC Shopping Centre Management

§ PGDip/MScs Surveying; Conservation of the Historic Environment and Facilities Management

Our postgraduate offer is:

MSc Building Surveying
MSc Quantity Surveying
MSc Construction Management
MSc Real Estate
MBA Construction & Real Estate


With CEM you are supported every step of the way.

Your course administrator will act as your main point of contact throughout your course. The academic team will guide and support your learning. We have dedicated teams to provide support for assignments, exams and technical issues. Youll have access to a wealth of library and online materials to support your studies.

In fact, youll have all the information, advice and support you need to help you realise your learning and work goals.