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Study abroad at Ulster University, UK

RICS School of Built Environment (RICS SBE), Amity University and School of the Built Environment (SoBE), Ulster University signed a MoU to facilitate student and faculty exchange between the two schools.

As part of this initiative MBA students from RICS SBE will attend a semester abroad at School of Built Environment (SoBE), Ulster University starting August 2016.

5 reasons how this initiative will help our students are:
1. First class research informed teaching
2. Small group teaching
3. Long-standing relationship with professional body and leading employers
4. Professionally focused with industry insights
5. Excellent career prospects
Ulster University is an ambitious University, with almost 27,000 students who contribute enormously to the local economy alongside our expertise transforming individuals and communities through excellent teaching, research, innovation and engagement.
The School of Built Environment, Ulster University
The School is a multi-disciplinary organization ranging from heavy engineering – Civil and Energy – through Construction to Real Estate, Environmental Health and Planning. The School is recognised as one of the leaders in the Built Environment education and research. All programmes are professionally accredited and have maintained a research sector ranking which has placed the School in the top universities since 2002.

Centre for Research on Property and Planning (RPP)
The Centre for Research on Property and Planning (RPP) is one of four research centres within the Built Environment Research Institute, Ulster University. RPP, which was formed in the mid-1990s, has been recognised as one of the leading centres for property/real estate and housing market research in the UK and through international collaborations and networks, the activities of RPP have a global reach.

Research within RPP is organised into six main sub-groups: Investment and Real Estate Markets, Regeneration, Property Tax, Housing, Planning and Transport.

Study abroad program
Through this exchange programs future professionals undergoing MBA at RICS School of Built Environment will get exposed to global best practices and develop themselves as globally competent professionals. The details of the programme are as follows: 
The Award
Any student pursuing a master's degree within RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University can come to Ulster University for one semester  to  study. Students on the study aboard programme would be considered full-time students and upon completion of the period of study at Ulster, would be provided with a transcript of results for the module undertaken.
Entry Requirements
To be considered for the Study Abroad programme, students must have an undergraduate degree with a minimum 60% a GPA of 3.0 or over or the equivalent from a reputable Indian University or international equivalent. In addition, students must hold a current IELTS of 6 with no component below 5.5, or recognized equivalent (e g PTE, TOEFL). The IELTS requirement could potentially be waived for students who have a class XII English score of 70% or above in CBSE or ICSE Boards.
Fee (Applicable only for Academic Year 2016-17)
The fee for a PG Cert is £3,915 for the 2016-2017 academic year. For those intending to come to study in Semester Two, the module SUR837 involves a compulsory study visit. The study trip location will vary depending on the number of students taking the course and the availability of industry experts. The cost of a field trip, which is billed separately will be in the region of £750 - £1,000 depending on location.
Currently, students can travel on a Tier 4 student visa and be eligible to work up to 20 hours a week, or can travel on a student visitor visa where they are not eligible to work. For latest visa advice always check official UK government sources: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/student-visas
The University offers students on-campus accommodation. For costs and types of accommodation students can visit http://www.ulster.ac.uk/accommodation/.
Students can visit us either in semester one or semester two. Our semester one starts at the last week of September and the classes run until the second week of December. Coursework elements are usually submitted during the 12 weeks’ semester whereas modules which required a formal written examination will take place in either January or May examination periods.
The modules for semester one are:
1.Real Estate Market Dynamics
2.Real Estate Valuation
3.Sustainable Real Estate
4.Real Estate Asset Management
The modules for semester two are:
1.Real Estate Investment Analysis
2.Sustainable Urban Regeneration
3.Corporate Finance and Risk
4. International Real Estate Markets

For more info, visit the website of Ulster University.