Property Development and Management

The MSc (Building) in the fields of Property Management or Property Development Planning Management is offered over 2 years, and is directed towards applicants with an honours degree in Real Estate, Property, Economics, Finance, Commerce, Accounting, Building Technology, Civil Engineering and Planni


To engage in independent research, and write concise reports of acceptable scientific quality in addition to knowledge in property development and management at postgraduate level.


Courses covered may include:

  • Quantitative Methods with Real Estate Applications
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Market Analysis
  • Commercial Real Estate Investments
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Valuation
  • Advanced Topics in Real Estate
  • Research Methodology
  • Research Report

Entry Requirements

  • BSc (Hon) (Property Studies) or BSc (Hons) (Building) or BSc (Hons) (Construction Management) of this University or the equivalent with a minimum of an average score of 60%;
  • PGDIP in PDM or equivalent with an average score of 60%;
  • A BArch (Hons) or BSc (Hons) (Urban and Regional Planning), or MArch(Prof) or BSc (Hons) (Quantity Surveying), or 4 year BSc (Eng) in the branch of Civil Engineering of this University or the equivalent with an average score of 60%;
  • A 4 year BSc(Hons) (Economics) or BCom(Hons) or BSc(Hons) (Finance) of this University or the equivalent with an average score of 60%.
  • Differently qualified applicants with a Honours degree or equivalent degree at NQF level 8 will be shortlisted for an entrance test
  • International students:‚Ä®Students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African university must submit a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) evaluation certificate
  • a person who in any other manner has satisfied the Senate that s/he is so qualified.

University Application Process

  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

International students, please check this section.

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University Fees and Funding

Click here to see the current average tuition fees. The Fees site also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal.

For information about postgraduate funding opportunities, including the postgraduate merit award, click here. Please also check your School website for bursary opportunities. NRF bursaries: The National Research Foundation (NRF) offers a wide range of opportunities in terms of bursaries and fellowships to students pursuing postgraduate studies. External bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.