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MSc in FM

Currently Napier University (Edinburgh, Scotland) offers this course via distance learning in S.A.


Why choose this course?

These days, it’s no longer enough for business to simply own and run property and other property-based resources. They must be managed economically, efficiently and effectively, so as to provide maximum income or output.

This course will train you in the principles and methods of successful facilities management, from technological processes to commercial considerations. You’ll gain insights and make valuable contacts through industry visits and guest speakers who are current industry practitioners.

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, this internationally-recognized course will provide you with a stepping stone to professional qualifications. Broad-based in its outlook, it caters to students from a wide range of backgrounds who can bring skills from their current disciplines to the field. Ideally, you’ll have a construction-related degree, but those with degrees in Management, Accountancy or even Social Sciences have successfully completed the course.




Through direct teaching and research, you’ll learn the principles involved in facilities management. You’ll develop your ability to analyse, assess and design solutions, and gain an understanding of the business drivers and constraints that influence these solutions. Problem solving skills will be highlighted, as well as effective communication and presentation methods.



Career Prospects

As Edinburgh’s top university for Graduate Employ-ability (HESA 2010) and one of the top in the UK for Graduate Prospects (The Independent and The Times University Guides for 2009), we can offer you a valuable head-start in your chosen career.


You’ll graduate with the academic component of a professional qualification, ready to take up a position managing property assets for a variety of employers. Through your exposure to industry contacts throughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity to make contacts that could lead to employment within the industry.

What’s involved?

This is a distance learning course based over two years, involving minimal face-to-face teaching. You’ll learn via printed and online course materials, with email and phone support from teaching staff.



Year 1

Strategic Management (Built Environment & Engineering), Law & Administration, Facilities Management 1, Property Asset Management


Year 2

Facilities Management 2, Building Economics, Dissertation

For detailed information on individual modules, visit the Module Description page



Professional accreditation

Please ensure that if you are seeking a course which leads to accreditation with a professional body you have checked what the requirements are or have contacted us for specific advice. We cannot accept any responsibility if the course you select does not subsequently meet your requirements.



Entrance requirements

The course is targeted at those with a property-related degree, though graduates from other backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

You’ll require a recognized honors degree (or other qualification at equivalent level), or a lower level qualification and appropriate experience.

To check the equivalence of your qualifications or experience, contact us using the inquiries button.

For international entry requirements, please contact our Global Fm offices


About Napier Section:

Edinburgh Napier University

At present, we have over 2,500 students from over 100 countries on our campus. Should you want to join them, you’ll be supported all the way by our International Office. We can help and advise you on visas and immigration, what to bring with you, accommodation, employment options, and inexpensive, fun day trips through our SENIC (Students at Edinburgh Napier International Club). 

What’s more, we’ll be with you right through your course, from initial inquiry to your graduation.



Why do international students choose Edinburgh Napier University?

  • Edinburgh’s top University for graduate employ-ability

  • Excellent support services for international students, including airport meet and greet, first week activities and International Students’ Club

  • Some of the most modern teaching and learning facilities in Scotland, including free computer/internet access – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

  • More EU (non-UK) students than any other mainland UK University (UCAS)

  • Campuses located in Scotland’s beautiful capital city, Edinburgh – a compact, safe, friendly and cosmopolitan city

  • Graduating students can apply to live and work in the UK through the Post Study Work Scheme










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