About us

About us

Reading is home to the largest school in the UK for teaching and research in real estate and planning.  Established in 1968, we enjoy a worldwide reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. We are consistently ranked in the top three positions in all major league tables and the US-based Urban Land Institute ranks us as the leading real estate centre in Europe. We are now taking a principal role in the development of the Henley Business School at the University of Reading and are the only real estate school in the country to have a separate identity within a more general business school. We aim to maintain the highest standards of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching for the real estate and planning industries and to undertake internationally recognised, leading edge research into real estate, planning and land.

We offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, all of which are accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Our planning courses are also fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Our programmes are held in high regard by leading employers, many of whom come to us each year to recruit our graduates. We are proud of our outstanding employment record, with more than 90% of our students entering graduate level jobs within 6 months of leaving.