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Glamorgan Uni gets accreditation

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has announced a new RICS accredited course at the University of Glamorgan.

From this month the University will be working in partnership with RICS Wales to deliver the MSc in construction projectmManagement – its first RICS accredited course since 2000.

The accredited courses allow students to build up part of the experience requirement for full professional membership to RICS - the mark of property professionalism worldwide.

RICS has 140,000 members globally and represents, regulates and promotes the work of property professionals throughout 146 countries.

Owain Llywelyn from the University of Glamorgan said, “This is not only great news for the University, but for the property industry in Wales as a whole. A new accredited course will allow us to create more home-grown professionals for the industry.

“RICS has long provided a full portfolio of courses for undergraduates and postgraduates but the loss of accreditation for many courses in 2000 came as a shock to the industry. The University is a centre of excellence with a long-standing history of property courses so we are delighted by this new accreditation.”

Cathy McLean, Director of RICS Wales, said, “The accreditation is a credit to the excellent work that the University of Glamorgan does in the property field. We will be working with the University to hopefully accredit more courses in the future.”