Real Estate

What is... Real Estate?
This exciting full and part-time programme provides an opportunity for non-property graduates to become educated for a range of careers in real estate and related industries in Ireland and abroad.

The need for competitiveness and efficiency in both the private and public sectors has resulted in a growing awareness of the role of real estate as an economic and business resource. This, together with an increased emphasis on urban economics policy and major infrastructural development, has created an enhanced demand for those with professional qualifications in real estate and training in the methods and techniques of real estate appraisal.

The programme is presented within the School of Real Estate and Construction Economics in the Faculty of the Built Environment in DIT. The total intake of students each year will be approx. 20-25 students from different disciplines and backgrounds.

The content of the programme, delivered over 2.5 years (Part-Time)/ 1 year (Full-Time) (5 Semesters) includes subjects pertinent to the practice of Valuation Surveyors and real estate professionals. The programme's focus is strongly oriented to real estate valuation, appraisal and investment. See Course Content for further details.

One of the primary aims of the M.Sc. programme is to provide those with a non-real estate primary degree with a post-graduate qualification in real estate. Applicants can be either working or aspiring to working in real estate investment and related industries.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
In order to be admitted to the course, students should have an honours (2.2 grade or higher) bachelor degree or equivalent. Selection will be made, following interview, using the following criteria.
Academic achievement
Relevant employment experience
Evidence of commitment to a career in real estate; interest in and critical awareness of role of the built environment in society; and evidence of interest in postgraduate real estate research.

Where successful applications are received from graduates of programmes not having a strong business, economics or quantitative focus e.g. B.A. in English and History, they will be required to undertake a short pre-qualification programme to bring such students up to the required level in quantitative analysis, spreadsheet applications and economics.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

Subjects taught

Semester 1:
Investment Valuation Techniques, Building Appraisal, Real Estate Law

Semester 2:
Real Estate Investment Appraisal, Planning, Development Valuation Techniques

Semester 3:
Real Estate Development Appraisal, Urban Economics, Investment Portfolio Analysis

Semester 4:
Integrating Project, Statutory Valuations, Corporate Real Estate Management or Research Themes in Real Estate

Semester 5:
Research Methods and Dissertation

Duration

2. 5 years part-time.

Method of Delivery: Classroom.

Schedule: For the part time course during each of semesters one to four (each 13 weeks), attendance will be required for two afternoons/ evenings (2 X 3 hours) per week. During the fifth semester (year 3), students work primarily on their dissertation.

Enrolment dates

Commencement Date: 19/09/2019.

Post Course Info

What are my career opportunities?
The programme has full accreditation from the Society of Chartered Surveyors, Ireland (SESI) and The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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