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.
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.
If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.
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.
The programme is assessed through a range of techniques including: project work, group work, assignments, presentations and examinations. Assessments in the form of examinations will normally take place at the end of the respective semesters in January and May, with supplemental examinations in September. In addition, students will be expected to complete a dissertation.
Students can only progress from one academic year to the next providing all the required assessments in the pre-requisite modules have been passed.
Investment Valuation Techniques, Building Appraisal, Real Estate Law
Real Estate Investment Appraisal, Planning, Development Valuation Techniques
Real Estate Development Appraisal, Urban Economics, Investment Portfolio Analysis
Integrating Project, Statutory Valuations, Corporate Real Estate Management or Research Themes in Real Estate
Research Methods and Dissertation
1 year full-time.
Method of Delivery: Classroom.
Schedule: The full-time course will be completed within one calendar year, students will be expected to attend lectures either on evenings or during the day and complete the final semester over the summer months.
Commencement Date: 01/09/2020.
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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).