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Real Estate

This exciting 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 (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.

Who Should Apply?

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

Entry Requirements:
In order to be admitted to the course, students should have an honours (2.2 grade or higher) undergraduate 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.


Part Time - 2.5 Years.
Full Time - 1 Year

Full time - DT9124 Part time - DT124

The course is presented on a part-time basis through a five semester cycle and will therefore require 2.5 years to complete. During each of semesters one to four (each approx. 12 weeks long), 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.

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.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
The programme has full accreditation from the Society of Chartered Surveyors, Ireland (SESI) and The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Further enquiries

Programme co-ordinator
Mr Martin Hanratty
School of Real Estate & Construction Economics
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street Dublin 1

T: 01 402 3675

Mr Frank Harrington
T: 01 402 1300

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


Conversion Programme
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.

School of Real Estate & Construction Economics, Faculty of the Built Environment, DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1

The Dublin Institute of Technology`s degree of MSc in Real Estate will be awarded to participants who successfully pass the formal examinations and assessments of the programme including the dissertation.

Assessment method

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.

Application date

Closing Date: The general closing date is 30th April 2019. Please note that late applications may be accepted subject to availability.

Full time - DT9124 Part time - DT124

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2019

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