Real Estate, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
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 ½ 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.

Programme Structure

Course Content
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
  • Research Themes in Real Estate
Semester 5
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score (Grade A):


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    11500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5850 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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