Real Estate - BSc (Hons)
School of Property, Construction and Planning
- Full Time: 3 years
- Full Time: €3,290 per year
International Students: €9,250 International GDL
This course is aimed at you if you are interested in the study of the built environment and in the acquisition, disposal, management and valuation of land and buildings. Essentially 'real estate' is about land and property. The work of a general practice surveyor does not represent a traditional nine-to-five occupation and, by the very nature of the profession, the work is enormously varied.
The BSc in Real Estate is ideal for people who aspire to become a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). RICS has decided that this course has reached high standards in terms of learning resources, course content, teaching quality and graduate employment in order for this course to be fully RICS accredited. The work can require extensive travel both within the UK and abroad.
The course has been designed to enable you to understand and solve problems of land-use allocation, appraisal and management. There is a strong emphasis on legal and development issues. The course introduces modules covering law, valuation, property development, business management, economics, technology services, mapping and surveying, and marketing and management. Once you graduate, you will have a thorough knowledge of the entire building process as well as a broad understanding of environmental and planning procedures. After completion of this course, should you want to be employed in the property market, it will be necessary for you to work for a Chartered Surveyor and study for the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) qualification, before applying to become a Chartered Surveyor. This course is also accredited by the Association of Building Engineers (ABE) and provides exemptions towards the Home Inspectors award.
Year 1 (Level 4)
- Development Studies and Professional Skills-15 Credits
- Introduction to Planning in Practice-15 Credits
- Built and Natural Environments-15 Credits
- Legal and Regulatory Studies-15 Credits
- Valuation Techniques-15 Credits
- Real Estate Development Technology-15 Credits
Year 2 (Level 5)
- Development Studies 2-15 Credits
- Real Estate Law-15 Credits
- Development Appraisal-15 Credits
- Policies and Plans-15 Credits
- Professional Skills 2-15 Credits
- Valuation and Taxation-15 Credits
Year 3 (Level 6)
- Professional Practice Project-15 Credits
- Comprehensive Study Project-15 Credits
- Property Investment-15 Credits
- Commercial Analysis, Inspection and Reports-15 Credits
- Valuation and Law-15 Credits
- Property Portfolio Management-15 Credits
The range of assessment methods adopted includes continuous coursework assessment, presentations and reports as well as examinations.
The delivery of the course is complemented by a range of visits to sites where you will be able to appreciate theory in context.
After your studies
You will be encouraged to progress to postgraduate study within the school, which provides a range of relevant Master's courses. In particular, you may decide to enter the MSc in Property Development.
Details can be found on the courses section of the website.
Our graduates have found employment with utilities services, in private practice, commercial organisations, local and central government. They have undertaken a wide variety of work, including domestic, commercial and industrial projects. General Practice Surveyors might find themselves advising clients on commercial and residential agency, property valuation, property management, investment, planning and development.