This is a four year sandwich honours degree programme incorporating three academic years and one full year of industrial work placement in third year. The aim of the programme is to develop a property professional who possesses the knowledge, skills and competencies required to work in the diverse sectors of the property industry such as valuation, estate agency, marketing, property management, investment, development, corporate real estate, research and land-use planning. The programme offers a business based qualification and covers residential, commercial, agricultural and specialist property. It is fully accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and has international recognition through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The programme meets the minimum educational requirements required to work as a property services provider under the Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011.
Who is the programme suited to?
In general, the programme is suited to individuals who are looking for a career that involves the following: working on one’s own initiative and working in teams, meeting people and interacting with the general public and other professionals, negotiating, working with IT, making presentations and writing professional reports, co-ordinating different projects at one time and solving problems. A career in surveying can offer variety – no two days are the same, high earning potential, opportunities to travel and work abroad and a global qualification – a careers passport.
Top 3 Reasons
Satisfies Educational Standards required to practice - The programme meets the minimum educational requirements required to work as a property services provider under the Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011.
Strong Reputation – LIT has been delivering property programmes for over 20 years. The Level 8 PVM programme is the longest established property programme outside Dublin and many of our graduates now occupy senior positions in the property industry, locally, nationally and internationally.
Graduates of the programme may progress onto the Level 8 BSc Hons Property Valuation and Management.
Graduates Work For
CBRE, Jones Lang LaSalle, Lisney, Savills, Sherry Fitzgerald, Power & Associates, Rooney Auctioneers, CIE Property, Valuation Office Ireland, Bord Gais Eireann, Local Authorities (Planning and Housing departments), Limerick Regeneration, Grant Thornton and Deloitte
‘The experience I gained during my placement year proved crucial when applying for graduate vacancies. It put me ahead of those who have never worked in the industry. On a personal level, I learned so much during my placement year and it helped me to decide what area of the business I wanted to work in as a graduate. I have no hesitation in recommending the PVM course in LIT. All of the lecturers were very approachable and the subjects were interesting, relevant and up to date.’ Sharon O’Brien, CBRE Australia
Career opportunities for graduates include: Estate Agent, Auctioneer, Chartered Surveyor, Property Valuer, Property Manager, Property Consultant, Residential/ Commercial Agent. Graduates have also gained employment in Local Authorities, Regeneration Agencies and Voluntary Housing Organisations.