UK real estate education has a tradition of full time sandwich and non-sandwich degree entry. Recently, there has been a growth in full time and part-time post graduate conversion routes. Both the full time sandwich degree and full time first degree-plus-postgraduate conversion routes take four years. Do these routes produce distinctly different property professionals?. Might a yearís work experience via a structured placement learning vehicle enhance the studentís educational experience serve as a proxy route for some, or all of the learning outcomes of a post graduate conversion route?. Are they in competition?. How might these entry routes develop in the future?. Is there likely to be a continued demand for sandwich degrees post graduate conversion routes?. Part of the presentation would include an analysis of Nottingham Trent Universityís experiences of the role of placement in the studentís educational development.