En the UK a first degree is the predominant real estate qualification route. Recent years have seen an apparent shift to postgraduate entry, especially conversion courses. This may have been facilitated by the Governmentís drive to increase participation in University education which may have resulted in increased numbers of graduates with non cognate, non vocational first degrees. Some real estate employers have also been active in encouraging post graduate into employment. The issues raised are the relative merits of these entry routes. Are they producing distinctly different property professionals?. If so, what are the qualities?. Can/should their employment and education by segmented and would segmentation be useful?. Might the demand for undergraduate education experience a decline in demand or a (downward?) shift to a more technical competence (for example Technical membership of the RICS?. What are the pan European implications and future trends likely to be?