RE2PREP-Projects in Real Estate and Planning (2)

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 30 [15 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: RE2APL Applied Property Law RE2MRES Management in the Real Estate Sector RE2PLP Planning Law and Practice RE2VAL Property Valuation RE2REEI Real Estate Economics and Investment
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Prof Kathy Pain


Type of module:

Summary module description:
This module is delivered at University of Reading and University of Reading Malaysia.


The module provides students with an opportunity to apply subject knowledge developed in the programme during part 2, building on part 1, and to obtain and apply new knowledge in the real estate sector, informing their choice of pathway in part 3. The module develops research and information gathering and analytical skills as well as encouraging independent learning. It also incorporates exercises in career management skills.

Assessable learning outcomes:

At the end of the module students will be able to:

- conduct a literature review with citations;

- present results, support an argument and formulate defensible conclusions;

- demonstrate analytical skills within the real estate sector;

- use subject knowledge in the solution of a complex real estate market problem;

- produce a professional business report;

- understand the roles, skills and work available in different areas of the real estate industry.

Additional outcomes:

Additionally the module will:

- Assist students with the development of IT and software skills relevant to the project work;

- Assist students with their curriculum and career decisions;

- Enable students to reflect on their strengths, skills and development needs.

Outline content:

The module content will typically cover the following areas:

- Research and information gathering, culminating in a research paper;

- Reading and data gathering relevant to a real estate market problem, culminating in a professional business report;

- Career management skills.


The career management skills exercises will typically comprise the following: study of different roles in the real estate sector, a self-appraisal, a reflective exercise comparing roles with own skills and the preparation of a covering letter.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The teaching and learning methods will include:

- Briefing lectures;

- Project surgeries;

- Project tutorials;

- Online support and related activities.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 14 3
Guided independent study 136 147
Total hours by term 150.00 150.00
Total hours for module 300.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Each project is worth 13.5 credits and is likely to be assessed using the following methods and elements:

1. Individual research paper: indicative overall length 3,500 words (45%) to be submitted in week 20 (Spring term week 1);

2. Project or presentation or test, as appropriate to the chosen specialism (45%) to be submitted in week 30 (Spring term week 11);

3. Career management skills exercises report of no more than 2,500 words (10%) to be submitted in week 26 (Spring term week 7).

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

·  where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;

·  where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:

You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work. 

Assessment requirements for a pass:
A mark of at least 40% overall.

Reassessment arrangements:
Reassessment will be by the same method as for the module’s original assessment requirements, subject to variation by the Examination Board where appropriate.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 20 September 2018


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