REMB28-Independent Study

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn and Spring (Double presentation)
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Prof Neil Crosby


Summary module description:

The aim of this module is to draw together and apply knowledge to a more detailed in-depth study of a particular aspect of real estate. The module will enhance the student's ability to utilise the knowledge, understanding and skills developed previously across the whole programme, integrating this knowledge in the context of the particular study undertaken.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module it is expected that the student will be able to undertake an in-depth study of a particular topic and be able to: *frame research questions and hypotheses, -search, abstract, synthesize and assess relevant literature, -undertake relevant survey and other data collection, -select and apply appropriate analytical techniques, -formulate results so as to be able to present defensible conclusions, and -evaluate critically the strengths and limitations of their own research

Additional outcomes:
Apart from the assessable outcomes mentioned above, this module conveys a number of transferable skills to the student including defining and operationalising a problem, processing information and data as well as assessing the quality of academic and other research.

Outline content:
Because the independent study is intended to be an individual and self-selected research effort, the student will be expected to identify a self-contained topic area and develop an essay with the guidance provided during the two-day work-shop.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Students will attend a two-day workshop where detailed guidance on structure and scope will be provided. After the workshop, students will choose a topic and the topic will need to be agreed with the module convenor within two weeks of the workshop. After the topic is agreed, students will work independently on the essay and submit the final version within the deadline.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Tutorials 10
Guided independent study 190
Total hours by term 200.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:
50% - a mark of at least 40 must be achieved for this module in order to gain the MSc.

Reassessment arrangements:
Resubmission of Independent Study

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 21 December 2016

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