REMF48-Final Project in Real Estate

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Summer term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
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Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Mr Eamonn D'Arcy

Email: p.e.darcy@henley.reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

Aims:

The aim of this module is to integrate and apply both core and specialised knowledge obtained in the MSc Real Estate Programme and to demonstrate originality in the understanding and systematic application of this knowledge. 


Assessable learning outcomes:

- A systematic understanding of the issues and problems that need to be resolved in order to manage a problem

- Deal with complex ‘real world’ property market issues both systematically and creatively and to make sound judgements in the absence of complete data

- The ability to formulate testable hypotheses

- A comprehensive understanding of applicable techniques in the context of the problem set

- Collection and critical evaluation of property market information

- Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems and in planning and implementing research tasks


Additional outcomes:

- Enhance analytical and research skills

- Case study Skills

- Report writing skills

- Enhance the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment, in particular through independent learning. 


Outline content:

-An individual final project in the students chosen specialism. Case study specialisms offered include: Valuation and Investment Appraisal, Development, Asset Management, Real Estate Markets, Fund Management, Housing, Sustainability, Land and Governance 


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Case study based problems supported by appropriate introductory seminars and master classes. 


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 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:

The module a major individual assignment comprising of an applied report within the students chosen programme specialism. Guide length: 5,000 words.



All word counts are for guidance only. Unless the specific requirement of an individual assignment states that the word limit is strict, then there is some discretion with the guide length.


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: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:

The pass-mark for this module is 50%. 


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.


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