REMFFT-Field Trip

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Summer term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
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Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Mr Eamonn D'Arcy

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

Summary module description:
This fieldtrip project module aims to expose students to the operation of land and property markets in a different institutional context from that found in Britain and in doing so requires students to develop a clear understanding of the way in which property markets work in general, and the need to modify that understanding to place the fieldtrip case study in its appropriate economic, social, political, and legal context.

Aims:
This field trip project module aims to expose students to the operation of land and property markets in a different institutional context from that found in Britain and in doing so requires students to develop a clear understanding of the way in which property markets work in general, and the need to modify that understanding to place the field trip case study in its appropriate economic, social, political, and legal context.

Assessable learning outcomes:
The module aims to integrate and apply a range of core real estate skills and disciplines, which were covered in the first and second terms of the programme. -evaluate critically land and property issues in their wider economic, social, political and legal context -be original in the application of core real estate knowledge in the analysis a specific local property market, in its national context -combine secondary documentary evidence relating to property markets with primary evidence collected at the local level -implement tasks at a professional level and generate a professional assessment of property market conditions and prospects -deal with complex ‘real world’ property market issues both systematically and creatively and to make sound judgements in the absence of complete data -demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems and act as part of a team in planning and implementing tasks

Additional outcomes:
The module will assist students in developing the skill base necessary to collect, synthesise and interpret empirical evidence collected in the case study market, plan and implement a search for relevant documentary evidence, integrate a range of analytical perspectives and apply them to a case study market. The module will enhance students’ quantitative, analytic, presentation and reporting writing skills and provide an opportunity for them to manage and work effectively in teams and communicate findings in a professional manner through written and oral presentations and overall contribute to the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment.

Outline content:
-Seven day field trip to case study market -Structured programme of lectures, presentations and project visits in the case study city -Structured professional project brief -Professional presentation of findings

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The material in this module will be covered through a structured programme of lectures, presentations and project visits in the field trip case study city. These will be delivered by local experts such as property professionals, academics and appropriate public sector representatives. Students will be divided into project groups and assigned a professional project brief on a specific aspect of the real estate market in the field trip city. They will execute the brief through their participation in the field trip programme and a wider desk study on their return. The groups findings will be formally presented approximately 5 days after their return and the completed report handed in at the same time.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Tutorials 6
Fieldwork 34
Guided independent study 60
       
Total hours by term 100.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 60
Oral assessment and presentation 40

Other information on summative assessment:
One major group project (approximately 7,000 words), consisting of a short presentation and a professional applied property market analysis report on a pre-assigned aspect of the field trip city’s property market. The assignment will be set at the beginning of the summer term for submission approximately 5 working days after returning from the field trip.

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
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:
Not applicable.

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.

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: The study tour will commence at a selected south of England airport. Students are expected to pay for return travel from Whiteknights campus to the selected airport for commencement of the tour. In addition, students are expected to pay for some meals and all drinks during the tour.

Last updated: 21 December 2016

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