REMIPS-Introduction To Property Studies

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

Module Convenor: Dr Victoria Edwards


Summary module description:

The aim of this module is to enable students to develop an understanding of the environment in which property operates. Students will be introduced to the legal and planning frameworks surrounding the ownership of UK property, as well as some of the basic skills and knowledge areas which contribute to other surveying pathway modules.

Assessable learning outcomes:
• Background to rural estate management, property rights and land economy.
• The English Legal system, and how it operates in practice.
• General Property law.
• The UK town and country planning regime, and its impact on property ownership.
• Basic investment appraisal techniques and their application to the valuation of property interests.
• An appreciation of current issues impacting rural land business.

Additional outcomes:
Students will be able to rediscover and further develop their research skills, in particular sourcing data and information analysis, as well as written and oral presentation skills.

Outline content:
The module will cover an introduction to the following study areas:

• Land economy, property rights and rural estate ownership.
• The English Legal system and UK property law, including land law and landlord & tenant law.
• The town & country planning system operating in the UK.
• The land market and investment appraisal techniques appropriate to property analysis.
• Current issues in land use and management.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The module will consist of seminar sessions, encouraging group participation and discussion. Learning will essentially be through guided reading and preparation for seminar discussions. Each area of the course material will be assessed by a separate written submission. Students will be expected to produce a portfolio of current issues, summarised in a short abstract.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Tutorials 10
Guided independent study 90
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Other information on summative assessment:
4 small assignments, each constituting 25% of the total:

One property law assignment
One planning essay
One property investment valuation assignment
One current issues portfolio

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:
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:
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):
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Last updated: 21 December 2016

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