REMP17-Integrated Study

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 30 [15 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Richard Nunes

Email: r.j.nunes@henley.reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

Aims:
This module provides a vehicle to integrate the main themes covered in the MSc planning programmes: development, economy, environment and place. Depending on the student's interest, probably based on their choice of development planning option, this major study paper will require them to select a relevant topic or issue in that area for further research and analysis. However, they will also be required to specifically address the inter-relationships between their chosen topic/issue and the main themes covered in the programme.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module it is expected that the student will be able to:
•Research an issue or topic in some depth;
•Undertake integrated analysis of an issue or topic in relation to the main theme underpinning development planning and
•Produce a major analytical report.

Additional outcomes:
Students will develop their written communication and presentational skills.

Outline content:
Autumn Term (Research Methods 1 and 2 modules)
•Introductory tutorials with the Dissertation Co-ordinator;
•Research Methods lectures, workshops and tutorials; and
•Preparation of research proposal and methodology.

Spring and Summer Term / Vacation
•Submission of research proposal/allocation of supervisor;
•Main empirical work on dissertation;
•Tutorials with supervisor; and
•Submission of final dissertation (early-September).

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The contact time for the dissertation consists of introductory group lectures, workshops and tutorials, as well as individual supervision. Research Methods I and Research Methods 2 will assist students in writing a research proposal. Supervisors also provide methods advice and support during the Spring and Summer terms and, where appropriate, during the vacation.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 7
Practicals classes and workshops 13
Guided independent study 40 50 190
       
Total hours by term 60.00 50.00 190.00
       
Total hours for module 300.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 100

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:
Regular supervisory meetings

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:

Last updated: 21 December 2016

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