RE2IPI-Introduction to Property Investment

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2020/1

Module Convenor: Dr Chen Zheng


Type of module:

Summary module description:

This is an e-learning module introducing the vocabulary, concepts and methods typically encountered in the further study of property investment.


This module seeks to provide an introduction, as a stand-alone module, for those wanting to know more about property investment. It is suitable for those without substantive property investment experience, although others may find it very useful as a refresher. It can also be used as an introduction for those intending to continue with further study on the programme.


The supported e-learning format enables participants to manage their study time efficiently and with flexibility, at distance.

Assessable learning outcomes:

Upon completion of the module, students should be able to:

• Understand concepts and definitions of property investment

• Identify fundamental characteristics of real property as an investment asset; investment in the UK economy; accounting; regulation and property finance.

• Use the vocabulary of real estate investment accurately and appropriately.

• Identify factors that influence the value a nd investment worth of property.

• Identify valuation and appraisal methodologies as applied to investment.

Additional outcomes:

• Construct spreadsheet templates to undertake major appraisals

• Draw on accurate knowledge of the terminology and concepts associated with investment in general and real estate investment in particular.

• Identify tools of analysis commonly encountered in real estate investment.

• Demonstrate an awareness of the significance of accounting and commercial regulation to investment practice, and typical sources of investment finance.

Outline content:

• Key concepts and terminology associated with: investment; investment assets; property as an asset class.

• Investment and financial characteristics of real property.

• Tools and techniques for the measurement of value and performance.

• Valuation and appraisal methodologies.

• Real estate investment analysis

• Property finance and funding

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• Indirect investment in real estate.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

This is an online module which is fully supported by Canvas, a secure Virtual Learning Environment. The module is made available to students from the 1st of each month with a duration of 3 months.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Total hours by term
Total hours for module

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage

Summative assessment- Examinations:

One online assessment lasting 90 minutes

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:



Online assessment


Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

Assessment requirements for a pass:


Reassessment arrangements:

Reassessment will be by the same method as for the module's original assessment requirements.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 27 August 2020


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