The module provides students with an opportunity to apply the subject specific knowledge developed in the programme. It enables students to apply and integrate knowledge of a specialism in the property sector, and underpins their chosen package of studies in Part 3. The module will also develop research and information gathering skills and independent learning.
Assessable learning outcomes:
At the end of the module the students will be able to:
- conduct a literature review with citations;
- select the appropriate research methodology;
- present results, support an argument and formulate defensible conclusions;
- apply appraisal skills to the assessment of worth to the ownership of property and related assets;
- demonstrate a knowledge of a specialism within the property sector;
- apply the key skills required of professionals in the property sector;
- demonstrate the application of professional codes of conduct to practice;
- use financial, appraisal, management and / or legal knowledge in the solution of property market problems.
Study of a relevant subject in greater depth than is normally possible elsewhere in the degree programme;
- Apply knowledge gained through other part 2 modules to a range of problems and situations;
- Develop IT and software skills relevant to the project work;
- Develop team working skills;
- Be able to reflect on skills development.
The module content will typically cover the following areas:
- Research and information gathering and organisation, culminating in a research paper;
- Property and investment appraisal and valuation;
- Specialist area study.
Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The teaching and learning methods will include:
- Project workshops;
- Tooling up lectures;
- Project surgeries;
- Online support and related activities;
- Feedback sessions.
|Seminars||4|| || |
|Tutorials|| ||1|| |
|Practicals classes and workshops|| ||8|| |
|Guided independent study||138||125|| |
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|Total hours by term||150.00||150.00|| |
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|Total hours for module||300.00|
Summative Assessment Methods:
|Written assignment including essay||100|
Other information on summative assessment:
Each project is worth ten credits and is likely to be assessed using the following methods and elements:
1. Individual research report: indicative length 3,000 words;
2. Appraisal and valuation presentation and report: indicative length 2,500 words;
3. Project or presentation and test (as appropriate to the chosen specialism):
Formative assessment methods:
Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy.
The following penalties will be applied to coursework which is submitted after the deadline for submission:
- where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark;
- where the piece of work is submitted more than one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
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.
(Please refer to the Undergraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guideUG.aspx)
Length of examination:
Requirements for a pass:
A mark of at least 40% overall.
Reassessment will be by the same method as for the module’s original assessment requirements, subject to variation by the Examination Board where appropriate.
Last updated: 23 April 2013