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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This course provides an in-depth examination of real estate markets in Europe, North America, the Asia-Pacific and the transitional/developing world. The course begins with an introduction to trade theory and foreign investment before focusing on specific real estate markets and analyzing institutional differences between them and how these differences impact risk, costs and return on investment. The course includes in-depth field study in Europe in which students examine a specific real estate market and create an investment strategy designed specifically to the target market.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Yuan Zhao

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either MSc in Real Estate (Commercial Option) (Studied) or MSc in Real Estate (International Option) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Examination of international real estate markets, focusing on Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and transitional/developing world. Field trip and project to examine a specific real estate market in depth.

Associated Costs

Students go on a one week European field trip and will incur subsistence costs. The flights and hotel/breakfast are covered by the University. Their subsistence costs are for up to 6 days and expected as approximately £30.00 per day (but their choice)

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc in Real Estate (Commercial Option)
  • MSc in Real Estate (International Option)

Contact Teaching Time

57 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1 two hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment (50%). The continuous assessment will comprise of : Group presentation (10%) Group report (20%) 5000 words Individual essay (20%) 1500 words

Resit: 100% on 1 x hour written examination.

Formative Assessment




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