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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course applies the principles of valuation to more complex real world examples. Topics covered include rent reviews, compulsory purchase, property investment, property development and national and local taxation. Students are encouraged to critique traditional approaches to valuation and to consider contemporary alternatives. Numeracy and analytical skills are further developed along with expertise in the use of Excel.  In addition, the course also covers professional surveying practice, including ethics, and stimulates discussion on contemporary issues and debates in the real estate industry.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Professor Norman Hutchison

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

Computer spreadsheets and valuation; DCF appraisal model and calculations of worth/investment value; premiums and surrender and renewal of leases; valuation of over-rented property; valuation of development properties; valuation of licensed premises; valuation standards; introduction to the UK tax system & land and property tax computations; intrduction to valuation for rating and Council Tax; rateable occupation and the unit of valuation; comparative method of valuation; contractor's basis of valuation; receipts and expenditure method; the revaluation cycle/alteration of the Roll; appeal system; international comparison.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 25 - 29, 31 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt:

2-hour examination (50%)

Individual report 1500 words (25%)

Individual report or grop work depending on topic/market conditions (25%)

Resit: 100% on 1 two hour written examination.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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