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BU5951: ASIAN CITIES - HONG KONG (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This is one of four courses that comprise the Asian Cities module.  Students travel to six Asian cities (Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo) over approximately thirty days in July. This intense program involves daily meetings and seminars with key real estate investment and development professionals. Participants will complete four case studies based on current development projects and investment scenarios in four of six cities visited. This program follows a rigorous schedule with students engaged in site visits, lectures, discussions and seminars for upwards of 8 hours a day, 5 days a week over the month long course.

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 David Scofield

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

  • One of MSc in Real Estate (Commercial Option) (Studied) or MSc in Real Estate (International Option) (Studied) or MSc Finance and Real Estate (Includes Cfa Exam) (Studied) or MSc Finance and Real Estate (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

In compiling the data necessary to complete the case study related to current development and investment scenarios in the city visited, students will attend seminars delivered by key local development and investment professionals. Data compiled through seminars, site visits and other exercises - spanning investment, development and planning issues current in the locale - will be used by the students to construct one distinct development/investment case study.

Associated Costs

Tour of up to five cities will incur costs of around c£4,500/£5,000. Students book their own flights, accommodation and have funds for subsistence for one month. The students’ tuition fees include the cost of the international teaching element.

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

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

Continuous assessment - 1 case study, 2500 words (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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