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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 Third Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr N Liu

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 cities visited, students will attend semianrs delvered by key local development and investment professionals. Data compiled through semiars, site visits and other exercises - spanning investment, development and planning issues current in the locales - will be used by the students to constuct one distinct developemt/investment case study.

Associated Costs

Tour of up to five cities will incur costs of around £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. GBP 5,000.00

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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A critical review of the differences in the macro and micro structure of the Asian markets and western markets.  Students should be able to enhance their understandings of the institutional aspects of commercial real estate markets, including land ownership, market transparency, planning and building regulations, valuation practice, and the investment markets.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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