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Course Overview

The dissertation is an independent piece of work.  The choice of topic is largely your own but approval must be obtained from the course coordinator and your dissertation supervisor. The dissertation should contain a large degree of original work and allow you to demonstrate in depth the skills and knowledge you have acquired on the MSc. The dissertation should be around 15000 words in length. You will be expected to show competence for independent work and to demonstrate a clear definition of the problem or subject area to be studied and the formulation and expression of a logical, workable solution.  

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Rainer Schulz

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

  • One of MRes Real Estate (Studied) or 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)

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Course Description

The aim of the course is to examine the practice of academic and professional property research and to undertake an independent research study on an approved property topic. The course covers the following: • Introduction to academic and practice-related property research • The contemporary property research agenda • Interpretation of property research • Commissioning and managing research • Ethical issues in research • Design and implementation of a research project: topic choice, methodology and method, bibliographical tools and literature review, qualitative and quantitative research techniques. • Implementation of a property dissertation.

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

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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