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BU553U: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE (2023-2024)

Last modified: 05 Oct 2023 08:46


Course Overview

Residential real estate is the major component of real estate assets in many countries. Correspondingly, a sizable segment of the real estate industry engages in the private and public residential sector. The course deals with many aspects that are relevant to those who work in this area.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Ms Selma Carson

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course introduces into the main problems and professional tasks in residential real estate (in line with the RICS Pathway Guide, August 2018). The course equips the successful student with the knowledge to understand the causes of these problems and how to:

  • give informed advice on investment decisions of professional and individual investors
  • help matching those who look for a home with those offering one
  • decide which home purchases should be financed and how
  • devise policies so that those who cannot afford to engage in the private sector can nonetheless have a decent place to live
  • act as arbitrator between landlord and tenant
  • act as factor on behalf of a group of owners otherwise free riding and negative externalities would prevail

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 28 - 35

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

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to explain theories in investment, valuation, development, economics, business and finance.
FactualEvaluateStudents will be able to critique existing theories and literature and seek to identify new opportunities in practice.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will identify challenges in global, national or local (residential) real estate markets.

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Business report on wider problems in residential markets and private and public sector solutions, for possible topics see Residential_Real_Estate_Content.pdf. Word limit 1500 within +/- 10% range.

Feedback will be given following the rubric template as presented in course guide.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to explain theories in investment, valuation, development, economics, business and finance.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will identify challenges in global, national or local (residential) real estate markets.

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Business report on economic concepts for residential markets and practical application, for possible topics see Residential_Real_Estate_Content.pdf. Word limit 1500 within +/- 10% range.

Feedback will be given following the rubric template as presented in course guide.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to explain theories in investment, valuation, development, economics, business and finance.
FactualEvaluateStudents will be able to critique existing theories and literature and seek to identify new opportunities in practice.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualEvaluateStudents will be able to critique existing theories and literature and seek to identify new opportunities in practice.
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to explain theories in investment, valuation, development, economics, business and finance.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will identify challenges in global, national or local (residential) real estate markets.

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