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Course Overview

The course will facilitate greater understanding of real estate and land markets and of the linkages between supply, demand and price. It will provide explanations of market behaviour and discuss activity patterns and outcomes with reference to specific property markets. Students will gain an understanding of the institutions that govern land use and real estate transactions and will develop skills to identify and interpret property market data in order to analyze market sectors and property types. Students will also make critical economic assessments of land use and planning policy and the methods of policy delivery.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Martin Wersing

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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Course Description

  • Economic analysis of property markets.
  • Property market as a set of linked markets.
  • Institutional and regulatory environment of property.
  • Basics of property market analysis: use, investment and development.
  • Analysis of property sectors (offices, retail, industrial, housing).
  • Modelling property market activity.

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 Tutorial during University weeks 11 - 18, 11 - 18

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

First Attempt

(50%) 1x 1500-word individual report

(50%) 1x 1500-word essay

Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21

Resit: 1x 1,500 word essay (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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