Module: Fundamentals of Land and Property

Module details

  • Module code

    1320
  • Module leader

    Katharine Foot
  • Module Level

    4
  • Module credits

    15
  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    36 hours

Module content

This module looks at the drivers and concepts which underpin how land and property is managed and traded. Alongside this, it also addresses the implications that these management and trading approaches (including methods of sale) may have for individuals, businesses, society, and the environment. It is designed to provide students with a foundation on which subsequent more specialised modules are built where these drivers, concepts and implications will be developed further in a range of different contexts. Module content includes what determines what land and property is used for (including the role of the state and wider society) and who holds different interests in land and property and why they hold them. The wider concepts which influence these aspects are also addressed, including sustainable development, economics and international trade, ethical issues and the role of professionals. The module also addresses the implications of topical issues for the land and property sector. These topical issues will reflect the most relevant current issues from year to year; however, could include, for example, Brexit, climate change, energy, the future of retailing, or housing.

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  • Identify a range of factors, including topical issues, which influence the ways in which land and property is managed and traded
  • Explain how these factors and issues might influence the management and trading of land and property
  • Predict the ways in which these factors and issues might change the future management and trading of land and property
  • Demonstrate skills in conveying information, concepts, and ideas clearly.

Assessment

Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Group-produced video addressing a range of concepts, drivers and current issues of relevance to land and property 100%

Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.

Key texts

  • Jowsey, E. (2015) Real Estate Concepts: A Handbook. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Manley, W., Foot, K. & Davis, A. (2019) A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Soffe, R. (2005) The Countryside Notebook. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing

​Students on this module will also be introduced to a range of online resources, including, for example RICS Isurv and the UN Sustainable Development Goals website.