Module:Contemporary Issues in Property and Society

Module details

  • Module code

    3026
  • Module leader

    Jonathan Code
  • Module Level

    6
  • Module credits

    15
  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    36 hours

Module content

Students will be introduced to topics addressing contemporary issues in property and society. It is likely that the topics chosen will have given, and will continue to give, rise to media comment and political discussion. This might be at both local and national levels, for example, social constraints on ownership rights leading to new legal measures, preservation of heritage and the environment, sustainable development (including affordable housing), business practice, regulation and ethics, concepts in real estate issues in their historical, social, economic, professional and technical context. 

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
1. Produce a paper based on systematic literature review modelled on an academic journal related to contemporary issues in real estate.
2. Critically review the literature and to understand concepts in real estate issues in their historical, social, economic, professional and technical context.
3. Understand how to access relevant sources of informed opinion.
4. Critically self-reflect on your work experience in relation to contemporary issues in property and society.

Assessment

Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework 1 Coursework-individual written assignment 80%
Coursework 2 Individual reflective written assessment on work experience and its relevance to contemporary issues in property and society 20%

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