Module: Professional Practice

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    30 hours

Module content

  • The meaning of professionalism and ethical behaviour
  • The role and requirements of professional bodies
  • Aspects of professional practice and behaviour
  • The law related to agency and professional practice
  • Marketing principles and modern real estate practice
  • Digital technologies and their role in real estate markets

Module outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the meaning of professionalism and the duties and responsibilities of a professional (P1;P2)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles  and techniques of marketing and agency as applied to real estate transactions (P1)
  • Articulate sustainability and ethical issues and dilemmas related to professional practice(T5)
  • Analyse law, practice and professional considerations to form recommendations (R3)
  • Communicate effectively both in writing and orally (S2)
  • Integrate their knowledge to reflect on their own learning and to make learning plans (S4).
  • Display ethical awareness and commitment (S5)


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Portfolio based on module content material 75%
Coursework Reflection on the implications 25%

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

Key texts

Students should be familiar with the content of the following:

  • Foxell, S. (2017) Professionalism for the Built Environment Building Research and Information
  • Kotler, P; Amstrong, G and Harris, L. (2016) Principles of Marketing Pearson Press
  • Murdoch, J. (2009) Law of Estate Agency Routledge