MSc Real Estate Development
Year of entry: 2024
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Course unit details:
|FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
|Planning and Environmental Management
|Available as a free choice unit?
This course unit involves structured work experience at a professional level in planning. environmental impact assessment & management or real estate. The placement project will be supervised academically by the Department of Planning & Environmental Management and normally managed by the placement provider, such as a professional consultancy, development or real estate investment company, local authority or non-governmental organisation.
The specification for each student’s professional placement project includes:
- Initial liaison between the student and potential placement provider organisation(s);
- A written placement specification to be agreed between the Placement Coordinator, Placement Provider and the student;
- A placement timetable leading to a placement presentation, final presentation report, critique and feedback to the student.
- To allow students to experience a professional work environment for an extended period of reflective practice in the field of planning, environmental impact assessment & management or real estate
To allow students to prepare a major piece of professional work related to practice in the real world
Teaching and learning methods
External work placement in a professional environment; student seminar presentations
Knowledge and understanding
Demonstrate effective knowledge of professional working in a typical environment within the fields of planning, environmental impact assessment & management or real estate practice
Undertake a fully professional standard of work on an individual basis in one (or more) of these fields of practice
Communicate effectively in professional/client and employer/employee relationships;
Demonstrate originality, effectiveness and resourcefulness in developing and undertaking professional tasks and responsibilities
Transferable skills and personal qualities
Demonstrate competence in report writing and oral presentational skills
Individual Seminar Presentation: 10 minute presentation and group discusson
Individual Placement Reveiew Report: 3500 - 4000 words
Given the unique nature of each of the professional practice placements, it is not possible to specify required reading for this unit. However, once the nature and content of your specific placement is agreed, you should refer back to reading lists from any relevant course units.
The websites of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA)will also contain relevant information and advice relating to professional practice:
www.rtpi.org.uk and www.rics.org and www.iema.net
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