Course syllabus

Real Estate Finance

VFTN40, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED L
Date of Decision: 2017-04-07

General Information

Elective for: L4-fe, V5-bf
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


This course addresses different forms of financing and credit issues with a specific focus on different types of real estate credits and financing of real estate projects. The course provides knowledge and skills concerning different financing and credit forms both from society´s and lenders´ and debtors´ perspectives.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to:


Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The financial market is very important for a well functioning society. To understand and be able to analyze how alternative financing and credit instruments work and affect the market is of great importance. This course primarily addresses financing and credit issues with a specific focus on different types of real estate credit and the financing of real estate projects. Different credit forms and the link to the real estate market are analyzed and compared. Credit security is necessary in this context and in line with the significant societal interest that exists in real estate financing, the course has a particular focus on these.

Mortgaging deeds are extensively addressed as well as alternative security forms - such as floating charges and securities. The methods used by credit institutions to assess credit are addressed. The method used by the credit market to acquire capital - such as issuing bonds and securitization - are important components in the course.

The course involves a project undertaken in groups.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Final examination and participation in and delivery of project.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VFR120

Reading list

Contact and other information

Director of studies: Ingemar Bengtsson,
Course coordinator: Åsa Hansson ,
Course homepage: