This programme allows you to examine the national and international contexts for the development of housing systems, policies and practices, and provides a framework for discussing the development, financing, and management of housing with an emphasis on social rented housing in the United Kingdom.
• MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
• PgDip 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time
• Contact: [email protected]
• If you are working or seeking to work in the social housing sector in the UK (or in a closely related field), this programme has been designed for you.
• The programme is validated by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), and can meet all the academic requirements for membership of the professional body for students with work experience.
• The programme is very flexible and you can complete the courses through full-time, part-time or modular study. These are designed to suit all needs, whether you are studying full-time or balancing your professional and personal commitments.
• There is significant input from industry, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars.
The programme is structured around core and optional courses, many of which are shared with other postgraduate programmes within Urban Studies, facilitating interaction with professionals seeking qualifications in related fields.
The programme is very flexible and you can complete the courses through full-time, part-time and modular study.
For part-time students the programme is designed assuming 1 day a week attendance over 2 years; for full-time students these two teaching days are attended over 1 year. Students may wish to spread study over a longer period and can do so through the modular route.
• Foundations of housing management
• Graduate school dissertation methods course (MSc only).
• Housing contexts
• Housing businesses
• Professional practice ethics and management
• Scottish housing law
• Understanding housing markets.
• Designing places
• Development process
• Evaluating evidence and policy
• Housing inequality and society
• International urban challenges
• Other courses may be available
• Regenerating cities and neighbourhoods
• Sustainable housing development
Background and Aims
This programme consists of two qualifications - the Postgraduate Diploma and the MSc in Housing Studies. It is designed to meet the needs of people working, or looking to work, in the social housing sector in the UK, or in a closely related field.
The programme aims to provide students with an insight into the development of housing systems, policies and practices, and to provide a framework for discussing the development, financing and management of housing. The HSP also aims to provide students with a range of skills and knowledge needed by housing professionals. The new programme, which began in 2013, further enhances the development and application of critical analysis skills and also includes the examination of international systems and urban problems.
Career opportunities exist within local government, housing associations and charities engaged in housing management practice. There are additional opportunities in the voluntary sector such as housing law, advice, and campaigning. The statutory sector also has a range of housing policy roles (central and local government). The qualification is recognised throughout the UK.
A first degree in a relevant subject. Applicants with relevant professional experience may be accepted with fewer qualifications. Please contact the programme director to discuss.International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of foundation courses.International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of foundation courses.
MSc: Home/EU £7000, Part time 20 credits £778, International £14500; PgDip: Home/EU £4667, International £9667