This Housing Practice MA course allows you to fulfil the professional requirements for membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing. The Housing Practice course is a professionally-oriented programme that examines both theoretical and practical issues relevant to housing policy. Based at our Central London Marylebone Campus, it offers you a challenging and reflective course of study which considers the context and background to key debates surrounding housing, regeneration and sustainability.
If you are unable to study for a full Masters, we also offer a Housing Practice Postgraduate Diploma and a Housing Practice Postgraduate Certificate. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for information on these courses. In addition, you can also study individual modules from this Housing Practice MA course as stand alone short courses.
The MA core modules examine issues relating to development, finance, law, management, policy and strategy, and offer the opportunity for in-depth research in the Dissertation module. The overall aim of the course is to enable you to think strategically and operate as a reflective practitioner.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
Core modules -DISSERTATION/PROJECT (40 CREDITS) -HOUSING AND PUBLIC FINANCE (20 CREDITS) -HOUSING AND REGENERATION (20 CREDITS) -HOUSING LAW (20 CREDITS) -HOUSING MANAGEMENT PRACTICE (20 CREDITS) -REFLECTIVE PRACTICE (10 CREDITS) -RESEARCH METHODS (10 CREDITS) -URBAN POLICY AND STRATEGY (20 CREDITS)
Option modules - Choose one from: -PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND ENGAGING COMMUNITIES (20 CREDITS) -PUBLIC REALM: SIGNIFICANCE, DESIGN, EXPERIENCE (20 CREDITS)
The housing practice MA allows you to fulfil the professional requirements for memberships of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Most students will be working for local authorities or other registered providers. Other students work for voluntary or private sector housing agencies. Employers need reflective staff with a critical appreciation of the issues surrounding and affecting housing practice, and the course therefore offers important transferable skills applicable to a range of occupational environments.
You will normally hold a first degree or appropriate equivalent qualification awarded by a recognised institution. Applications from candidates with non-traditional academic backgrounds are encouraged. Applicants from such backgrounds would be expected to have significant work experience at the appropriate level. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component.
Recipient: University of Westminster
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