This flexible, distance learning course has been developed to reflect the important role of housing organisations in a changing political and economic environment. Housing has a key role to play in the lives of individuals and communities and this course aims to equip housing professionals to deal with challenges facing the sector. The course incorporates the professional qualification route to Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) membership.
You can also choose to exit early with a Postgraduate Certificate upon successful completion of 60 level seven credits or with a Postgraduate Diploma after 120 level seven credits over two years. •Flexible schedule The online nature of the course fits in with a busy professional life and complements some of the issues they will be facing in their workplaces while broadening their focus •CIH membership This course incorporates the professional qualification to CIH membership in the first year core modules. A key feature of the course is the development of your theory and research skills in year two and the opportunity to use work-based examples in assignments and as a method to reflect on the curriculum •Excellent student experience You will benefit from the experience of both the DMU associate lecturers, who work with the CIH, and expert staff at the Centre for Comparative Housing Research •Boost your potential earnings Business and Law postgraduates command an average salary of £44,186 (DLHE, 2013/14)
Teaching and assessment
Teaching will be delivered through formal lectures, informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions and e-learning packages. Assessment will usually be through a combination of individual and group work, presentations, essays, reports and exams.
Graduates of our housing courses find themselves promoted to a variety of different posts at management and director level – not just in housing organisations, but across the public and private sectors.
Year 1: - Context of Housing - Housing Organisations
Year 2: - Housing research - Public Services and the customer - Theories of housing - Housing Markets and the State
Year 3: - Housing dissertation
Note: all modules are subject to change in order to keep content current
You should have a related first degree. Certain degrees and HNCs provide an obvious link to housing qualifications such as social policy, social sciences, politics, human geography, law, estate management, and building. Others are not so relevant such as science and maths. However, there are a large number which fall within these two extremes but require more in-depth evaluation, such as English literature, languages, accountancy, and humanities. Those with substantial housing experience will be considered on individual merit.
Contact the Chartered Institute of Housing for current fees
Recipient: De Montfort University
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