Taught course

Housing Studies PG Cert

De Montfort University · De Montfort University

Entry requirements

To be considered for admission to this programme applicants should normally:

• have completed a first degree


• be working in either a paid or voluntary capacity inhousing.

Applicants with other relevant qualifications and experience or are fully qualified as a member of another professional body may be admitted onto the programme at the discretion of the University’s Programme Leader.

There are no opportunities on this programme of study to apply for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognised Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL).

Applications are welcomed for individual modules which can be taken as standalone for continuing professional development, however, both modules have to be successfully attained for CIHCM.

You will be asked to provide evidence of your qualifications and your experience of working in the housing sector as part of the application process.

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5, including 5.5 in each component (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Upon successful completion of 60 level seven credits you will be rewarded with a Postgraduate Certificate in Housing Studies. There may also be an option to progress on to an MSc qualification; however this is subject to sufficient numbers enrolling onto the programme.

  • 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

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5, including 5.5 in each component (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
Please contact the Chartered Institute of Housing for current fees
International students
this course is not available for international students

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Business & Law
0116 250 6070