Taught course

Housing Studies

Ulster University · School of the Built Environment

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or non-Honours degree (plus at least one year’s relevant work experience)


an equivalent standard in a postgraduate certificate, graduate diploma, graduate certificate or an approved qualification


The Graduate Foundation Course in Housing

Months of entry


Course content

Housing is a multidisciplinary field of study which cuts across a range of academic perspectives, public policy agendas, and government departments/agencies. Located within the School of the Built Environment the Postgraduate and Masters programmes explore many topics that relate to the study of housing, including: analysis of the public policy framework; economics; law; management and leadership studies; housing management and policy; construction and procurement; planning, placemaking and urban design; regeneration and sustainability; sociology; politics and the environment. The course also enables students to fulfil the educational requirements of the professional qualification of the Chartered Institute of Housing, leading to full Corporate Membership.

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

The Faculty Office
+44 (0) 28 9036 6521