Taught course

Housing Studies

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Social and Political Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

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. Further information regarding academic entry requirements: student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below) Common equivalent English language qualifications: ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): B minimum CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): C minimum PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: Language Centre, University of Glasgow BALEAP guide to accredited courses FAQs Visa requirements and proof of English language level It is a visa requirement to provide information on your level of English based on an internationally recognised and secure English language test. All test reports must be no more than 2 years old. A list of these can be found on the UK Border Agency website. If you have never taken one of these tests before, you can get an initial idea of your level by using the Common European Framework self-assessment grid which gives you a level for each skill (e.g. listening B1/writing B2 etc.) However, please note that this is not a secure English language test and it is not sufficient evidence of your level of English for visa requirements. If you require a Tier 4 student visa, your qualification must be one of the secure English language tests accepted by UK Border Agency: UK Border Agency Tier 4 English Language requirements UKBA list of approved English language tests For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.
  • 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.

Programme Structure

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.

Core courses

  • 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.

Optional courses

  • 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.

Information for international students

IELTS: overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.0 ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20 CAE: B minimum CPE: C minimum PTE Academic: 60; no sub-test less than 59

Fees and funding

UK students
£7000
International students
£14500

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/housingstudies/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Mr Nigel Sprigings
Email
Nigel.Sprigings@glasgow.ac.uk