Taught course

Housing and Community Planning

University of Liverpool · Faculty of Social and Environmental Studies

Entry requirements

Please see the course page on the University website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

The Housing and Community Planning MA provides students with a critical understanding of the contemporary challenges associated with housing and community planning, including their interaction with social, economic, environmental and political issues. Students will develop a range of practical and analytical skills and experience that will enable them to pursue careers related to housing, planning, and the built environment.

This programme is focused on developing high level student understanding and experience of housing and community planning practice, and its interaction with various societal challenges. The programme consists of core modules related to planning for housing and home and community planning techniques, in addition to learning that places this in the context of theoretical and practical spatial planning challenges.

The programme has a strong practical emphasis, including a field class and a major 30 credit professional practice module where learning and skills are applied to real-world work-based scenarios. This reflects the programme's commitment to the development of skills and experience that can strengthen graduate employability.

A variety of assessment approaches are used including oral and poster presentations, reports, essays and digital diaries. Teaching is provided in a range of environments and formats, including field classes, seminars, lectures, small group work, and work-based scenarios. Assessments are intended to support development of skills that will be transferable to future careers and practice, including digital fluency and report writing.

The programme is delivered by a team of internationally renowned experts in housing and community planning. Lecturers are actively involved in learned societies such as the Housing Studies Association, hold editorial roles within prestigious journals such as Town Planning Review and the International Journal of Housing Policy, and are based within the Department of Geography and Planning, home to the world's first planning school.

Information for international students

Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

English language qualifications

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see our website for English Language requirements specific to your country.

If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes. Please see the English Language Centre website for further information.

If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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