Taught course

Housing Studies

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Housing Studies (full-time) MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate should be graduates; mature non-graduates with relevant work experience can be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Diploma in Housing Studies offers a unique combination of academic study and professional work experience. The course combines strategy, policy and frontline services to people and brings together the study of buildings, people and money in the interests of better housing for all.

Our course is supported by studentships, allowing us to fully integrate all of the academic components of the professional qualification with a structured, assessed period of relevant work experience. This sets up graduates for a ‘fast track’ into a career with housing organisations in the social, private and voluntary sectors.

Our courses make a substantial contribution to supplying the sector with new, qualified staff, who are known to be ready to ‘hit the ground running’. There are a number of funded studentships each year and our graduates usually find relevant work very quickly after completing their studies.

Accreditation

The Chartered Institute of Housing is the professional body for housing and validates the Stirling Housing Studies course. On successful completion of the Diploma, you will have satisfied most of the practical requirements for corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Housing Studies attracts people from a variety of disciplines.

Course Objectives

With a staff group specialising in a wide range of professional competencies ranging from; housing management, project management, policy and strategy, homelessness, social theory, housing finance and housing law, Stirling University is in an excellent position to provide you with the skill sets required to make good a career in a highly competitive age.

Students are introduced to the most up-to-date ideas and debates in housing. We offer students the opportunity to learn about the cutting edge of housing practice. This route uses blended learning, with a significant element of online study giving the student the ideal learning experience in a format which is accessible and engaging.

This course is aimed at graduates wishing to pursue a career in housing. The Diploma programme combines academic study and professional practice over a 12-month period. It equips you with the tools to become a competent and effective practitioner and increases your chances of interesting and rewarding work and future employment.

Anyone who completes the Diploma requirements may register for a further nine months and, depending on progress, study towards a Master’s of Science degree (MSc).

The Chartered Institute of Housing is the professional body for housing and validates the Stirling housing studies course. On successful completion of the Diploma, you will have satisfied most of the practical requirements for corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Housing studies attracts people from a variety of disciplines across the social sciences, humanities and built environment.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency such as a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (6.0 in all bands).

Fees and funding

For further information on possible sources of funding, visit: http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/financial-information/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Professional practice50
Dissertation (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
⌂Senior Administrator (Postgraduate)
Email
SASSPGOffice@stir.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1786 467719