Study centres
Leeds Beckett

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Means of delivery: blended (currently)

Whether you’re a recent graduate in a related subject, or a professional working in the field, this innovative, accredited course will allow you to investigate the latest issues and developments in housing, regeneration and urban management and join the path to becoming a Chartered Town Planner.

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Learn how you could help shape our world into a better place on this reflective course designed for modern housing professionals, or those aspiring to work in the sector.
  • This course will have a strong strand of professional development embedded throughout your modules and will develop your skills and knowledge, so you can understand contemporary and relevant critiques of the current housing sector.
  • Your studies will address both academic and practical perspectives, covering topics such as the ways different groups co-exist in urban areas, how to use legal frameworks, leadership, professional ethics and tenants’ law. In your final year, you will be able to tailor your studies to meet your professional aspirations.
  • Develop expertise in leadership and management, community engagement and spatial planning
  • Learn to appraise and implement policy while keeping a critical eye on the contemporary housing and regeneration field
  • Be entitled to free student membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Chartered Institute of Housing

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University of Glasgow

Name of CIH accredited courses:

  • Postgraduate Diploma Housing Studies
  • MSc Housing Studies

Means of delivery: Weekly face to face (when Scottish Government Guidance allows and it is safe to do so), with some blended learning, until then online only.

The programme has recently been redesigned to reflect the rapidly changing nature of the field and the changing demands faced by housing professionals in a post-pandemic policy landscape. The programme delivers a highly regarded professional education in housing and has been developed in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Housing to deliver their professionally accredited postgraduate qualification.

It is suitable for people working in housing who wish to develop their career, or people who are new to the sector and wish to enhance their skill set.  Students can study part-time or full-time.  On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma programme students may, subject to performance, transfer on to the MSc and produce a dissertation based on their research.

In addition to a set of core housing studies courses (to the value of 80 credits) students have the opportunity to select from a range of additional courses (of 40 credits) in: regeneration; private rented sector; devolved UK housing policy; international comparative housing; housing, inequality and society; evidence and policy analysis; urban conservation and urban design.

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University of Stirling

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Means of delivery: blended learning – mainly online with occasional on campus teaching.

The University of Stirling programme provides a postgraduate-level accredited course appropriate to the learning needs of graduates/graduate equivalents interesting in developing their careers in housing.  We have been delivering blended learning for over a decade, and our innovative teaching involves a combination of on-campus and live online sessions.  Learning materials are recorded for students unable to travel to campus or join us live, thereby supporting flexible learning. The team’s close links to housing practice, combined with their research experience, ensures full engagement with the professional housing sector.  There are also opportunities to attend external events and guest lectures from housing practitioners.

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